McQueen

McQueen

DVD - 2018
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A personal look at the extraordinary life, career, and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, it is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Vertical Entertainment, c2018
ISBN: 9786317539655
6317539650
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. with b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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Nursebob
Mar 09, 2019

Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui’s rapid fire doc is a perfect blending of talking heads, runway extravagance, and intimate home movies meant to deliver a three-dimensional picture of McQueen as both the fashion world’s enfant terrible and self-immolating victim. Drawing upon the designer’s family and friends, lovers, co-workers and critics, as well as McQueen’s own words, and then punctuating it all with footage from his shows—themselves jaw-dropping spectacles of sight and sound—the directors barely pause for breath before immersing us over and over again into the crazy eccentric (and crazy tragic) world of their subject and the maniacs and visionaries who surrounded him. The fashions bounce from outrageous to ethereal to magnificent, the presentations are never less than scandalous, and composer Michael Nyman reprises his score from 1993’s "The Piano" to sobering effect. “I saw myself within the public eye as the gazelle…” states McQueen at one point while talking about his precarious fame, “…and the gazelle always got eaten.” The only documentary that has ever moved me to tears.

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lindy919
Mar 06, 2019

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I'd love to see the faces of all the people who pop this in their player thinking it's about Steve McQueen.
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pattyskypants
Jan 09, 2019

Highly recommended if you have ever been curious about Mr. McQueen's influences on the fashion industry in all of its versions -- from modeling, runway shows, shoes, clothing design, millinery, textiles, and publishing. I did not appreciate his level of excellence before seeing this documentary, but I now mourn the loss of his apparent artistic genius.

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