Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thursday Movie Picks: Fashion World
For the 2nd week of 2017 as part of the Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves. The subject for this week is on the world of fashion. Films about clothes, photos, models, and all sorts of crazy shit as my picks are based on this subject told by three renowned filmmakers.
Though the film is about a photographer who may or may not have photographed a murder, it is set in Swingin’ London during the mid-1960s at a time when fashion was the thing. While it is the most accessible film Michelangelo Antonioni made in his career, it still bears many of his visual traits from the way David Hemmings’ would photograph models for a shoot or how he would capture a moment that feels vital and in vogue with the times.
While this is often considered one of Robert Altman’s lesser films in the 1990s, it is one of his most entertaining as it is set during Fashion Week in Paris as it is all about fashion. Featuring an ensemble cast that is just over-the-top with Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren as old-lovers who recreate a famous scene from Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow to appearances from Kim Basinger as a dim-witted reporter, Tim Robbins and Julia Roberts as rival journalists forced to share a room, the trio of Sally Kellerman, Linda Hunt, and Tracey Ullman as fashion editors trying to meet Stephen Rea’s devious photographer. It’s a mess of a film but a fun mess that is never boring from start to finish.
3. The Neon Demon
While it might labeled more as a horror film, it does fit in the bill since it is about models and set in the fashion world but in a more cutthroat environment. Nicolas Winding Refn’s film about a young girl whose beauty has gotten the attention of L.A. fashion world as a couple of models feel threatened. It’s a very dark and stylish film that is unquestionably polarizing yet it is quite confrontational about how beauty is seen as it is an important film about the world of fashion.
And now here’s a little bonus as it relates to the world of fashion told by one of the greatest men who is fashion:
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