Googie (and related style and design)

IdleRich

IdleRich
What about films in this style - I don't think that I have ever heard a film described as a "googie film" in the way that you sometimes hear something described as an art deco film or, I dunno, a cyberpunk film, or steampunk or whatever. Also, I'm not totally sure what I would mean if I asked for a googie film - or what I mean is, it feels as though it could be a way to describe a film in which people are in space and they live in a world that googie architecture aspires to - I suppose like the Jetsons. But I'm thinking I'd be more interested in a film in the real world but where people dressed like this

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And hang about in places like this

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In other words I would like to see a film set in the real world but inside that style - in the way that the BBC Poirot always takes place in this paradise of international modernism - rather than in the actual space that the style aimed to evoke.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Plenty of cars in this style though... I guess that's cos the buildings kinda copied their style from the cars and so they found themselves co-opted into a style that didn't exist when they were built.

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IdleRich

IdleRich
I'm still trying to find out what was the men's equivalent of, say, this

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If someone can point me in the right direction I will definitely start dressing in that style all the time.

I have a feeling that it will turn out - rather disappointingly - that while women were wearing weird helmet, huge sunglasses and weird domestic shapes, men were wearing some variation on a suit.

I rather like the garment this guy is wearing though - despite not quite knowing what it is

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I reckon it would suit me rather well as I get behind the wheel of my Alfa Romeo

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william_kent

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Danish millionaire, Simon Spies's house

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Spies was extremely interested in LSD

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"Spies was a flamboyant character who boasted of his sexual appetites, which included bacchanalian orgies at his spaceship-like mansion and having sex in public with the star of Bordellet ( The Brothel ) at the film's premiere." - quoted from Divine Rascal - Andy Roberts

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Clinamenic

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There's a bunch of googie where I live, car washes, restaurants, etc. Almost ubiquitous enough as to be invisible, I'd say, or taken for granted in any case.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I saw this tracksuit for sale in Zara today - I reckon it could fit. Certainly the closest I've seen yet.

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I can imagine wearing that as I leap out of my Vauxhall SRV...

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...laughing gaily as I extend a helping hand to my asymmetrically bobbed partner before we climb the steps to my luxury pod. Once inside she desports herself elegantly in the floor pit and produces a little mirror on to which she pours a large heap of white powder, while I busy myself at the cocktail cabinet, gazing at the breathtaking vista which fills the whole of one glass wall and..... er, where was I again? Oh yes, I remember, not doing that.
 
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IdleRich

IdleRich
There's a bunch of googie where I live, car washes, restaurants, etc. Almost ubiquitous enough as to be invisible, I'd say, or taken for granted in any case.
Can you get some photos mate? I would to see some actual photos of this in the wild, not jazzed up for an exhibition or whatever but performing their function as intended.

In fact I would like to see more suggestions in any field. There must be some films with this aesthetic mustn't there?
 
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