Monday, April 19

three days of the condor











“He wore one outfit through the whole picture!” says Sydney Pollack (director), when asked about Robert Redford’s wardrobe in Condor. It may look like a simple getup, but Pollack’s brother, Bernie, a wardrober, says they created the ensemble with care to define Redford’s character, a deskbound CIA researcher in unaccustomed peril. “We wanted an intellectual East Coast thing,” Bernie says. “Some sort of jacket, a chambray shirt with a wool tie—not a silk tie but a wool tie, which gave him a bit of a rougher, kind of college-professor look.” -via GQ

Just a great movie... plot: a reader for the CIA misses getting whacked, as out picking up the office lunch. Goes on the run. Uses all the tools he has learned to outwit the hired guns.
"I am not a spy. I just read books! We read everything that's published in the world. And we feed the plots - dirty tricks, codes - into a computer, and the computer checks against actual CIA plans and operations. I look for leaks, I look for new ideas... We read adventures and novels and journals."
Good advertisement for reading... but versatile outfit too; herringbone sports jacket, sawtooth chambray shirt, wool tie, hiking boots, jeans and peacoat. Faye Dunaway, a Landcruiser, an IH Scout, 1st Gen Ford Bronco (Thanks LEE), a Brady bag (guessing) and a Doxa Sharkhunter round out the accessories... [available via netflix instant btw. thx ryan]

11 comments:

Ryan said...

Never seen this before. Just saw its on netflix instant. Will be watching tonight.

Speedmaster said...

One of my fav. movies of all time!

Noah said...

Also will be watching this the first chance i get

themark said...

Yes, a great film, when action was something you did without computers. You can really impress me by figuring out what nice chunky 70's watch he's wearing.

james at 10engines said...

@themark. doxo sharkhunter... replaced leather band obv'.

TRAWETS NILTGEOV said...

Great movie. Great feathered hair!

Stephanie said...

His job in that movie was always my dream job.

Lee said...

That's neither a land cruiser nor International scout, but a 1st generation Ford Bronco pictured.

heyhansen said...

Thanks for the tip, that was a good time.

neaststyle said...

Was actually putting together a post on Three Days of the Condor today and lo and behold . . . great minds think alike.

-Christine
N'East Style

Nathalie said...

thanks thanks a lot ,this is my inspiration since always on menswear ...this is one of my favorite moovie and the teaser is so so great.happy to see that i am not the only one ....