Greenpoint, October, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Red Hearts and Coronets

I've been working my way through the first two seasons of The Americans, the FX series about Soviet spies living as middle class American citizens. The show is set in the early 1980s. The stories are fairly preposterous, as Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Phillip Jennings (Matt Rhys) juggle their cover lives as co-operators of a travel agency, living in the DC suburbs with two children, with the daring exploits "the Center" assigns them. The show gets a lot right about the time though: music, video games, food ("there's French-bread pizza in the freezer"), and especially the cars. The one that gets the most airtime is a mid-70s Dodge Coronet, big brother to the Dart and Demon.
One of the pleasures of the show is how beautifully it is shot, especially when the Coronet is in the picture. But I think you'll agree, the lighting in general was better then.

No comments:

Post a Comment