“When men die, they enter history. When statues die, they enter art. This botany of death is what we call culture.” – (STATUES ALSO DIE; 1953) I was deeply saddened to wake up to the news that director Alain Resnais has died at age 91. Resnais has continued to make movies into his 90s and just last week I made time to watch YOU AIN’T … Continue reading Alain Resnais 1922-2014
In 1962 Alain Resnais’ film Last Year at Marienbad aka L’année dernière à Marienbad (1961) debuted in America and made quite a splash with film critics as well as fashionistas. As the following fashion article from ’62 makes clear, women were obviously inspired by the lovely Delphine Seyrig and attempted to mimic her look including fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt and American actress Elizabeth Ashley. Today actresses in popular films seem to dictate many fashion trends but I found this fashion piece about Last Year at Marienbad really surprising and a fun read so I thought I’d share it here. Delphine Seyrig’s one of my favorite actresses and I love the idea of her as a smart trendsetting ’60s style icon in the same league as Jean Seberg and Audrey Hepburn. Make way ladies! Here comes Delphine Seyrig…
Favorite DVD Releases of 2007: Part III. – Top 30 DVDs #11-20. John Savage in The Killing Kind (1973) The Killing Kind (Dark Sky Films) Please see my brief look at this Curtis Harrington film HERE. Latitude Zero (1969) Latitude Zero (Dub Sub) (Media Blasters) Please see my review of Ishiro Honda’s Latitude Zero HERE. Legends of the Poisonous Seductress #1: Female Demon Ohyaku (1969) … Continue reading Favorite DVD Releases of 2007: Part III.
Pictured Above: High and Low (1963), Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Eyes Without a Face (1960) Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Cleo From 5 to 7 (1961) I was invited to participate in putting together a list of Favorite Foreign Language Films at Edward Copeland’s blog recently which is now open to online voting and I hope my blog readers will cast their vote for their … Continue reading List Making