One of the projects in the pipeline is an edit of 1983's The Wicked Lady. Yes, the Dr Who Lady Highwayman episode did move me to this action. Anyway, while looking for the poster for this movie, I learned that there was a Dutch lesbian rock band from the late 70's called Wicked Lady-
Well, I know a world class time-suck when I see one. I figured all I could do was bookmark it and promise to come back "someday" to fully explore. The site itself doesn't have a lot of videos/pictures, but it does have names and info on loads of 70's and 80's rocker chicks I've never heard of. If I let it, this could start a browser bloom of epic proportions. And I got other things I gotta do right now.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
A bootcentric edit of three different segments of the Oct 29, 2015 episode of Home and Family. A close examination of the first part of the show reveals why I was reluctant to make the "high boots" call. The placement of the zipper and slightly different texture of foot and shaft made it possible that this was the Devil's Deception (ankle shoes paired with leather pants) As we saw later in the episode, Christina was indeed wearing proper thigh high/OTK boots. These boots are difficult to categorize. I wouldn't disagree with calling them either classification, short thigh boots, or tall OTK's. These are very, very nice boots and I think she wears them well.
Christina Ferrare is 65 years old. This is what she looked like exactly 40 years ago-
A proper bootcentric edit of this segment was going to be a pain, so here's the complete segment. Rejoice those of you who dislike the "choppiness" of a bootcentric cut. From the October 29, 2015 episode of Home and Family, Christina Ferrare wears a lovely pair of black leather boots that are in the murky area between tall over the knee and short thigh high. Nomenclature aside, that's a great pair of boots.
Friday, October 30, 2015
I'm sure you already know this, but the hard-working John Smith, creator of that bible of real-world bootage the JohnSmith14 blog, has been on fire this season. When I say check it out everyday, I mean, CHECK IT OUT EVERYDAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Doctor Who is a lot like Star Trek in that the original run featured loads of booted women and the "re-boot" was shockingly lacking. You can count the boots in both Star Trek Next Generation, et al and the new Dr Who on one hand.
You wouldn't think it possible, but they managed to mess up (mostly) Maisie Williams in high, high boots. Mostly, everything is TOO big. The shafts of the boots are too loose and she swims in the rest of the costume. If you told me this is the costume the towering John Cleese wore as Dennis Moore I'd believe it. (BTW the first scene actually made me think of "Lupines? You mean the flower lupines?)
I didn't expect her to wear a sexy pirate Halloween costume, but a tiny bit of tailoring would have gone a long way. Maureen O'Hara never dressed like a trollop, but she looked GOOD.
Costume aside, virtually all of her scenes (in this outfit) were filmed by candlelight. Atmospheric perhaps, frustrating to boot lovers? You bet your ass.
Thankfully, the final scenes are shot at dawn and feature a very nice bit where she places her booted foot on the chest of a fallen foe.
Dr Who (s09e06) features boots that are too big, filmed too dark. Now that I've had some time to think, I'm planning to upload a shorter version with some slo-mo's and repeats.
Anyway, decent beginning of show that holds promise. Unless they decide that her secret identity is more interesting than her super one.
A sweet pair of boots and some good fight scenes highlight Supergirl (s01e01). Could somebody turn on some lights around here?
From the pilot episode of Supergirl(see above). When editing down the episode I was impressed by the lack of obvious stunt boots. Long-timers may remember how fanatical I can get about poor use of spats over sneakers or swapping out ankle shoes and stockings for proper boots. A frame by frame analysis strongly suggests the stunt woman wears a good proper pair of boots that may be identical to the "feature" boots. As an experiment, I decided to make a clip with some repeats and slo-mo's. This is it. It doesn't seem markedly worse then the un-re-encoded original. I'm out of the habit, but I might start doing it more often when the circumstances warrant.
BTW-found this tumbler of Supergirl Boots-
From Blood & Oil (S01E05). Some fetching shooting wear, a few ankle-shoe & shiny pants shots to remind us the battle is not won and thighboot blondie (I might learn her name some day) back in her thigh boots.