Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Exceptional cast led by Hoffman and Hawke. To think that Mr. Lumet was 83 when he made this very contemporary film in 2007 is impressive. When one loves what one does, one can work forever...
Not a film if you're looking to "feel good"!lol
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Miss Turbeville infused her photographs with a sensitivity to female melancholy & romanticism that made her work from the early 70's thru to 2013 instantly recognizable. Her eye for elegance allowed her to portray the most dilapidated settings with an aura of beauty & tranquility through her unique photographic techniques which included physically distressing and damaging her precious negatives which elevated her prints to a higher artistic status.
Her work clearly stood out in the field of male dominated fashion photography with their expected sharp focus technique and aggressively sexualized ideal of women.
Her trademark style was a special haunting atmosphere that showcased her mysterious models, often more than the clothes.Men very rarely appeared alongside her women in these carefully staged mini dramas.
For all her gloom and doom, High Glamour was never sacrificed, which tethered her work successfully and continually to Fashion's Idealism in spite of the introverted beauties who populated her fantasies.
Her signature compositions of multiple figures continue to bewitch in her latest ad campaign for Roman Couturier, Valentino, who also worked with her in the 70's.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Monday, October 14, 2013
Mr. Ford is hopelessly infatuated by the sexual revolution of the late 1970's Disco Era Sexual Liberation movement that pushed the limits of the hedonistic lifestyle to it's most extreme.
Studio 54 was ground zero for this drug fueled and festive decadence until The Virus shut the party down and took the lives of many, many, stars of the New York Fashion & Art Scene.
Drenched in nostalgia, he enthusiastically celebrates the joys of pan-sexuality through his sizzling advertising campaigns, gleefully offending narrow-minded Americana....but selling alot of product!lol
He used a strong dose of sensuality to reboot the Gucci brand in the late 90's and got even bolder to promote his own brand of luxury accessories and fragrance, happily pushing the limits of sexual imagery in advertising. A master of PR indeed.
The scenes in Greece will make you want to grab the next flight and go adrift ( astray!) in a Mediterranean Paradise.
Fantastic cast, stunning cinematography and John Casavettes and Gina Rowlands( one of the most gorgeous real life Hollywood couples ever) to anchor the whole experience....with depth and humor.
Monday, October 7, 2013
A most beautifully shot very dark tale with a shocking twist. Strong cast. Brilliant direction.Slow and steady...until the end.
Mr. Gael Garcia Bernal, at the peak of his charisma, never looked more handsome...creates the most menacing tension opposite William Hurt, a major acting talent.