The 1920s are always described as roaring, and I'll believe it. At least that's what movies have shown me. Although prohibition was in, the culture of the time was oh-so-appealing, and when a movie comes out that's set in that period, I get all giggly and excitey for the visual feast I know I'm gonna get.
The Newton Boys (1998) was a treat for the eyes in every 1920s way, but I especially loved the vehicular component. They were bank robbers after all, and had plenty of getaway cars. Plus, as they started makin' moulah, their cars got nicer and nicer.
I can't pretend to know anything about makes and models of classic cars, but if anyone has any knowledge of the subject, I'd love to hear it. As for me, I just think they're purrrtyy.
2) Hats and Fashion and Aesthetics
Hats were huge back then. Men didn't leave the house without one, and women got to experiment with all kinds 'a crazy head accessories.
The Aviator (2004), set largely in the 20s, showed us some great dudes and dames in headwear, some lovely hairstyles that I've unsuccessfully tried to recreate on myself, and some unforgettable outfits. Men were dapper, and the ladies were classy.
Why did I put this as number 3? This shoulda been my top reason.
Entertainment just ain't what it used to be. Chicago (2002) brought me back to a more simple time (when I wasn't alive yet) when being entertained meant seeing it in front of your own eyes, seeing people with real talent.
Oh, the costumes! The routines! The sequins! The sultry stares! The stockings! *sigh*
Do you have a favourite decade you love seeing on film?