Author Archives: classiq

August Newsletter: On Close Encounters of Every Kind

Diving into Philip Glass’ Words without Music, reliving the 1980s through film soundtracks and musing on close encounters of every kind. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channeling: Brad Pitt in “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood”

But it is Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth who takes film costume beyond ‘60s fashion and transforms it into timeless style. It’s both his attitude and clothes, modern yet very much of those times that project this California cool vibe and that very much capture the decade’s uplifting, freewheeling spirit. Read More

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The Stone Roses at Golden Hour

There’s something about a 1980s soundtrack (The Stone Roses’ self titled album is the current mood) and a long summer’s day evening golden hour that seems to stretch on forever. Read More

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Taking a Shot at Paul Newman

“Hmmm, Paul Newman”, my son casually remarks as he passes by our countryside living room table, casting a look towards the new book that has made an appearance among the many other film books on display. He doesn’t stop by, it’s just a frugal look – like saying hi to a member of the family, his eyes clearly focused on the Animalopoly game, the afternoon indoor activity forced on us by the heatwave. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Melina Mercouri in “Never on Sunday”

It’s a dancer’s body you think of when you see Melina Mercouri blaze on the screen in Never on Sunday. When she dances, her black sheath dress dances with her. When she walks, her clothes walk with her. Her elegance is alive. Theoni V. Aldredge not only understood film costume, she understood costume construction. She rarely used ready-made dresses in her costumes. Read More

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