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Screen Muse

A few months ago, I was reading Swan Diamond Rose’s post about Seduced & Abandoned a film by Italian director Pietro Germi the stills she picked are just stunning, and so inspirational, it’s probably the post I think about when linking film and fashion. I love film, it’s such a beautiful way to tell a story, so inspirational. I love the visual treats and escape from reality that I can only really get from sitting in the cinema watching a really great film.

Film has become a personal resource refining my visual language, particularly in recent times when Poiret is at the Met and Gatsby is on the runways. I guess, I could just take my inspiration from inspiration… if that makes any sense, or I could look straight to the source… Luckily, the 12th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival is happening this weekend. I love the film festivals at the Castro Theatre, like the Noir Film Fest in January… it’s required to see at least one per year. But I’ve never seen a silent film, only read about them, and seen stills. It would be nice to take a peek into an era long past. I mean, even my grandparents are too young to have watched silent films in the cinema (they were born in the mid-1920’s) And my great grandparents? They are long gone. So I guess, nothing really quite ignites the imagination than time and beauty. If you want to know what I’m doing this weekend, I’ll be at the Castro Theatre eating popcorn & diet coke for dinner.

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5 comments for “Screen Muse”

  1. I would join you in a heartbeat. I used to live in foggy old SF. I wish I still lived there because we could hang out, go shopping and be BFF. :D

    -Grace

    Posted by High Fashion Girl | July 12, 2007, 1:22 pm
  2. hee hee it sounds wonderful, you don’t mind hanging out with an old hag such as myself!
    : )

    Posted by jennine | July 12, 2007, 3:24 pm
  3. at the end of july the castro theatre is having a fashion in film festival. perhaps also up your alley!

    Posted by meghan | July 12, 2007, 8:10 pm
  4. oh, i love the silent film festival, i went in 2004 when they had the anna mae wong film - the one where she’s a woman of questionable morals - so good. i’m around the corner, so i’ll probably pop on by on sunday to catch a flick or two.

    btw: on the subject of film/fashion have you seen the cassevetes film, ‘broken english’? parker posey’s wardrobe is very covet worthy.

    Posted by Mai | July 13, 2007, 8:15 am
  5. oh my… the castro theatre has so many reasons just to camp out and live there… i am so going to see the fashion in film series.

    i have not seen broken english! i just got my new dvd player, so i’ll check it out!

    Posted by jennine | July 13, 2007, 11:04 am

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