Re: Long and Short Hair history and question

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Posted by Jake (other posts) on May 20, 2017 at 08:32:17 Previous Next

In Reply to: Re: Long and Short Hair history and question posted by Long Hair In Albany on May 19, 2017 at 10:22:41:

: Also it should be noted his hair style is big in Europe now, so that may be why they are going with it.

That may be true, but long hair was definitely not the norm or in style back in the 1930s, yet here is Errol Flynn playing Robin Hood from a 1930s movie with long hair

The way Flynn's hair looks in the film would've been much more historically accurate for that time period, but the trendy closely cropped style worn by Charlie Hunnam in Legend of the Sword is very inaccurate.

Flynn's hair in real 1930s America and Europe would have been considered extremely "long" by 1930s standards, but probably during the time period(Medieval Europe) which it is set it might have been considered medium length.

Hollywood had it right in the 1930s, but in modern times I question why they are portraying historical characters with such closely cropped "stylish" cuts that were definitely NOT in vogue during those times many centuries ago.

I think it's what you stated about selling a bomb to the masses by presenting a young actor with a trendy short haircut.

I have no intentions on paying to see it.

Now can you imagine Hollywood making a modern movie about some classical era musician such as Frédéric Chopin with a "high 'n' tight"?

as preposterous as it sounds, it would not surprise me if they did something like that.

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