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It is furnished with period pieces, but none are lavish.
Queen Victoria starts an unexpected friendship with a young Indian man in Stephen Frears period piece, set in 1887.
The Conjuring, on top of everything else, is a loving period piece set in the early '70s.
Set in the early 1980s, Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of André Aciman’s 2007 novel barely counts as a period piece, although the short shorts and tube socks Armie Hammer wears to play his smart-jock protagonist put the story squarely in the past.
The last of those was hotly tipped to do well at the Emmys this year because of its broad appeal to voters—a period piece in the style of Masterpiece Theater about the British monarchy.
There is simultaneously a beautiful movie and a good play hidden somewhere in Woody Allen’s new melodrama Wonder Wheel, a slight and clunky period piece that offers teasing glimpses of something more rich and interesting.
There is simultaneously a beautiful movie and a good play hidden somewhere in Woody Allen’s new melodrama, Wonder Wheel, a slight and clunky period piece that offers teasing glimpses of something more rich and interesting.
On the one hand, it can be seen as self-serious, a dull history lesson, a by-the-numbers historical period piece that is almost comically designed to appeal to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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: something (such as a play, a movie, or a piece of furniture) that is from, set in, or typical of a particular time in history
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