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« on: November 26, 2003, 09:28:49 PM »

Part of the result of the action or a gaff? Ever notice that Claudia's dress has a seem open below her arm. it is noticeable in a few sceens particularly  the one where she lays down upon the bed with the camera shooting through the lace.

Now did this occur as a result of Harmonica ripping off the lace? or is it a gaff? You would think that it would have been noticeable to the crew or to Claudia. So it must have been left that way intentionally, no?

What do you afficianados think?

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2003, 05:55:29 AM »

  I always assumed it was designed that way.

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2003, 07:40:23 AM »

So you are saying a dress with ventilated pits? Almeria Desert fashion? Are both sides so designed, further scrutiny is required on our parts.  Cool

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2003, 08:17:32 AM »

It's only under one arm so I don't think it part of the outfits design and its there before (and after) Harmonica rips the rest of the dress.


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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2003, 06:07:58 PM »

Nice screen captures, so a new mystery, its hard to believe it wasn't noticed.

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2003, 10:38:19 AM »

Hmmmm, I always thought is was a dress design for hot country living allowing breathability.  Guess I'll have to watch again or ask about old dress styles.  Good one.

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2004, 08:00:54 PM »

Hi all, I'm new here.

I salute everybody on this really great board that
I just found about Huh .

I must say that like most everyone here, I have
said to whoever wanted to let me tell them that
OUaTitW is by far the BEST MOVIE I have ever
seen, period. Even if only on a TV screen.

Now to the topic:

I think that this scene follows her rush throughout
the house searching for anything of value to explain
the massacre. Blowing some stitches from her dress
should be the end result  Wink .

And I'll continue to read on ...

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2004, 08:47:55 AM »

Claudia's dress was made that way. If you look at Diane Cilento's blouse in "Hombre" it's cut in exactly the same way.

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2004, 03:49:37 PM »

I would guess that the armpit hole would have been made not only for ventilation but to reduce staining and a need to clean the dress.

But imagining the true period dress with armpit hair sticking out is beyond me.  

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2004, 11:45:05 AM »

But why only one hole?

When she's laying on the bed with her arms spread (the shot through the bed's lace canopy), you can see that her left arm doesn't have a hole...

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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 06:17:01 AM »

I've just found this old thread... I must say, I don't recall ever seeing an extant dress (photo of, mostly) with open armpits, though I've seen that in some films (not on another woman's dress, though). But if it's only under one armpit, I'd go for a goof, not intention. Maybe intentionally included goof.

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