Mentioned I was aware of this back when I posted I, Tonya. This is the film where Margot wears the good stuff, not some crappy rabbit jacket. According to Rotten Tomatoes, that may be the only good thing about Terminal. This film is also notable because it was released in 2018 and is not a period piece*. Notice that asterisk? Yeah, about that…
Terminal – The Film
This is a “neo-noir” set in purposefully indeterminate time and place. It’s about a bunch of assassins doing double crosses and someone out for revenge. The Wikipedia entry gave me a headache, so I didn’t finish it.
Terminal – The Furs
So, neo-noir time, and the opening advertises that directly. As mentioned, the time and place the film’s events take place are meant to be vague. Thus the (probably dyed fox) fur-trimmed jacket worn by Annie, Margo Robbie‘s character, in the beginning, is merely another piece of the puzzle.
The film indulges many tropes, including the one about filming dark fur in dark scenes. I’ll wait for someone to say, “well, it is supposed to be a noir.”
The film flashes back to the opening scene at least twice, the first time very briefly, using the same shot.
On to the second fur, otherwise known as “the one you can see well.” It’s a white mink fur stroller.
Brief shots of it appeared in some promo material, so it’s slightly better known.
Finally, we are treated to another flashback to the confessional’s opening scene, which is from a slightly better angle.
Terminal is not a great fur fashion movie, nor is it a great movie at all. It does provide roughly two-three-quarters minutes of Margot Robbie in fur, which I personally find a valuable use of anyone’s two and three-quarters minutes.
- Fur Runtime: approx 2.75 minutes
- Film Runtime: 95 minutes
- On-Screen Fur Ratio: 2.9%
Find-a-Fur: Terminal, 2018
(all times are approximate and are affected by the cut of the film)
- 02:00 – 03:10 – fox? collar + smoking
- 18:15 – ” flashback
- 27:10 – 29:00 – mink stroller
- 1:28:30 – opening fur flashbacks