Saturday, February 26, 2011

Women on the verge

It's impossible to watch Black Swan and not think of other films. This is not to say that Black Swan is bad or completely derivative---I loved it.  But it explores a very specific set of themes that automatically link it to other movies, more specifically: mommy issues, dreams, paranoid schizophrenia, dance, toxic friendships, the supernatural, merging identities, sexual repression and/or naïveté, murder, lesbianism, perfectionism, self-injury, and betrayal. All of the following films contain at least half of these themes, if not more. If you loved Black Swan rent them now! 

Black Swan, Rosemary's Baby, The Piano Teacher (not for the faint of heart), Showgirls (basically porn), Persona, The Red Shoes, Mulholland Drive, All About Eve, 3 Women, Suspiria, Images, Carrie, Sisters, and Repulsion. I also wanted to include Single White Female but Bridget Fonda's hairstyle is so god-awful and I didn't want to pollute this blog with it's ugliness!

ps. how amazing is the Showgirls/Black Swan mash-up trailer

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My love is a man who's not been tamed

Don't you just love it when two of your favorite things come together in a magical, unexpected way? Sort of like when the Jetsons met the Flintstones or that time that Isabelle Huppert was on Law & Order SVU. Such is the case with Stevie Nicks and La Belle et La Bête; her song "Beauty and the Beast" was inspired by the film. It's the closing track on The Wild Heart, she also channeled Belle on the album cover!

Rose White, Rose Red

I just found out that every episode of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre is now on Hulu, including the epic Beauty and the Beast episode directed by Roger Vadim! Susan Sarandon plays Belle, Klaus Kinski is the Beast, and Anjelica Huston was unfairly cast as one of Belle's annoying sisters. God I wish this show still existed, maybe Justin Beiber could play Peter Pan? Or Shiloh Jolie-Pitt as Little Red Riding Hood?

Heavenly Creatures

I love this photo of Kate Moss from the La Belle et La Bête-inspired Craig McDean editorial in Paris Vogue a few years back. You can look at the whole thing here but it's pretty lackluster overall. American Vogue's take on the film was also questionable.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Slow Motion

Hands down, the most spectacularly beautiful two minutes in the history of cinema. If you aren't moved by this you're probably a sociopath. Or maybe just a Saw fan. Watch La Belle et La Bête on Netflix or Youtube.

Dreaming is Free

I've spotted Olympia Le-Tan's La Belle et La Bête clutch in million fashion editorials but I'm still not sick of it. Clemence Poesy has one, lucky bitch! 

La Belle et la Bête

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

White Magic

These two images were opposite each other in a Francesco Scavullo book that I found at the library the other day, so spooky!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Greatest

The interview with George Lois in last month's issue of Vice is the most inspiring and entertaining thing that I've read in ages. That guy could eat Don Draper for breakfast!

R.I.P. Tura Satana

I've always loved Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! but I never knew anything about Tura Satana's life until after she died. It was even crazier than her films! Seriously, read her wikipedia entry

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stealin' ur Miu Miu

Photos of Harley Viera Newton's very enviable apartment, via the Coveteur.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mac Attack!

Just a few photos from a Fleetwood Mac fanbook I picked up over the weekend. How amazing is that photo of Stevie, Rod and Bebe? Those nails!

Good Hair


Love the new Lanvin ads!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Allure de Jour

This Maria Schneider-inspired Inez & Vinoodh editorial from Paris Vogue one of my all-time favorites. It's from 2001 but the styling still looks so contemporary, Marie-Amélie Sauve is such a genius.