So, I have mixed feelings about the trailer for Baz Luhrman’s upcoming adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” On the one hand, Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in period costumes retelling one of the greatest suppressed love stories ever. On the other, why does Luhrman always create an anachronistic soundtrack that completely pulls you out of the story? Also, I might be wrong, but I swear I thought I saw the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man In the World” lurking around somewhere in there. In any case, can we talk about the costumes? I want these costumes. Really. Let’s take a look.
High fashion films have a track record of being consistently gorgeous. I’m not talking about, say, “The Devil Wears Prada” (though I will never not argue that it’s one of the best movies ever), but rather the type of high-brow videos that result from collaborations between fashion houses and illustrious directors. Take, for instance, Martin Scorsese’s short for men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel, David Lynch’s campaign for Dior’s Lady Dior, or the Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme ad created by “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky — as you can see, efforts of this ilk have seriously beautiful outcomes. Keep reading »
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You guys. Stop what you’re doing right now and watch the trailer for “The Great Gatsby.” We’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as the naif, Nick Carraway. But forget about the cast, because they aren’t even factoring into my obsession with this two-minute trailer. The 1920s’ clothes! The Art Deco typography! The soundtrack! Every woman I know is just a little embarrassed at how many times she’s watched the trailer already. Do it. Do it now. [YouTube]
While we’ve been covering all of the fashion at Cannes, there seems to be a more unsavory undercurrent on the scene: in the 64 years of the festival, just one woman has claimed the most esteemed Palme d’Or award, and this year’s total lack of female directors in the awards’ lineup has sparked international backlash among feminists. Whether Cannes has provided warranted grounds for contention is still up in the air. A petition hosted on Change.org entitled “Cannes Film Festival: Where Are The Women Directors?” has garnered over 2,000 signees, with feminist icon Gloria Steinem, “The Vagina Monologues” playwright Eve Ensler, and award-winning Australian director Gillian Armstrong among them. However, last year’s nominations for the top prize featured four movies by women, while last month’s Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan had a heavy female presence, with many of the event’s 90 films both focusing on female protagonists and directed by women. At the time, Daryl Wein, the director of “Lola Versus” starring Greta Gerwig, said, “It’s a moment happening now for women in film.” Keep reading »
Congratulations to the participants of the Zip and Dash to Los Angeles sweepstakes presented by Kia Rio! Four lucky winners went on the ultimate Geocache race around Los Angeles to discover clues and eventually meet Christina Milian at the finish line. Check out the video above to see who crossed the finish line first! [Kia Rio Zip & Dash] Keep reading »