Clawfoot Tub Inspiration from Movies
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Clawfoot tubs are often associated with luxury and wealth so it’s not really the kind of tub that you see everywhere. However, one of the more common places we see clawfoot tubs are in movies!
We’re all for sparking and enabling inspiration at Kingston, and we agree that it’s plenty easy to get inspiration from social media. But, when’s the last time you’ve gotten inspired by a movie? And, how many movies can you think of where these gorgeous tubs make an appearance?
Below is a list of movies that we thought of with clawfoot tub scenes. Perhaps you might want to watch one of these movies on this list and get inspired.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
In this classic R-rated psychological thriller movie, Glen Close is the “other woman” character named Alex Forrest. However, after a fling with Dan Gallagher played by actor Michael Douglas, she becomes disturbingly obsessive in her pursuit for him. As a married man, Glen’s pursuit involves and endangers not only him but his entire family.
In the final climactic scene, knife-wielding Glen Close aggressively slashes at Dan inside a bathroom. Desperate to subdue her, Dan throws her into a clawfoot tub filled with water. He holds her there while Glen drowns staring into his face.
It’s Complicated (2009)
A rom-com movie with Meryl Streep as Jane, who although divorced with Jake, played by Alec Baldwin, remain close friends for many years. One day, ten years after their divorce, they end up having an affair together but Jane realizes that Jake is remarried and finds herself as the other woman. It wouldn’t be a rom-com without a love triangle, so accordingly, there is a character played by Steven Martin named Adam, who falls in love with Jane and gets involved in a complicated romance.
There’s a scene where Jane and Jake have a fun conversation about their past and their current lives. Jane relaxes in her clawfoot tub while Jake sits on the bathroom floor next to her eating ice cream and teasing her about Adam.
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The Notebook (2004)
In this infamous romance movie, Noah and Allie played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams respectively, are passionately in love. However, Allie’s parents don’t approve of their relationship due to social class differences. Noah eventually leaves to fight in WWII and Allie ends up marrying someone else. However, when Noah returns years later, he finds that Allie’s marriage is not going well, and that their passion for each other hasn’t changed.
Right before getting married, Allie sees Noah in a newspaper and faints. She recovers with a bath in a clawfoot tub as she reminiscences their relationship.
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Just like in the original Marry Poppins family story, a family needs the help of Marry Poppins, played by Emily Blunt. Much more than just a nanny to the family’s kids, Mary Poppins brings the Banks family on a magical adventure and seems to inspire hope that all their problems will resolve some way or another.
One of Mary Poppins’s many adventures with the kids starts by traveling through a clawfoot tub!
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Annie is a classic Broadway musical adapted into a movie. Annie, played by Aileen Quinn, is an orphan that gets selected to be adopted by a rich man that seeks to improve his image. While grateful to escape the mean matron, Miss Hannigan, Annie is also determined to find her real parents.
In a musical number called “Little Girls,” Miss Hannigan’s mean personality is revealed. She sings about hating the orphans while drunk and even pours a bottle of vodka into her clawfoot tub bath.
My Fair Lady (1964)
Another classic musical, My Fair Lady is about how a phonetics professor transforms a Cockney working-class girl into someone able to pass as a high-class lady. The girl in question is named Eliza Doolittle, played by Audrey Hepburn, who agrees to let the professor transform her through speech lessons in order to improve her job prospects. After some time, Eliza begins to fall in love with the professor.
After a small dance with the professor, Eliza sings her joy in a musical number called “I Could Have Danced All Night.” In it, she is getting ready in the morning, and we glimpse the bathroom with a lovely clawfoot tub.