There’s fashion forward and then there are the gonzo styles featured in William Klein’s surreal and savage Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?. A poke to the ribs of 1960s haute couture and a skewering of media pretension, Klein’s visually daring debut feature—the Alice in Wonderland–esque tale of an American model in Paris—was inspired by the director’s experiences as a photographer for Vogue and cameraman for French television. In the immediately captivating opening sequence, a high fashion priestess modeled on Diana Vreeland attends a fashion show of absurd proportions, featuring statuesque models in aluminum dresses so sharp-edged they occasionally draw blood. Now that's cutting satire!
A Born Editor: Remembering Françoise Bonnot (1939–2018)
The great French editor talks about growing up in the cutting room and how she became one of Costa-Gavras’s most trusted collaborators.
A Sound for Love and Loss: Bo Harwood on A Woman Under the Influence
With just piano and guitar, longtime Cassavetes collaborator Bo Harwood created a score that highlights the melancholy in the director’s acclaimed domestic drama.
A Weekend in Lynch Land
At a two-day festival in Brooklyn, David Lynch diehards got a chance to meditate, walk through their own Eraserhead experience, and hear from the master himself.
From the Tarkovsky Archives
On what would have been his eighty-sixth birthday, we’re celebrating Andrei Tarkvosky’s legacy with a look back at some of the essays and videos we’ve published on his work.