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Review: Yves Saint Laurent Doc 'L'Amour Fou' Is As Dazzling As a Runway Show (And Just as Hollow)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 12, 2011 5:20 AM
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As a conceptual exercise, Pierre Thoretton’s new documentary “L’Amour Fou” is feathered in a nest of intriguing and luxurious what-ifs. Instead of taking the straight-on biographical approach, as so many others would have, Thoretton instead decides to look at the life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent through the art collection and antiqued knickknacks he left behind and were sold, en masse, by Christie’s auction house following his death. Interesting questions immediately arise – what can we learn about this man from his possessions? Would his artistic interests outweigh his cultural impact through fashion? And, most importantly, how fucking rich was this guy?

Already Sick Of Blockbusters? The Playlist's Guide To The Alternative Summer Movie Highlights

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 6, 2011 4:10 AM
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The summer of 2011 is more stuffed with blockbusters than ever before, with every week bringing a new tentpole. We ran those films down earlier in the week, with Part 1, being those that look half-decent or better, Part 2 being those that we're more wary of, or even dreading. But in a summer like this, it's even more important than ever that those who truly care about cinema don't just settle for the big movies, but seek out the smaller releases as well.

Watch: Trailer For Yves Saint Laurent Documentary 'L'Amour Fou'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 6:49 AM
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The fashion world hasn't been lacking in documentaries, but reason directors keep returning to the well is that the subjects continue to be fascinating. While we may not always get some of the abominations that walk down the runway, there is often a lot of thought and care that goes behind the clothing of some of the world's most influential designers, and perhaps none have been more internationally recognized than Yves Saint Laurent.

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