Author Archives: classiq

Gloria Grahame in Noir Films

Gloria Grahame in In A Lonely Place

  One of film noir’s most defining actors, Gloria Grahame brought her femme fatale characters a raw, vulnerable sensuality. She was not simply pretty. Her glamour and sexuality hid surprising, unexpected emotional registers. Her bad girls were human. Her characters … Read More

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One Day That Summer: Sassi di Matera

One Day That Summer-Sassi di Matera

Can you think of a better time than summer to go off the beaten road, on mountain trails, or to visit old towns and villages? There is nothing quite like the long, sun-drenched summer days that ignites one’s adventurous spirit … Read More

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Music from Jim Jarmusch Films: A Playlist

Music from Jim Jarmusch films - A Playlist

  I remember when I was watching Only Lovers Left Alive, a film that would ultimately capture my whole being, and the sequence with Yasmine Hamdan performing Hal occurred, towards the end of the movie. I’m not sure I can … Read More

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Summer Storyboard by Helmut Newton

Summer Storyboard by Helmut Newton

  This month, Taschen will publish an extensive Helmut Newton portfolio including some of the photographer’s most striking shots from the ’60s through to his golden heyday, a collection of his fashion, editorial and personal pictures. “I am very attracted … Read More

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Editorial: Under the Sicilian Sky

Editorial - License to Shoot - The Godfather

Stories of Sicily.   The Editorial: thoughts, short stories or essays about the world of cinema   While in Berlin several summers ago, we stopped for lunch at a restaurant and I realised, by the accent, that the waiter was … Read More

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