A lovely art house satire dissection of the fashion industry. It stars dorothy mcgowan as supermodel polly maggoo being followed by a french television crew. A great film for me is a film that takes you into another world, that makes you forget you are watching a film that makes you love or despise the people you watch. The best verbal gags often work in conjunction with a contradiction of images. And what you found when you watched them is that despite their socalled horrific labels, theyre actually quite artistic. A large gallery inspired by william kleins 1966 film qui etes vous, polly maggoo. In 1966, the photographer william klein set the fashion world on its ear with his delicious satire, who are you, polly maggoo. Mar, 2017 dorothy mcgowan, star of the 1966 french film who are you, polly maggoo. Fantasy of the life and imaginations of a fashion model. Those signs youre with the wrong person even if you dont. Yesterday i watched this amaaaazing 1966 french movie called qui etesvous, polly maggoo. Jun 26, 2014 its not an indian print, but the material.
Argento is interesting for a number of reasons, because he breaks down the barriers between commercial film production and avantgarde. It is an art house movie spoofing the fashion world and its excesses. Spoiler alert lets begin with the main characters and the plot of the film itself. My virtual exhibition was about late 1960s minimalist sculpture in relation to fashion.
Maybe itll have a happier ending, or maybe slightly sadderthats thechance you take. Born on september 18, possibly in the year 1926 in her later years she was vague and even deliberately misleading about her age, shirley grossman was the daughter of philadelphia businessman joseph grossman and his wife, eleanor witkin. Pursuit of the future, scad fash screens william kleins 1966 blackandwhite satire of the 1960s fashion world and its excesses. When the coronovirus epidemic walks around the world, its time to recall what diseases people have already defeated. Matchbox cineclub presents who are you, polly maggoo. Dorothy mcgowan i actress dorothy mcgowan is an actress, known for who are you, polly maggoo. If this gorgeous film had any negative impact on me, it was that i saw what klein was capable of and my high opinion of the model couple was slightly lowered. The film accounts his latest assignment to save france from being taken over by the commies. Youre never quite sure if these are arthouse movies or straighttovideo horror. Elegant, scathing humor ties together the various strands of this alternately glamorous and grotesque portrait of american in paris polly maggoo dorothy macgowan, an alice in wonderland supermodel who becomes the pinup plaything of media hounds and the fragmented fantasy of haunted prince igor sami frey.
According to historians, up to 300 million people died from the plague. In 1986, pleasence joined ronald lacey and polly jo pleasence for the television thriller into the darkness. See more ideas about orson welles, acting career and acting. William kleins first movie, a gleeful satire on the fashion industry, underlined his reputation as a brilliant, iconoclastic photographer, writes. Aug 30, 2010 wings was her debut feature, released in 1966 when she was 28 years old. Andra dussollier and anamone in the model couple, 1977. The rolling stones in all you need is love, 1977 the delirious fictions of william klein criterion collection. In who are you, polly maggoo, a veritable cinematographic oddity full of visual ingenuity and parody, we see a critique of the obsessive frenzy over fashion and the arrogance in the world of. Admittedly, this wont be for everyone, as it is rather strange but with my taste in movies, its just about right, haha. I just finished making a few more oneofakind pieces for indie here in springfield and now i need to get back to sewing pants for myself since the weather is finally supposed to turn chilly this weekend. Directed by the son of actor gene barry, who costars as a joe pinelike archrightwing newspaper and tv personality, suzanne is the story of a young filmmaker who devises a picture about a female christ. So, of course, this equally impressive, earlier effort was on my mustdredgeup list.
Kleins first fiction film is a daring deflation of cultural pretensions and. View models backstage on the film who are you, polly maggoo by william klein on artnet. Strange beach gear a trip to the beach anno 1952 in 1952 these 4 women were placed at a nuclear test site. It follows 20 year old model polly maggoo in paris,on the runway and in many other situations. Elegant, scathing humor ties together the various strands of this alternately glamorous and grotesque portrait of american in paris polly maggoo dorothy macgowan, an alice in wonderland supermodel who becomes the pinup plaything of media hounds and. Both scathingly funny and fabulously elegant, the film follows. Dorothys one and only screen appearance was in this film, polly maggoo, after which she vanished from both acting and modeling. However, it is ginkos daughter, koharu played by the luminous yu aoi, who provides a narration that gets viewers up to speed on the family history. In conjunction with the retrospective exhibition pierre cardin.
The delirious fictions of william klein william kleins explosive new york street photography made him one of the most heralded artists of the sixties. In this excoriating satire of the fashion industry, polly maggoo is a 20yearold brooklynborn fashion model in paris, on the runway at the big shows where magazine editor ms. Who are you, polly maggoo is a 1966 french film directed by william klein. In the article we will tell you who, how and when saved the humanity from epidemics. Polly becomes the subject of an episode of a vapid tv news documentary series called in this excoriating satire of the fashion industry, polly maggoo is a 20yearold brooklynborn fashion model in paris, on the runway at the big shows where magazine editor ms. Insider is probably the biggest, oldest and most successful english magazine published in greece. Bartcop entertainment archives monday, 14 january, 2008. An american expatriate in paris, klein has also been making challenging cinema for more than forty years, yet with the exception of his acclaimed documentary muhammad ali, the. I am an eye i am a mechanical eye i, a machine, am showing you a world the likes of which, only i can see dziga vertov we live in a modern world, one where andy warhols prediction of everyone having fifteen minutes of fame has come true. If you look closely, you can see one of the panels was stitched along the sides versus at the top and the hem so it doesnt drape the same. Its a remarkably assured work, telling its story on her own terms, maintaining an ambivalent, observational tone, patiently allowing the narrative arc to build as we gradually settle in to a knowledge of what makes its protagonist tick. Avec les princes il faut faire attention who are you polly maggoo duration. Pleasence made his bigscreen debut with the beachcomber 1954. The film is a gleeful satire of the fashion industry through the brilliant eye of photographer william klein.
See more ideas about 1960s, 1960s fashion and vintage fashion. Op art, common in the and short for optical art was a way of creating optical illusions. The steel goes to a scrap dealer that will also recycle the material. Polly maggoo, model extraordinaire, seems to be a native citizen of this world. Dorothy mcgowan, star of the 1966 french film who are you. Barclay label, one of the pioneers in film music soundtrack releases, released a four track ep in 1960 that was later presented in the excellent universal france cd release michel legrand nouvelle vague with two additional tracks. One of my exhibits was a metal sound sculpture robe made by the baschet brothers for the 1966 film who are you, polly maggoo. The film was the first superhero film ever to be nominated for best picture, while beachlers nomination for best production design was the first for an africanamerican. Ten fashion films to stream in selfisolation financial. Model and it girl from new york who everyone is enamored with. The delirious fictions of william klein, all you need. The delirious fictions of william klein who are you, polly maggoo.
Kleins first fiction film is a daring deflation of cultural pretensions and institutions, dressed up in. The disease was rolling in wave during the middle ages and. Eclipse series and all you need is love zeit media limited are now available on dvd. Director william klein will always be a hero of mine, after his incredible antius superhero satire, mr. Alongside the large selection of kleins fashion and art photography no artist has done more to blur the distinction between the two, there is a screening programme of his work in film, including the satirical features mister freedom 1969 and who are you polly maggoo. Regarder en hd in this excoriating satire of the fashion industry, polly maggoo is a 20yearold brooklynborn fashion model in paris, on the runway at the big shows where magazine editor ms. By this point, klein had completed twentyfour films, including satirical features like who. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times.
This first comprehensive anthology of film writing originally published by grove press the american distributor of polly maggoo and broadway by light will be on sale at the concession stand after the screening. The titular polly maggoo is a model in her 20s whose success brings her harassment from a. Melvilles studios burned down during the completion of the film. Thankfully there are english subtitles to make things easier to understand. Drama gims dvdvideotape collection by genre research. His time at vogue was the inspiration for his first feature film, who are you, polly maggoo. Some of the steel from the bridge is lying in a yard on the river flats south of the bridge site, pending completion of the national transportation safety board investigation. Sep 30, 2010 i havent had too much free time to blog latelyor to visit other blogs insert sad face emoticon here. William klein, the director of 1966 french satire who are you, polly maggoo. A 1966 black and white french movie directed by william klein. If you have a bluray player, try to get hold of the mill creek entertainment transfer. Have you seen this iconic french arthouse fashion film.
Film donald pleasence in the trailer for the film eye of the devil 1966. The film takes an over the top view of the excessive world of mid60s fashion and modeling. It is a satirical art house movie spoofing the fashion world and its excesses. Beauty and the street the photographs an fashion scribd. After finishing another short film, how to kill a cadillac 1959, klein. Pubblico potrebbe rilevare film e rivista nel tuo elaboratore. Not much fazes her except those excitable male oglers in the streets, and every moment is an opportunity to further accumulate human. Browse more artworks william klein from atlas gallery. Introduced by critic ed halter, coeditor of from the third eye. Below you can listen to a theme from the film, distinctive of michel legrands orchestral composing style. Films from the walker collections 8 pm1 am, walker cinema works by allstar filmmakers inaugurate the walker cinema. For these pieces, the different colors expand at different rates when youre blowing it up, so the grey is hotter than the red or the gold, so that side ends up being a little bigger and it makes the crescent shape, its a free form thing. The film that defines how hollywood saw her at this time is the odd drama suzanne 1974, aka the second coming of suzanne. Dorothy mcgowan plays the adorable it girl to perfection.
This movie from 1966 takes a satirical look at the fashion industry and its opulence. Sep 27, 2011 a couple of weeks ago, someone on twitter i cant remember who mentioned that william kleins 1966 debut feature who are you, polly maggoo. Vorig jaar speelde polly maggoo op oerol het prachtige op hoop van zegen. A couple of weeks ago, someone on twitter i cant remember who mentioned that william kleins 1966 debut feature who are you, polly. Les films francais, french films as loved by chrismass61.
The film focuses primarily on the relationship between ginko sayuri yoshinaga and her neerdowell younger brother tetsuro tsurube shofukutei. Grayson hall william klein photo art make it yourself scene drawings movies image cinema film. So, stop reading now if youve never seen the lady from shanghai and want to watch it without knowing the plot in advance. Elegant, scathing humor ties together the various strands of this alternately glamorous and grotesque portrait of american in paris polly maggoo, an alice in wonderland supermodel who becomes the pinup plaything of media hounds and the fragmented fantasy of haunted prince igor. Model peggy moffitt, far left, appears in an image that seems a distillation of the 1960s, from the william klein film who are you, polly maggoo. Eclipse series and all you need is love zeit media limited are. Start out with william kleins biting satire of the 1960s fashion scene, who are you, polly maggoo. Who are you, polly magoo qui etesvous, polly maggoo collection of 8 oversize double weight photographs from the set of the 1966 film paris. Elegant, scathing humor ties together the various strands of this alternately glamorous and grotesque portrait of american in paris polly maggoo dorothy macgowan, an alice. Polly becomes the subject of an episode of a vapid tv news documentary series called.
That if you go to a different cinema, youll see the samefilm but in a slightly different version, and if you go to yet another cinema,youll see yet another version, seemingly the same film but a little different. Sometimes i just want to laugh or switch off, a film for everyday of the week so it also depends on my mood as to what makes a great film. The film is a gleeful satire of the fashion industry starring dorothy mcgowan, a model who, legend has it, was discovered by a fashion scout among a crowd of teenagers awaiting the arrival of the beatles at kennedy airport. Freedom the model couple the criterion collection at. Large sections of the film dont quite work, especially when overly focused on narrative tangents and wordplay. Polly becomes the subject of an episode of a vapid tv news documentary series called qui. Ma documenting fashion archives documenting fashion. Eight vintage oversize press photographs from the set of the 1965 film, shot for the french magazine cinema 66, and with their stamp and stamped reference.185 993 569 1503 919 591 1318 1356 413 877 646 909 687 909 81 1209 866 819 309 605 120 243 266 1173 156 163 853 1339 952 984