Sunday, 22 January 2012

the story of cliff and janet

its been cold and rainy, perfect curling-up-with-a-movie weather
so here's some googled screenshots from one of my fave movies: cameron crowe's "singles" from way back in 1992 (no way is it twenty years old!??) its set around the grunge scene in 90s seattle, and as such features some epic fashion as you shall see. there are some other storylines but i always forcus on cliff (matt dillon) and janet (bridget fonda)

cliff is a musician. he believes he's greatly talented. he's not

janet is a waitress, his semi-girlfriend and his biggest fan

cliff doesnt really care about anything except his band

and while acknowledging that janet is crazy about him, still sees other people 

eventually janet realises that she deserves better

and stops fawning over him

cliff is puzzled
at first he just misses her adoration but then..

he makes some disastrous attempts to win her back
in fantastic outfits like layered tshirts and shorts over leggings (with boots and socks)


and a leather jacket over more tiedye and a pair of what one blogger called 'guatemalan friendship pants'
(best description i ever heard)

i won't spoil the ending but it is happy

this scene is not actually in the movie (i don't know if it was a cut scene or what?)
but i added it because they just look great together

so now you just have to fast-forward through the other story of  unlikable steve and neurotic linda
i don't understand why cliff and janet were the secondary story, they were much more fun &interesting


Gawgus things... said...

Noooo! It can't be nearly 20 years?! Frightening..

Emma xx

SoapiUk said...

ohh how comes ive never watched this film!?!? defintely need to. x


90's fashion is back!

amy kelinda said...

Awwww, Singles! LOVE. And um, how about Chris Cornell's (and later on, Soundgarden's) cameo? Amazing.

I've always had a soft spot for the 90s grunge look. Even the "guatemalan friendship pants" speak to me.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these beautiful film stills. It's funny to see how fashionable was back then and now.It really inspires me!


A Brit Greek said...

Crikey has it really been 20yrs? Major flashback!
Thanks for yous comment hun.. I've totally had enough of the rough times here, fingers crossed for a better year eh?

Liz said...

"Singles" is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time! And I completely agree about how Cliff and Janet were the more interesting couple! plus in their storyline, Eddie Vedder was in Cliff's band!

P.S. I found Citizen Dick tshirts on Ebay a couple years ago! They probably still sell them!!

wobblinbetty said...

ahahaha nice memories!!

Yuka said...

i love this movie. i can watch it over and over and never get bored.

drollgirl said...

cliff is a musician. he believes he's greatly talented. he's not

BAHWHWHAHHAHAHA!!! that made me laugh!

i love matt dillon! and he used to be so so so so so so so so hot. and he usually picks roles that he can play so well.

did you ever see the outsiders? it was so fun way back when i was a kid. not sure how it holds up today. guessing you have seen drugstore cowboy? i have seen it at least 20 times. awesome movie.