My name is Tallulah…
So you wanna be a boxer in the golden ring….
We coulda been anything that we wanted to be…
If you’re singing along right now – good work!
I love, love, love Bugsy Malone and very proudly know the words to the songs (well only parts of Blousey’s sad song, cos you know, it was a bit boring). I so very badly wanted to be in the film, I wanted to drive one of those pedal cars, be one of the dancing showgirls and shoot my brother with a splurge gun.
At the time (twenty-some years ago) I loved it for the same reason most other young’uns loved it – because it was full of just kids, not an adult in sight, which child wouldn’t love that world?!
As I’ve watched it over the years, the other reason I will forever love this film dawned on me. Bugsy Malone was set in 1920s America – if you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that I have a ‘thing’ for 1920s design, usually referred to as ‘Art Deco’ (you can read that here). I’m sure you’ll agree it’s no coincidence that I also love watching Poirot and Boardwalk Empire.
Symmetrical designs, bold patterns, graphic prints and really rather fancy – yes, yes and yes.
one: Manhattan wallpaper from achome.co.uk | two: solid oak wall clock from rusticclocks.co.uk | three: Chrysler building poster | four: table lamp | five: ‘Marion’ mirror at Decoratif Design | six: Menville traditional daybed by Manheim-Ruseau | seven: fire surround from Red-Gray
What’s your favourite design era? Which films make you want to jump through the screen and move in?