Posts from the “Films” Category

Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song.

Posted on July 1, 2013

Something like three years ago, I accompanied Isaac to this beautiful apartment in the CBD. He was headed to the city because he was organising a casting for a film directed by (Collapsing Cities drummer) Tim van Dammen – a musical film, actually. A rock musical interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, in fact. They needed a Romeo, and a Juliet, and a few others. They needed models. We saw a bunch of local girls and boys that day in November 2010, and at a much later date I discovered they’d cast Derya Parlak (62 Models) as Juliet and Christopher Landon (Clyne) as Romeo (images below). I’d all but forgotten about that casting until a week and a half ago when I discovered Romeo and Juliet: A…

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Once upon a time…

Posted on May 14, 2013

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…

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Here is the script to Moonrise Kingdom…

Posted on January 25, 2013

…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.…

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New week, new things.

Posted on July 23, 2012

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!)

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The Future.

Posted on June 2, 2011

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…

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Zippora Seven is married to Hello Kitty, loves Australia.

Posted on May 14, 2011

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…

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