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James Coburn’s Corduroy Suit in Charade

James Coburn as Tex Panthollow in Charade (1963)

James Coburn as Tex Panthollow in Charade (1963)

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James Coburn as Tex Panthollow, larcenous former OSS commando

Paris, April 1963

Film: Charade
Release Date: December 5, 1963
Director: Stanley Donen

WARNING! Spoilers ahead!

Background

As portrayed by the brilliant and versatile James Coburn, Tex Panthollow makes his dramatic introduction in the beginning of Charade as the second of three mysterious men who show up to “pay respects” at the funeral of their one-time brother-in-arms Charles Lampert, each one increasingly perplexing his widow Reggie (Audrey Hepburn) with their behavior. Par examplum: Tex draws a hand-sized mirror from his inside breast pocket and holds it directly under the deceased’s nose to ensure that he’s really passed from this world before sneering: “Arrive-derci, Charlie.”

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Michael Caine’s Beige Suede Reefer Coat in The Italian Job

Michael Caine as Charlie Croker in The Italian Job (1969).

Michael Caine as Charlie Croker in The Italian Job (1969).

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Michael Caine as Charlie Croker, cheeky and charming mob thief

Turin, Italy, Spring 1969

Film: The Italian Job
Release Date: June 2, 1969
Director: Peter Collinson
Wardrobe Supervisor: Dulcie Midwinter

Background

Although modern American audiences may be more familiar with the 2003 Mark Wahlberg film The Italian Job, most Brits and film buffs recognize the classic 1969 version as the truer of the two. Continue reading

Californication – Hank Moody on a Plane (Season 1)

David Duchovny as Hank Moody at LAX in

David Duchovny as Hank Moody at LAX in “Filthy Lucre”, the ninth episode of Californication.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, womanizing novelist with substance abuse issues

Venice Beach, Fall 2007

Series: Californication
Episodes: “California Son” (Episode 1.08) & “Filthy Lucre” (Episode 1.09)
Air Dates: October 1, 2007 & October 8, 2007
Directors: Scott Winant (Episode 1.08) & Scott Burns (Episode 1.09)
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

It’s been almost three months since BAMF Style has checked in with Hank Moody, the hero of Californication. In “California Son”, Hank had just come to terms with the death of his father with the help of a roll in the sack with ex-girlfriend Karen. He departs LAX for a brief exodus home to JFK, returning a few weeks later. Upon his return in the next episode, Hank is pleasantly surprised to find Karen waiting outside LAX but soon discovers that she is there to meet boring dial tone Bill – her fiance – rather than Hank. Hank makes the best of this uncomfortable situation. Continue reading

Layer Cake’s Dark Blue Pinstripe Jacket

Daniel Craig in Layer Cake.

Daniel Craig in Layer Cake (2004).

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Daniel Craig as an unnamed London drug dealer (but we can call him “XXXX”)

London, Summer 2004

Film: Layer Cake
Release Date: October 1, 2004
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Costume Designer: Stephanie Collie

Background

As I mentioned in the last Layer Cake post, this British crime drama (some could call it a black comedy) was seen as Daniel Craig’s “audition tape” for the role of Bond. He was a sharply-dressed, sympathetically violent, and stoic Londoner who differed from Bond only by being a gangster instead of a secret agent. Continue reading

Californication – Hank Wears Blue in Season 2

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in “Coke Dick & First Kick”, the sixth episode of Californication’s second season.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, novelist and womanizer researching a rock biography

Venice Beach, Spring 2008

Series: Californication
Episodes: “Coke Dick & First Kick” (Episode 2.06) & “Blues from Laurel Canyon” (Episode 2.11)
Air Dates: November 2, 2008 & December 7, 2008
Director: Michael Lehmann
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

David Duchovny turns 53 today. Happy birthday to one of BAMF Style’s favorite TV lovable degenerates! Continue reading

Californication – “Turn the Page” (1.11)

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in “Turn the Page”, episode 1.11 of Californication.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, womanizing novelist with substance abuse issues

Venice Beach, Fall 2007

Series: Californication
Episode: “Turn the Page” (Episode 1.11)
Air Date: October 22, 2007
Director: David Von Ancken
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

In the penultimate episode of Californication‘s first season, Hank Moody has spent the majority of the season wistfully hoping that his ex-wife (common law, at least) Karen will abandon her thoughts of marrying the “dial-tone” Bill and come back to Hank. He thought he had his life on track when he wrote a new novel, but it was unfortunately lost when his new car was stolen. He and Karen briefly rekindled their passions after the death of Hank’s father, but it didn’t last. Finally, Hank hit his seasonal rock bottom in “The Devil’s Threesome” when doing just that with gym rat Laura and his best friend/agent Charlie.

It’s safe to say that, by this point, Hank’s been swallowed up and shit out by the powers that be. Continue reading

Hank Moody Goes Porsche Shopping

David Duchovny goes car shopping as Hank Moody in

David Duchovny goes car shopping as Hank Moody in “Filthy Lucre”, the ninth episode of Californication.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, washed-up novelist and womanizer

Venice Beach, Fall 2007

Series: Californication
Episode: “Filthy Lucre” (Episode 1.09)
Air Date: October 8, 2007
Director: Scott Burns
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

After a traumatic first eight episodes, Hank Moody’s luck seems to be changing. He has endured losing the love of his life, the death of his father, and a crippling inability to put pen to paper. Continue reading

Flashbacks of Hank Moody in “California Son”

Mark Margolis joins David Duchovny in a production photo from

Mark Margolis joins David Duchovny in a production photo from “California Son”, the eighth episode of Californication.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, successful author and family man

Venice Beach, Summer 2006

Series: Californication
Episode: “California Son” (Episode 1.08)
Air Date: October 1, 2007
Director: Scott Winant
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

A year before he became the substance-abusing turnstile of a man we’ve come to know and love, Hank Moody was a dedicated family man with several successful novels under his belt. Much like his attitude, Hank’s clothing during this “golden era” was much brighter with nary a black to be seen.

The first real glimpse Californication viewers get of this happy past life comes in the eighth episode, “California Son”. Faced with the death of his father Al (played by the ubiquitous but underrated Mark Margolis), Hank is forced to reflect on the last time he saw Al, which happened to be the summer that his relationship with Karen deteriorated. Continue reading

Layer Cake

Daniel Craig in Layer Cake.

Daniel Craig in Layer Cake (2004).

Seeing as the stoner holiday of 4/20 is coming up this weekend, it’s only appropriate that BAMF Style profiles a cinematic drug dealer. However, the classy “businessman” of Layer Cake is hardly the traditional dealer…

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Daniel Craig as an unnamed London drug dealer

London, Summer 2004

Film: Layer Cake
Release Date: October 1, 2004
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Costume Designer: Stephanie Collie

Background

Layer Cake could almost be called Daniel Craig’s test drive as Bond. While more timid than the infamous spy (“I hate guns! Although that one is very pretty…”), he plays a cunning, manipulative, and cheeky anti-hero with a conflicting but specific set of morals. He also has a pretty sharp wardrobe without resorting to Bond’s dinner jacket and martini trope. Also, much like Bond, he gets to enjoy a steamy mid-day hotel room tryst with a femme fatale, until he is rudely interrupted of course.

However, there is one major difference glaring between Daniel Craig in Layer Cake and Daniel Craig as Bond. In Layer Cake, he plays a criminal. A drug dealer, to be exact. Now, he is a drug dealer with morals, but still, I think we can all agree that drug dealing is a profession Bond would look down upon. Although, as Dan himself tells us in the film’s narration…

I’m not a gangster, just a businessman. And my commodity happens to be cocaine.

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Californication – “Girls Interrupted”

David Duchovny as bored writer and master chef Hank Moody on Californication.

David Duchovny as bored writer and master chef Hank Moody on Californication.

Nothing new, attire-wise, but we do get to learn a little more about Moody’s secret recipe for Cheese Sensation.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, womanizing novelist with substance abuse issues

Venice Beach, Summer 2007

Series: Californication
Episode: “Girls Interrupted” (Episode 1.07)
Air Date: September 24, 2007
Director: Tucker Gates
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

As one of the first episodes to feature more heavily on the Flanderization of Charlie Runkle, Hank gets relatively less screen time than usual in “Girls Interrupted”, the seventh episode of the first season.

When we do see him, the attire is all pretty standard. We do get a better look at the green button-down he wore earlier in the season and finally find out about Hank’s signature dish, an infamous conglomeration of cheese for the whole family! Continue reading