Author Archives: classiq

Jacques Demy in Black & White and His Quiet Heroines

Before using colours “like a singing Matisse” in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Jacques Demy made the most lyrical use of black and white in his first two films, Lola and Bay of Angels, when a different kind of heroine glided through his universe, one who sand and danced on her own music. Read More

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Editorial: Through a Glass, Darkly

In Andrei Zvyagintsev’s “Elena” (2011), there is striking contrast between the natural light and the dark underlay of the story that even taps into noir, but the narrative is so disquieting and subtly gripping, further enhanced by the beautiful original score by Philip Glass, with the shocking element that occurs so seamlessly entwined into the pensive minimalism of the film. Read More

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Jean Seberg’s Look on Screen: A Marker of Modernity

A preppy in Paris. How Jean Seberg as Patricia Franchini strolling down the Champs-Elysées in The New York Herald Tribune t-shirt became a style headline and the star of the French New Wave. Read More

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The Culture Trip: March Newsletter

The March Culture Trip: the latest talks, films, music, books, interviews and cultural news. Read More

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Riding on the Highest Creative Crests and Living on the Edge of Darkness

  “Believe me, the records don’t even begin to capture the special magic of the Dolls on a good night playing in a prissy little club to their elite little crowd of mascara-daubed misfits and vagrant vamps. Misty glitzy memories … Read More

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