I have watched then rewatched this all day...its bloody brillant.The acting and storylines are just suberb,the clothes are phenomal (its set in the 60s but the outfits are very 50s). Mad men is the best thing on telly at the moment and if you can watch the 3rd series on the bbc-if not hmv are selling series 1 and 2 at a lovely price of £35.Well worth itself in gold.
If you Visit the DCA in Dundee-please check out the Cinema as whenever an art show is on weither your a big or small artist-the artist is allowed to pick or suggest films that have inspired/influenced there work past or present.
Now all hypothetically here-if I was allowed to show at DCA I would defiantly choose this film among my many....
(I think these trousers alone inspired the disco pant From AA)
(I screen captured this myself-as I absolutely fell in love with Jodie Fosters White Fitted Capri pants and satin number)
(I watched it on YouTube and loved the smoky club atmosphere in the key scenes and the image of them as a four)
The reason I would choose the 1980 film Foxes is it deals with allot of themes that seem to be cropping up repeatly in my work. Lonliness, Alienation from society, the ideas of female sexuality, friendship and finally the idea of what it is to not want to be young but afraid to grow old but yet yearning to be considered older.
The very hot Blond one is Cherie Currie from the Runaways fame (She will now in 2010 be known as she’s to be turned into a what looks like shite film staring Dokkata Fanning and "I cant stop blinking and sighing every time imp on screen even in adventure land which trust me is shite also” Kirstin Stewart based on their band the RUNAWAYS. Plus on that note have you seen her very bad hair in the movie trust me Joan Jett was hot she did not have a female mullet. The runaways where 80s punk hot...) Cherie Currie is really not half bad at playing a girl that keeps falling of the wagon cause shes scared of the future. Jodie Foster plays the main lady as is also very good naturally . The other two actress to me seem to have dissapred into 80s flashbacks but are very good as well.
If you can check it out and be nostalgic for the clothes but thankful that were not tennage girls anymore..
Im not the only one that will post about the tragic death of Alexander McQueen nor will i be the last.But fashion for all its Sillyness and Stupidity is not only devine but inspiring.Im so sad to hear of his death-Suicide is a terrible thing and i have had first hand experience of how it affects the friends and Family.I am in no way trying to exploit his death rather than celbrate what a lovely mark he made apon the world....
Wonderful just wonderful...
I will wear My very own vintage skull scarf handed down to me by my mother in memory Tomorow.
I remember a time on a saturday aftrenoon there was always a bollywood film on.I used to always stay in just to watch them with subtitles.I adore bollywood and wish there were more avaible with subtitles...
I watch film's constantly......so am of course inspired by them............heres just a couple that spring to mind.....
A very lovely romantic film,requires no brain cells film but very very well acted-Christian Slater looking very 90s with long hair.The chemistry between the actors is lovely and feels very 'real'.It makes you want to believe in neverending love.Plus wonderful soundtrack---->
Better then that silly moulin Rouge version which now sticks in your mind when you hear this-the original is the stuff to fall in love to....
Visually it will blow your mind. The story at times is very miss matched but is wonderful for it.Plus the actor Lee Pace is wonderfully handsome so you can easily forgive.
The costume designer-- Eiko ishioka will blow your mind.
Plus i nearly threw up at the fabric blood scene it made my eyes so happy.
Heres another of ishioka's work on Brian Strokers Dracula (another very camp film but all the less some costumed lovelyness!)--
I read the book and become obsessed so quickly i went and bought the film.I dont want to reveal to much but please if you can watch it after reading the book.As this a wonderful dark film that come from a very dark source(far darker in the book).I love the book so much i plan to give to a friend for her birthday.
Its lovely and single handely inspired my wardrobe for my last year in high school.I still watch in awe.
If you havent seen it your missing out.....Carey Mulligan is mindblowing and a face to watch.