Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory Presents
FASHION IN FILM
All Screenings in Tishman Auditorium – 66 West 12th Street 7:00–9:30pm. Free and open to the public.
Eyes of Laura Mars – Dir. Irvin Kershner, 1978
Introduced by Jeffrey Lieber, Assistant Professor, Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design:
Faye Dunaway gives an electric performance as the high priestess of late 1970s chic in this cult-classic fashion thriller, with a glorious pop-rock-aria theme song by Barbra Streisand, and photographs by Helmut Newton. Jeffrey Lieber draws out its connections to the Italian Giallo films of Bava, Fulci, and Argento, and the melodramas of Douglas Sirk. For director Kershner it was a laboratory of stylistic effects that he would go on to perfect in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, making it one of the more influential films of the era.
Marnie – Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1963
Introduced by John Epperson, Actor and Film Historian:
Tippi Hedren stars as a beautiful, but frigid, kleptomaniac with a secret past who is caught and tamed by industrialist-ethnologist-playboy Sean Connery in Hitchcock’s psychosexual masterpiece, considered by many to be the last of his great films. One of Hedren’s best lines in this film: “What do you mean ‘what will I do with myself?’ I had, of course, assumed that I would become a society hostess.” Introduced by John Epperson, creator of Lypsinka, performer, writer, and film fan.
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