I saw these recently … and as Christmas is coming with the winter season, when we might watch films in the evening, I was really impressed with them – and thought some of you might be too.
They are documentary features … both works offer portraits of their subjects, but there is a marked difference between them. I trust our Society’s Chairman's selection … and I was totally won over.
That’s because the film about Diana Vreeland fascinates by showing a truly unique individual:
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel – 85 minutes
This film I was mesmerised by … there’s so many unique aspects to it … the way they’ve made it … Diana Vreeland has some incredible one liners … I honestly wanted to see it again immediately!
|Two Vreeland covers for Harpers|
I thought of you all in our blogosphere ... and just am certain you could all find something creative from the film … it was staggering.
It’s not about fashion … it’s story telling … Vreeland did her own thing and was her own person … within her own sphere she had the taste and the sensibility of somebody who deserves to be thought of as an artist - as our Chairman said, although he saw the film all of three years ago – it has stayed with him – then he brought it to us in the Society.
Just like me … I won’t forget this film … so if you feel inclined: hire it, or buy it – do see it … it’s great fun … wonderful repartee – loved it!!
|Poster for the film|
|A Geopolitical Map of Norway -|
There’s the mental aspects too – their determination to do their best – yet the Norwegian documentary emerges as universal in its relevance … to us as bloggers/ authors/ artists too.
Kenneth Elvebakk’s may not have planned to direct the film showing us the actual growth of the characters and how they adapt over that twelve years … but the film wonderfully shows this aspect - how the boys grow, develop, learn, keep motivated and take their opportunities.
|Vreeland spent time with|
Diaghilev - due to Russian
I do hope some of you will check these out – the Vreeland one I’m hoping will turn up in my stocking – or equivalent … might need to wait til the day, rather than a night-time chimney drop! My early letter has reached Santa and been acknowledged!!
Diana Vreeland -The Eye has to Travel
New York Times "Mapping a Path to Vreelandia" - September 2012 .. tells you more ...
The Norwegian Film Institute - Ballet Boys: excellent synopsis here
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