costume drama


: a movie that is set in the past in which the actors are dressed like people from the past

Examples of costume drama in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This one, however, arrives cloaked not in the silky trappings of Victorian costume drama, but the dark shadows of midcentury American noir. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Ridley Scott’s Napoleon is just a Breaking Bad costume drama. Armond White, National Review, 24 Nov. 2023 Episode 2, which was released last Wednesday, was narrated by Grace (Poppy Liu), the new wife of the murder victim, Edgar (an extremely amusing Zach Woods), and her account of events looks like a Regency costume drama. Matthew Gilbert,, 19 July 2023 The luxury train, arriving from Bath, may have looked like something from a costume drama. Jon Marcus,, 1 June 2023 The costume drama, which stars Depp as the French King Louis XV and marks his first leading role in three years, has been having a strong run at the French B.O., proving that the controversial star is still bankable. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 1 June 2023 The Other Child, Ahn Tae-jin’s period costume drama The Night Owl and Lee Hae-young’s twisty spy thriller, Phantom. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Costume drama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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