Category Archives: Film

Talking Film Costume: Nina Hoss in “Barbara”

Barbara’s uniform look very much sums up the context in which the character lives, her restraint and isolation. Created by costume designer Anette Guther, Nina Hoss’ wardrobe in the film also represents Read More

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Editorial: Making One’s Mark

Join in or do one’s own thing? Do actors still have the ability and courage to stand out from the established order and make their own mark? Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

“I was an alien there (in Hollywood). I loved solitude.” One of the most distinctive actors of the silent era, Louise Brooks, could write, too. Lulu in Hollywood, gathering her essays on Hollywood and its stars, is such a unique point of view that it’s made me realise how very few writers search for truth, observe and see with their own eyes Read More

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May Newsletter: On Watching

    Photos: Classiq Journal     I used to say that classic films should be made more available to audiences. Now I am inclined to take my words back. So many films are now available and so many people … Read More

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Colour and Costume: Jane Fonda in The Morning After

I like the atmospheric, colourful density provided by L.A. in The Morning After, interspersed with sunlit vast open spaces. It’s part of the storytelling. Because form follows function. Sidney Lumet wanted to use saturated colours because “living in Los Angeles was part of the debilitating influence on the character played by Jane Fonda. I wanted all colour exaggerated: reds redder, blues bluer.” Read More

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