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This is “Little Women” for a new era

This is “Little Women” for a new era

“Little Women”, the movie that was launched last year, based on the one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old literature, written by Louisa May Alcott.

We have to say that Greta Gerwig, the Director of this movie, created a master-piece. Greta refreshes a literary classic with the help of a dazzling cast that includes some of the “old” and new Hollywood’s talents, Saoirse Ronan, as Jo March, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen as Jo’s sisters, Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

This is a smart, sensitive and funny retelling of its classic source material, where Greta Gerwig proves some stories truly are timeless.

“Little Women” tells the story of the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, who live in Concord, Massachusetts, during and after the Civil War, each determined to live life on her own terms, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

Despite being written more than a century ago, this film sends a clear and current message.“They’ve got ambition and talent as well as just beauty,” Jo March declares of her sisters in the clip. “I’m so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for. I’m so sick of it.” The message is clear: this is Louisa May Alcott’s progressive masterpiece – with the volume turned up on the feminist messaging.

The scenarios are perfection. They are all so beautiful and magic, gives the viewer a sensation of a warm and cozy feeling.  Gerwig turned to paintings from the late 19th century to give her a sense of the colors and textures she would need to recreate on screen, with Winslow Homer’s “High Tide” (1870) among her favorites.

The wardrobe is outstanding, and definitely had a big impact on Little Women’s success. Jacqueline Durran, the English costume designer was the responsible, for creating all the looks in this movie, whish made her won an Oscar for the best costume design for the second time. With a lot of meaning behind every piece, the individuality of each character, the color palettes, the cheeky wardrobe-swapping between Jo and Laurie, and the volume from sleeve to skirt, we were awestruck with every single detail that was so carefully thought for this wardrobe.

Here is the trailer, to give you a glimpse of we are talking about:


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