If you’re an internet freak and you keep up with all the brands and happenings online, it’s likely you’ve already seen this. If you’re a bit slower off the mark (ie. me these days) you may not have, in which case I implore you to take a look. This is Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Chanel film – 18 minutes or so long (five of which are credits), starring Kiera Knightly as Coco Chanel, and a whole host of models (Lindsay Wixson, Baptiste Giabiconi, Saskia De Brauw, etc) as other characters, including New Zealand’s (well sort of) very own Ashleigh Good as Jacqueline Forzane. Her role isn’t small – she’s got lines and everything. She first appears two minutes and 27 seconds in – it’s worth watching just to hear her New Zealand-y accent.
…in case you wanted to learn it so you could quote it word for word when you’re watching it with your friends.
You can’t say anything bad about Moonrise Kingdom, really. People who have bad things to say about Moonrise Kingdom are pretty much dead inside. At the very least, it’s beautiful to look at. Secondly, it’s a film that will tug on the heartstrings of even the most staunch of characters. It’s just straight up charming. You can’t beat charm.
Anyway, if you’re a fan, look no further: here’s a link to a pdf of the whole script, complete with shots from the film and behind the scenes, handwritten notes and detailed drawings (some of my favourites below). It’s a MK fan’s dream.
Hello Aucklanders, in case you hadn’t noticed (and it’s likely you won’t have, it’s been a bit quiet because the official opening isn’t for a week and a half), there’s a new Casio store in town. Situated on Fort Lane in the city, Casio ‘Central’ houses all things Casio Timepiece – G-Shocks, Baby G’s, Edifice, etc. Personally, I’m partial to the Classics – I’ve been known to wear one of their small gold digital pieces on occasion, and it suits me just fine. Check the store out, from what I’ve seen, it’s very slick and it’s open now. (And for those lucky enough to be invited to the official opening – see you there!)
Do you remember that film Me and You and Everyone We Know? It came out, like, 5 years ago. Anyway, I was obsessed with that film. I remember watching it on DVD like five times and loving it. To this day I will still reference that scene where the little boy is talking about the poop going back and forth, back and forth (if you’ve seen it you’ll be laughing right now, if you haven’t, look it up!)
So back then, when I was at the peak of my obsession, I did a lot of online research about the film. When I did, I came across the website for the director, Miranda July, and, because I was obsessed with everything she did, immediately subscribed to her email list. That was years ago. I never received an email from her (or her PR people). Until a week ago. I thought it was spam – it was from ‘Lydia Glenn-Murray’ and entitled ‘Miranda July : The Future’. It read as follows:
I don’t know how I missed this one. Oyster mag followed Zippora Seven into the depths of Chinatown in Sydney a couple of months ago to film her, well… being her! In the video, she plays around on Japanese photo games and talks openly about (amongst a whole host of completely crazy things), modelling:
“It’s mad, it’s a really cool job. The best jobs are when it’s like; really, really fun, cool, cool people and cool clothes. I love it when there’s cool clothes… If they’re ugly clothes it’s like, a horrible job”,
her love of Sydney:
“Sydney’s like my home away from home. I think about Sydney like, every single day… I just like the people, and the weather”,
and her marriage to Hello Kitty:
“We met about three years ago, it was really sort of romantic, I dunno, I asked her to marry me – she said yes but then she lost the ring a few hours later… I don’t know, she was drunk.”
For that and more, check out the video above. Amazing.
If you are going to watch any documentary in the whole entire world, from any period of time, I would say Bill Cunningham New Yorkhas probably got to be one of the most important ones (definitely top 10) that you should go see. (This is a big call, I know, but that’s just how I roll.)
I first saw the documentary at last year’s Film Festival, and it made me cry. It was incredible and moving and I loved it so much I vowed to buy the dvd. Until then, I suggest you all endeavour to watch it. How? Well, Auckland, Wellington and Dunedinites, you’re in luck. The film is going to be shown at the World Cinema Showcase throughout the month of April (and the start of May for Dunedin-dwellers – check the schedule here) so I suggest you get your tickets quick-smart.
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