Are "Enola Holmes" (2020) Costumes Historically Accurate?

28 sep 2020
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  • sorry if it came off as a bit of a roast, it's a sweet movie and the costumes weren't actually bad

    Karolina ŻebrowskaKarolina Żebrowska2 mánuðum síðan
    • The part where she said its a symbol of repression tho, you took it out of context:(( she said "it is a symbol of repression to those WHO ARE FORCED to wear it" and then continues on by saying how she chooses to wear it and how it helps with her stuffing her money in the corset(which someone said that in the books, she put more things and how the corset was a useful thing) they prolly only put the money to symbolize the scenes in the book

    • Except they messed up the timeline of the costumes💩🤣but IM STILL GONNA LOVE THAT FILM AND THERE AINT ANYONE STOPPING ME HAHAHA

    • And the question is , Why does it always has to be historically accurate? At the end of the day is not a documentary. it's just a fictional story. inaccuracies are repeated in many movies. That means the people behind the screen has asked themselves that question and they have gotten to the conclusion that its not a priority for the industry, cause many of those movies with inaccuracies have won prizes for their job. Even Oscars. So...

      F LozanoLond1995F LozanoLond1995Mánuði síðan
    • @Nicole Stanhope The movie is not set in 1900, even though the Movie showed 1884 at the the beginning of the movie, making it seem she was born that year which might made it confusing. If you look closely at the newspaper Enola was reading about the reform bill when she was at the finishing school you will notice the date 1884 put at the top of the newspaper. Also in 1884 there was a reform bill singed called the Representation of the People Act, which also made me think it was in 1884. If you look up when the movie is set, most sources say it’s set in 1884, including the one yeeaahhzz posted

      Alessia BlockAlessia BlockMánuði síðan
    • Could you please do a video about the 2015 Far From the Madding Crowd?

      Bethany JohnsonBethany JohnsonMánuði síðan
  • Could you review the queens gambit from Netflix soon? I find the story line so interesting and I've only watched the first episode! It reminds me aloy of a 2015 indie game , Fran Bow. Especially with the dependency of the pills; the orphan child also reminded me of Fran Bow. I was wondering how accurate the costumes and mannerism are in the set time period. Sorry I rambled 😂

    Hannah TuckerHannah Tucker16 klukkustundum síðan
  • i did the maths so it's supposed to be 1900

    Kai TheatreKai Theatre17 klukkustundum síðan
  • I figured some of the ladies were wearing older clothes because they were poor and didn't really buy new clothes

    Ash ,Ash ,22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Okay but the actor for sherlock in the movie tho, they had no right making sherlock that fucking hot

    Triss FosterTriss FosterDegi Síðan síðan
  • it’s the 1900 cause in the beginning of the movie it shows she was born in 1884 so add 16 and it’s the 1900

    valerie checovalerie checoDegi Síðan síðan
  • Roast away

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  • Me watching any period film. This is why I dont bother watching them anymore. At least Singing In The Rain had a costume designer that was designing incredibly close to the era that the movie was set, so his liberties with the fashions were pretty complimentary, even if the make up and hair was all over the place

    Zombie CyborgMamaZombie CyborgMama2 dögum síðan
  • I don't know what year it's supposed to be, all I can say to help is that Sherlock is thought to be born in 1854.

    margaux margauxmargaux margaux2 dögum síðan
  • I think it was a great movie!

    SsstAr 22SsstAr 222 dögum síðan
  • nOt suPpOsEd tO bE

    ܝdezato.ܝdezato.2 dögum síðan
  • I find the the shop owner's and some of the women's sort of edwardian fashion kind of symbolic as they are sort of revolutionists and feminists so its in a way the costumer's way of telling their story of their sort of efforts for progression, maybe idk.

    Bennett CooperBennett Cooper3 dögum síðan

    The majestic MangoThe majestic Mango4 dögum síðan
  • if you’re not sure what Helena is wearing then thats pretty accurate to who she is lmao

    steph soppanishsteph soppanish4 dögum síðan
  • So Apparently, Enola Holmes is set in 1884..

    Laura S.TLaura S.T5 dögum síðan
  • As I was watching my mind was doing the same. Wait. What time period is this..? Like you said I still enjoyed the plot even if the costumes were sporadic

    Felix PuetteFelix Puette6 dögum síðan
  • time period movies need to hire you to fact check their choices! its so amazing how you notice all of this

    Pluto SummersPluto Summers6 dögum síðan
  • I don't know much but can someone tell me how realistic it is that both the train and especially the automobile went so fast? It irked me a bit bc I'm pretty sure I've learned they were rather slow back then... Might be wrong tho

    Lena NiLena Ni7 dögum síðan
  • Enola: Corsets are used as a form of oppression Me: 😠 Enola: for those who are forced to wear them Me: 😀

    Summer RaeSummer Rae7 dögum síðan
  • Could you do Anne with an E? It's a really great show and I haven't found a video that explains explicitly whether it's accurate or not.

    Lucia BorjaLucia Borja8 dögum síðan
  • I have to laugh, my sister and I both non-professional costumers, watched this movie and could not figure out exactly when it was supposed to be taking place. It pleases me that someone with a bit more experience and knowledge came away with the same idea. I decided screw the whole thing and just enjoy the story, so we did. I was stuck in my chair anyway recuperating from a fall (twice) down our stairs. I am fine no real damage done. Must add some thing about the corsets being bad, we see people everyday wearing those back braces when they lift things. Those black polyester things wrap right around and look a lot like a corset to me.

    coyotewilsoncoyotewilson9 dögum síðan
  • its possible the ladies are just old and wearing their old clothes especilly the maid?

    Dina KarimiDina Karimi9 dögum síðan
  • Please react to anne with an e costumes :)

    silsilsillysilsilsilly9 dögum síðan
  • How do we request she reviews Orlando 1992?

    S. Nick ZaccaroS. Nick Zaccaro11 dögum síðan
  • I really think this movie was more about adventure/fantasy then about historical accurancy. Stil love this video though. I have not seen the whole movie yet, I love the white dress showed on 2:57 and in the end.

    QueenShireenQueenShireen12 dögum síðan
  • 8:37 I can't stop laughing at it😂😂😂

    Bálint F.D.Bálint F.D.13 dögum síðan
  • I always thought the point of the red dress with the plunge neckline was to show Enola's ignorance to the ways of the city. Especially since when anyone mentions the dress its always a sideways jab at it. I don't think it was meant to be acceptable at that time either, just that Enola had no clue on daily wear of the time. Because the shop didn't read like a well respected shop to me. More like it was a tacky/gaudy shop that was known for poor taste and maybe catered to a different clientele than the everyday 16 year old.

    Starlight FancypantsStarlight Fancypants13 dögum síðan
  • So, 1880 sportsclothes are like peasant cloths plus long pantaloons? That's interesting...

    Sigourney Di BlasiSigourney Di Blasi14 dögum síðan
  • you look like if haru from persona 5 had a midlife crisis

    happily kaedehappily kaede14 dögum síðan
  • I loved the pink dress, it’s so pretty lol

    Cae BlissCae Bliss14 dögum síðan
  • I think its really interesting how you point out that teenagers and grown women had different corsets. Maybe her wearing a more rigid corset at first is part of what allowed her to pass for slightly older when she's pretending to be a widow?

    Sidnea StrelserSidnea Strelser14 dögum síðan
  • I would love to see if the costumes in "Ruby Red" are historically accurate

    LinLin15 dögum síðan
  • i'd say the Headmistress is supposed to look very sharp, angular and strict, that's why the curvy shapes wouldn't fit

    l Euphoria ll Euphoria l15 dögum síðan
  • No one : "of corse the old lady i wearing an old dress 😂 I love theese videos!! 😍

    Foxy PandasFoxy Pandas15 dögum síðan
  • I really liked the Film... But i Was so confused when i watched it the first time because of the costumes. Like you said: it could be anything because it's so mixed. But when i watched it the second time i got more and more confused because the historical Events didn't fit together, either... Still like the movie and try to see the costumes as a peace on their own and not in combination.

    Little CousinLittle Cousin16 dögum síðan
  • Honestly, I feel like that "a symbol of oppression" clip keeps getting taken out of context. The next part of the sentence is "to those FORCED to wear it," and then she goes on to talk about how useful it will be for her. THAT IS WHY she's happily fighting in the whalebone corset and gritting her teeth through the soft corded one, because she wanted to wear the first one, she had good reasons for choosing it, and the second one is just adding insult to injury because she's been robbed of her agency and it's a reminder of the headmistress picking apart her body. TL;DR: I don't think her liking the whalebone more than the soft corset is any kind of plot hole, it's a (imho) fairly obvious callback to the point about CHOICE being the determining factor for what is and is not oppressive.

    Stephanie MajorStephanie Major16 dögum síðan
  • Who else thinks that Karolina should make a video about the American Girl Doll movies. I think she would be surprised how historically accurate they are

    Antonia SchoferAntonia Schofer17 dögum síðan
  • I feel so annoyed by people thinking all 19 century fashion looked the same ! I mean do you think 2010 fashion looks like 2020 ?? No it doesn't so shut up

    Rima AouadiRima Aouadi18 dögum síðan
  • I would’ve worn what she did at the last part of the movie. That white dress, her long messy hair was GORGEOUS and I was jealous lol

    hbh Tcrhbh Tcr18 dögum síðan
  • The shirt and belt helena bc is wearing look 1980s to me tbh

    no peaceno peace18 dögum síðan
    • I think i had that outfit when i was like 9 but i wore stirrup leggings with it

      no peaceno peace18 dögum síðan
  • The costume design might be bad but it's such a cute movie as well. For some reason, a lot of people when making their main lead try to make her this mary sue tomboy who's not like the other girls and hates dresses and I'm really glad they didn't go with that. Enola is an actual character so I was really pleasantly surprised.

    MarmMarm19 dögum síðan
  • Can you do this but for the Queen's Gambit?

    Caitlin TygartCaitlin Tygart21 degi síðan síðan
  • When she first wear boy's clothes she's wearing Sherlock old clothes. Just a reminder.

    Cata Lihn AhCata Lihn Ah21 degi síðan síðan
  • You should do this same kind of review on Peaky Blinders costumes as well!! I’m curious...

    Tiziana RinaldiTiziana Rinaldi21 degi síðan síðan
  • Enola Holmes = feminist version of Sherlock Holmes..

    María Belén PereiraMaría Belén Pereira22 dögum síðan
  • Enola doesn't like to wear corsets ... 😁 She says she doesn't like them😁 the movie is set in the first wave of feminism

    Elaine SamarasingheElaine Samarasinghe23 dögum síðan
  • There are a number of problems with “Enola Holmes” vis a vis Sherlock Holmes and canon continuity... 1) When it is set during Sherlock Holmes continuity is unknown. Sherlock is famous, but Watson no where to be found. Holmes could not be known far and wide if Watson was not telling Sherlock’s stories. 2) Mycroft Holmes is supposed to be extremely fat (he has hands like flippers) and to exceed all in deductive power, yet Mycroft in “Enola Holmes”does neither.

    Morrigan070671Morrigan07067123 dögum síðan
    • @Morrigan070671 I agree. When they said that whole thing about Mycroft not having gotten their mother's brilliance or whatever ... oh, that was a character change. That is what it comes down to. Character changes bother me more than visual changes.

      Laura RayburnLaura Rayburn9 dögum síðan
    • @Laura Rayburn I suppose I can forgive them making Mycroft less fat and more gentlemanly...after all, Sherlock Holmes was portrayed by Henry Cavill, who is heroic and not cadaverously thin as Holmes of the stories is said to be...but Mycroft is the one person who exceeds Sherlock in deductive power, and Sherlock should acknowledge Mycroft’s superiority in that area (incidentally, Enola should have some hint of similar abilities, since they are, apparently, hereditary).

      Morrigan070671Morrigan07067110 dögum síðan
    • Yes! My mom and I are both Holmes fans and were talking about this. Plus Mycroft's very attitude seems completely changed. One could argue, I suppose, that it's because we never saw Mycroft in this type of situation but only dealing with people who were basically his equals. But in the books, he's never shown as cruel and abusive. I love Mycroft in the books and hate what they did to him for this movie.

      Laura RayburnLaura Rayburn10 dögum síðan
  • Ciekawe ilu Polaków to teraz ogląda?

    Ula MoskałaUla Moskała23 dögum síðan
  • She was able to fight in the whale bone corset because it was loose(someone who read the books they put it loose on purpose, so she can stuff in things and move comfortably, and thats why she put the money) and that corset also saved her from the knife remember. My conclusion for this is that they are balancing the use of corset how it is useful, but also has a flaw(tightening part, she was forced to tighten it because of the school, thats when it becomes a symbol of repression)

  • Sooo I watched the movie (really recomend it) and at the beginning you can see Enola was born in 1884, and she just turned 16 when the movie is set. So easy maths, is set in 1900

    Ana V. M.Ana V. M.24 dögum síðan
  • 4.19 For me Enolas mom looks mostly like The Cure fan from the 1980s..

    JenniJenni26 dögum síðan
  • I want to be a 1900s snack

    Janie TyrellJanie Tyrell27 dögum síðan
  • Very much waiting for a review of fashion in Netflix's Rebecca. Some of it seems off, but I'm not en expert

    Octavia BoreckaOctavia Borecka27 dögum síðan
  • I wonder if the lord's mother has just come out of mourning for her husband and hasn't had time to replace her clothes in the latest style. Would make sense that she's only a few years out of date.

    Historians RevoltHistorians Revolt28 dögum síðan
  • *it features a lot less boning-*

    AlliAlli28 dögum síðan
  • Woah, that corset was immaculate. I want. (*‘ △ ‘ *)

    MakedaMakeda28 dögum síðan
  • Hi Karolina! Could you make a video about The queen's gambit mini series??? I think it's pretty nice! pls....!

    Júlia KolesárJúlia KolesárMánuði síðan
  • Can we please talk about the lady in blue in 18:27 that appeared 4 or 5 different times in the movie's background

    Liv TavaresLiv TavaresMánuði síðan
  • Doesn't karolina kinda look like a mature Millie bobby brown or is it just me

    bruh-ibruh-iMánuði síðan
  • pls do the queens gambit next!

    Vilma NordVilma NordMánuði síðan
  • not to be *rude* but in the movie its shown that Enola was born in july 1889 so your confusion about the time periods is because your off by about 20 years.

    Hey Its EmilyHey Its EmilyMánuði síðan
  • Corsets not being torture machines but actually armor

    eeeyvintageeeeyvintageMánuði síðan
  • 𝓛𝓸𝓿𝓮 𝓼𝓸𝓶𝓮 𝓰𝓸𝓸𝓭 𝓸𝓵 ' 𝓻𝓸𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓼

    Plauge Doctor in TrainingPlauge Doctor in TrainingMánuði síðan
  • I think the movie says it. Enola was born on 1884 if I remember correctly, and she was 16 in the movie so...

    Maria Jose Rangel AcuñaMaria Jose Rangel AcuñaMánuði síðan
  • PLEASE do the queen’s gambit

    Larissa PiresLarissa PiresMánuði síðan
  • I’d love to here you talk about how women in the past mixed styles from different eras (maybe you already have 😆) cause the mom in this was very eccentric and might not’ve dressed in a conventional way at home

    Symphony SonicSymphony SonicMánuði síðan
  • The majority of the film is set in 1884. The whole premise of the Lord Tewksbury being chased is because they don't want him to vote in the House of Lords to change voting rights in 1884.

    Carly BishopCarly BishopMánuði síðan
  • Do Anne with an E !!!

    원원원원Mánuði síðan
  • I can't wait for Karolina to rip the tv show Reign to shreds.

    KateKateMánuði síðan
  • Karolina, you asked when this movie was set. It was 1884. It said so at the beginning of the movie and the plot included the Reform Bill of 1884. So if most of the costuming seemed approximately 1880s, then it wasn't too inaccurate.

    bluedance lillybluedance lillyMánuði síðan
  • This is not related to the movie being discussed but I believe it may be in a similar time period. Its a great show on Netflix called The Alienst, I'm in the first ep of the second season. Would love your take on the clothes for this show :)

    Valeska CanasValeska CanasMánuði síðan
  • Have you watched the new rebecca film? I’d love to see your thoughts on that ❤️

    Georgia IrvingGeorgia IrvingMánuði síðan
  • Please, please, PLEASE film a video like that picking apart the movie "The Personal History of David Copperfield" (2019) because I've just watched it and absolutely feel IN LOVE with the costume design and just want to know whether it has been worth all the love PLEASE I THINK YOU WILL APPRECIATE IT TOO

    PaulinaPaulinaMánuði síðan
  • It’s supposedly set in 1900.

    Min GoodhallMin GoodhallMánuði síðan
  • I wonder if they put Edith in Edwardian clothing to represent her more progressive views and values? Seeing the messiness of all the costumes it’s not likely, but that was just a thought that occurred to me.

    Kasia NylandKasia NylandMánuði síðan
  • For timeline purposes, because you kept mentioning it: the movie says Ebola was born in 1884, and her mother disappears on the day of her 16th birthday. The the movie is set in 1900! :D Which makes dating the clothing a lot weirder

    Amber DurstAmber DurstMánuði síðan
  • I think it's set in 1900 because Enola was born in 1884 and she turns 16 at the start of the film.

    Lisa McGeeneyLisa McGeeneyMánuði síðan

    MagisterCatMagisterCatMánuði síðan
  • would you consider looking at the fashion for Anne with an E?

    Margot MasclansMargot MasclansMánuði síðan
  • You actually kind of look like millie Bobbie brown...

    Rory MalaveRory MalaveMánuði síðan
  • I got the impression that the lady she bought the red dress from buys clothing to sell on, or uses the tattier ones for 'upcycling'. I know people who had little money always wore clothing for as long as possible, and recycled clothing and fabric, as they wouldn't be able to afford to keep up with current fashions.

    Veronica AmblerVeronica AmblerMánuði síðan
  • I feel like we’re lucky most fashions fell within roughly a 30year period cause most movies give us current fashion with an “antique finish” which makes it anywhere from 1600s-1900s lol

    cosplayobsessedlosercosplayobsessedloserMánuði síðan
  • Do Anne with an E!

    Valentina BecerraValentina BecerraMánuði síðan
  • A tad unrelated, but I really loved their portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in this. Being a big fan of the original works, I was worried they would either make him too emotional or even less competent for the sake of making Enola shine. I was pleasantly surprised, and they really did a better job than most adaptations imo. He isn't haunted by demons, he isn't dysfunctional in social situations, he's simply disinterested. All this to say, fun film is an apt description, and Henry Cavill continues to impress me in his recent roles.

    WolvespcWolvespcMánuði síðan
  • And the question is , Why does it always has to be historically accurate? At the end of the day is not a documentary. it's just a fictional story. inaccuracies are repeated in many movies. That means the people behind the screen has asked themselves that question and they have gotten to the conclusion that its not a priority for the industry, cause many of those movies with inaccuracies have won prizes for their job. Even Oscars. So...

    F LozanoLond1995F LozanoLond1995Mánuði síðan
  • The movie is set in 1900, just after she turns 16 and she’s born in 1884. It is annoying for the pieces that are set after 1900, but I totally understand the older pieces. Especially since she bought second hand clothes and the adults have their preferred styles.

    willowbarrwillowbarrMánuði síðan
  • Corsets - bullet proof vests

    CandyHealyCandyHealyMánuði síðan
  • I think the setting is in 1880s-1900s

    CandyHealyCandyHealyMánuði síðan
  • strange question but what on earth would pregnant women wear in the victorian era? cause corsets were like expected to be worn right?

    EVMRCEVMRCMánuði síðan
  • Just watching the trailer, I was confused about when it was supposed to take place!! X)

    C MaysC MaysMánuði síðan
  • Please do a video about The Alienist's costumes!

    Mister DentistMister DentistMánuði síðan
  • I think you missed the point of the group gathering. If the film is trying to convey that these women are radical thinkers trying to exert change, their clothing is going to express a sense of self expression, individuality and radicalization. It’s completely pointless to compare that to historical evidence about what was “commonly worn” by the mainstream, non-radicalized women. Imagine 100 years from now and dress historians looking back at LGBT+ or BLM gatherings and say “wait these people aren’t dressed like Ivanka Trump this is incorrect”

    Mai BuiMai BuiMánuði síðan
  • See i saw the corset tightening scene as more of how frustrated she was to be in this school, that was more of a scream of frustration than pain. And she says that corsets are a sign of oppression for those who don’t choose to wear it. As in women were forced to wear corsets to look good, as we see in how the headmistresses says she has too little bust and hips and that she’s “overweight”. Whereas Enola is choosing to wear the corset so she doesn’t stand out

    Kittikat4124Kittikat4124Mánuði síðan
  • i couldn´t find anyone saying this, so here it is: in the beginning of the movie you can see enola as a baby in 1884, the movie is set when she´s 16, so it should be set in 1900

    Sin Leng LamSin Leng LamMánuði síðan
  • They blew all the budget on the grandstands clothing 😂

    Mortal RealmMortal RealmMánuði síðan
  • I really liked the way you pointed the lack of accuracy of some costumes from the movie, while also showing that there were lots of good points. But just to know, am I the only Enola books and comics reader around here that was super surprise to see that the movie has almost NOTHING to do with the original plot? The story they came up with is good, I'm not saying the contrary, but... Idk it surprised me a lot how they add the romance and supressed lots of Enola's intellectual work to underline her physical abilities (fights, ...). Which makes sense since it is difficult to show everything that happens in her head in a movie, or at least more than in a book. But still, I was kinda sad to see that they add this little romance and deleted such great analysis. Anyone else feeling the same way?

    Mélodie SoleilMélodie SoleilMánuði síðan
  • Love your videos!

    Naty CreaghNaty CreaghMánuði síðan
  • Fun fact about the corsets from the books - she chose the "older" looking clothes because she had to look at least 22 years old to get around London independently even though she was just a teenager. The book also talks about how she chose to wear her first whalebone corset loose so that she could use the gaps to store ALL KINDS of things in (I'm talking ropes, daggers, cash, first aid, snacks - it's w i l d. They only ever show the cash being stored there in the movie) The crinolines may also be a shoutout to one of the books - "The Cryptic Crinoline", which (no spoilers) involves a crinoline in the plotline :)

    Krupa HebbarKrupa HebbarMánuði síðan
  • This is great! I was totally thinking while I watched this movie: "I wonder what Karolina would think about this?"

    Beth GawneBeth GawneMánuði síðan