Thursday, September 27, 2012
So I watched The Maids on YouTube the other day out of desperation. Watching the film wasn't desperate but watching such a low-quality version felt wrong, like watching Last Year at Marienbad on an iPhone at the gym or something. But it looked great regardless, I forgot how amazing the set was. Especially that bed, God I want that bed. And the tent-like chiffon garment that Susannah York is wearing.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Why I love Images (and you should too):
1. Robert Altman directed it.
2. Susannah York wrote the screenplay and stars in the film.
3. Susannah York plays a children's book author who is writing a book about unicorns.
4. Susannah York actually wrote a book about unicorns in real life.
5. It's one of those movies where you can't tell if the protagonist is haunted or schizophrenic.
6. The interiors are incredible.
7. It's very similar to 3 Women and Don't Look Now.
8. The John Williams score is freaky, jarring, and unforgettable.
9. Gorgeous landscapes.
10. Heavily inspired by Persona.
11. The color palette so distinctive and perfect.
12. There are a couple of really sick glass mobiles that are visible throughout the film.
14. Just look at the wallpaper in her bedroom!
15. Susannah York's semi-ackward late seventies bourgeois bohemian wardrobe really hits the spot.
16. The ending is perfect.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Last week I posted a ton of Kate Bush stuff, this week will be mostly memorial posts as all of the most fabulous people are dropping dead! I'll start with Susannah York, she was an actress and gay icon who happens to be in four of my favorite films: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The Maids, The Killing of Sister George, and Images, which I'll post stills from later this week. She's not obscure by any means but she never achieved the level of fame that she deserved, outside of England anyway. I've been wanting to make a Susannah York fanzine for awhile now, I hope I actually get around to it!
Read her obituary
Read her wikipedia entry
Still from The Killing of Sister George