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I’ve been more experimental with my movie character earrings–experimental has always been my style really, when it comes to creating. I’m having fun with these as a sort of ‘women’s study,’ because I think as women, we look for ourselves in other women. It’s the differences that are fascinating and what I’m most curious about. Here are the next six pairs:

From the movie Point Break

In the film, Tyler only wore a simple stud in her left ear. For petite Lori Petty, I made her character’s surfboard in mini shrinky-dinks.

From the movie The Naked Spur

Poor Lina Patch didn’t have much of a personality apart from what she could do for the men in the film, so it was kinda hard being inspired by her static character. I went with the colors of her clothing and made something reminiscent of her neck scarves…symbolic, I think, of yet another squelched female voice on the big screen.

From the movie The Ice Storm

I love Sigourney Weaver’s character in this film, and her outfits are fabulous. She needed the confident earrings of a self-assured woman, perfect for her next cocktail party. I chose warm red-brown glass with gold chain for this 70s sexpot.

From the movie Fight Club

For the girl with all the addictions, cigarettes were a natural choice. Though physically gritty, they have an allure that’s hard to deny…coal-black poison covered in a smooth, shiny shell. The red ‘flames’ at the end double as drops of blood. The soothing, deceptive distraction of vice.

From the movie The Florida Project

Known in the real world as ‘The Naked Cowgirl,’ Sandy Kane plays larger-than-life Gloria in The Florida Project, so she needed some big, flamboyant earrings to go with her crazy makeup and outfits (or lack thereof).

From the movie Smokey and the Bandit

Off with the veil and on with the skin-tight jeans. Sally Field’s Carrie/’Frog’ wasn’t quite liberated–but getting there.

Looking forward to the next batch–until then!

Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 6: Colorado (The Naked Spur)

Category: Action/Adventure

Quote of Interest:

“They’re men, honey, and you ain’t. Remember that.”

–Ben Vandergroat to Lina Patch

Three words to describe this film/state: Rocky Mountain misogynists

Best ‘Extras’: None credited [Insert all horses and uncredited actors playing Native Americans here]

State food/recipe we tried this week: Granola (and we may try some Colorado green chili, too). *Note: with Jim being vegetarian, me being picky, and neither of us eating seafood, our selections here are limited. This is really just a way for us to try some new recipes and branch out…a little 🙂

Earring Inspo Character: Lina Patch

Other Notes: Fourth in a series of crime movies in the last few weeks, starting out with robbing/kidnapping in Raising Arizona, murder/robbing in Mud, robbing/murder in Point Break, and murder/kidnapping in The Naked Spur. I haven’t seen a Western since Shane in middle or high school, so I can’t judge this film against what a ‘good’ Western should be. It appears well-liked on Rotten Tomatoes, and if Janet Leigh hadn’t been present and receptive to a barrage of verbal abuse (and then some) from pretty much every male in the film, I might have enjoyed it more. It looks like I may be solitary in my opinion, but I don’t care. I thought this was a ridiculous movie. I’m sure the film reflects the time in which it was made and not so much post-Civil-War treatment of women, but what do I know? I’m only going by what Laura Ingalls Wilder had to say. I also wonder if Beverly Cleary took Ramona’s after-school buddy Howie Kemp’s name from our main man Howard Kemp. Jim, a fan of It’s a Wonderful Life, was not as impressed with Stewart’s performance in this one.

Grade: C-

State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/fifty-states/colorado

Next up: Connecticut (The Ice Storm). Follow along to discuss! Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.