Category Archives: Style in film

Renaissance Woman and Dance Hall Days in the Alienated City

Fashion, music and attitude in William Friedkin’s neo-noir, and neon-noir, To Live and Die in L.A. Read More

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François Truffaut’s Heroines

Cinema is a woman’s art, François Truffaut used to say. In his films, too, it’s his feminine characters who are more dynamic, more enterprising, it’s them who direct events. From Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau to Delphine Seyrig and Fanny Ardant, these are Truffaut’s heroines. Read More

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8 1/2 on Federico Fellini’s Centenary

On Federico Fellini’s centenary, we look back at 8 1/2, his tribute to cinema, the film that marked the apotheosis of his talent, the one that defined “Felliniesque” for good, and Fellini’s alter ego, Marcello Mastroianni. Read More

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Dressing the Classes: The Rules of the Game and Gosford Park

How Coco Chanel dressed Jean Renoir’s La règle du jeu and the Chanel English Look in Robert Altman’s Gosford Park. Read More

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Film Noir Style: Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy

Film noir style Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy

What drives her? Bored by normal life, she wants “things”. The desire for “money and all the things it will buy” is what motivates her. In Gun Crazy, Peggy Cummins plays Annie Laurie Starr, one of the deadliest femmes fatales. Read More

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