Thursday, 27 March 2014

Just The One Ticket...

Some people might find it a bit odd, but I kinda like going to the cinema on my own, especially during the day.  So today I took the opportunity to waddle off to my local cinema and watch the Yves Saint Laurent biopic.  It was a pretty empty screening with only 4 other people watching, but that just made it all the better.

The film was beautifully shot, but I couldn't help but feel there was more style than substance.  So many key story elements in Yves Saint Laurent life were just skipped over…for example the treatment he was subjected to in a military psychiatric hospital.  The drug and sex seems seemed overly gratuitous  and only served to introduce a new band of hangers on who you really didn't care about.

The film also only touched on Yves Saint Laurent's illness and subsequent death, if you took the film at face value you would assume that Yves Saint Laurent died soon after his last show in 1976 when in fact he lived for another 32 years.

The costumes were fabulous, and the outfits from the shows were perfectly recreated, but unfortunately they don't make up for the lack of depth. 

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