The exciting opening press conference for HIFF that went on, October 11th here in Hawaii was a hit! The festival promises many great movies as well as a lot of great events that we should all take advantage of. If you are interested in the movie industry, HIFF is the answer to get your feet wet … [Read…]
Just finished watching Bob Marley: The Making of A Legend. I was however disappointed because the director stretched the film by adding unrelated footage and honestly believe the movie would have been much better if it had been made as a short film, twenty five to thirty minutes long. The audience would have been left … [Read…]
This is a poster for the movie ROOM IN ROME.
By Courtney Curran
On Sunday October 24th, I had the opportunity to watch First Love. The title alone conjures up images of hand drawn hearts, long walks in the park, and first kisses. This documentary does not disappoint. In this film, however the object of desire is not another person but a desire to make it to the … [Read…]
Bill Cunningham of New York was an entertaining, fun, sassy, candid and honest documentary about a man who lived and breathed his passion in his daily life and had a rock solid philosophy in his photography of fashion in New York City. This documentary well illustrated Bill Cunningham’s integrity and passion.
Some quotes of Bill’s from the movie reflected how he operated. “If you don’t take any money, they can’t tell you what to do,” said Bill of when a magazine used to send him paychecks for use of his photos, where he would ceremoniously tear them up in front of the editor.
Bill Cunningham is an acclaimed fashion photographer, not only in New York City, but in Europe. He is a regular at Paris Fashion Week. However, he is very picky about the photos he takes. “If it isn’t something a woman out on the street can wear, I don’t take a picture. I’m not interested in clothes that only fit models. If it isn’t something that would fit on a woman’s body, I have no interest.”
Bill was a fascinating, artistic and talented man who maintained a rock solid morale throughout his career.