Category Archives: Film

The Undesigned Outfit, the New Symbol of American Maleness: Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire

“This is it! This is what I’ve always wanted!” The clothes that costume designer Lucinda Ballard chose for him finally put Marlon Brando into character. He became Stanley Kowalski and his “undesigned” outfit became part of the Brando iconography. Read More

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Le choix des armes: Yves Montand and the Look of the Gentleman Gangster

In Le choix des armes, Yves Montand is part of a gentlemen’s world of mobsters and criminals, living and dying by a certain code of honour, never betraying their own, and dressing the part. Read More

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September Newsletter: On Memories of A Good Year and the Film of the Fall

  Photos: Classiq Journal     I first watched A Good Year when it first came out, 15 years ago. Then I forgot everything about it. And then one day this summer I found the dvd in our family country … Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Sigourney Weaver in The Year of Living Dangerously

Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver in The Year of Living Dangerously, 1982. Wayang Productions/MGM   There are few things I appreciate about a film more than its sense of place. That’s what Peter Weir achieved in The Year of Living … Read More

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August Newsletter: On River… and Radio Silence

  Photos: Classiq Journal     I still haven’t watched all River Phoenix’s movies. I like the feeling that there are still movies of his I am yet to discover, that I have to wait to watch another film of … Read More

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