Friday, September 12, 2008
The Women, the Movie
The Women is directed by Diane English. It could have been significantly better, most definitely. Annette Bening's talents were underused. As were those of Candace Bergman, even Meg Ryan's.
Another thing that Diane English could have tackled is the reality of class differences and class mobility. The film left much to be desired, especially on this account.
Also, I realize that fashion and the aesthetics of the field are, indeed, relevant and important to many, but isn't the 'text' of fashion been covered enough?
All the Patricia Field 'texts' and the 'Project Runway' and 'Project Runway'-ish shows havent' quite been enough?!
When Meg Ryan's character, Mary, shows her 'fashion line' at the end of the film, I believe I heard something like, 'oy!' sighed somewhere. I concur with that sigh. Fully.
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