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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Review of "The September Issue"

    I just finished watching the main disc which has the movie on it...there are two others; one of special features, one of the Met Ball. I will probably add comments after I watch the other two discs, but I wanted to say something about this disc that is an irritant to me.

    I hate to pick up a fashion magazine and see a "celebrity" on the cover! Celebrities are NOT fashion models! The women who are fashion models work incredibly hard to get to the top of their field. They have to be photogenic, they have to know their best angles for the photographer, they have to know how to move, etc., etc., and I find it extremely annoying to see a celebrity instead. Am I the only one who is annoyed by being bombarded by "celebrities" everywhere you look? If they are an actress or singer, or whatever, fine, but must they be on everything ? The pictures will come out o.k., because the magazine will make it o.k., by retouching it so they look like fashion models (I do realize there is retouching work done on photos of fashion models too), but they are not fashion models. I guess having a celebrity on the cover must sell magazines, because that's why everything is done these days, to make money, but really, I just get so tired of seeing actresses on the front cover, and featured inside a fashion magazine. So annoying!!!!

    The movie was o.k., but I didn't really think it showed the real chaos that surely happens right before the September issue is out. The movie did touch on it a little, but I would think it would be much more crazy than this. Will write again after I have watched the other two discs with an update.

    I actually enjoyed the scenes with ex-model/creative director/fashion person, Grace Coddington. Thought she had a wonderful eye for what works/what doesn't in photoshoots. Her story was very interesting to me (was a model, and got in a car accident; needed plastic surgery, got into creative directing instead). I thought it was really interesting how she commented that real life was not perfect, and should not be presented that way in pictures. She said it was enough that the models were perfect. In one scene she calls the photo people and asks them to not retouch the photo of a photographer taking a picture of a model (Anna Wintour wanted the photographer's stomach to appear flatter, so she asked the photo dept. to alter the picture). Grace said that he should not look like a male model, but look like himself, and said to make sure they did not retouch the photo. Good for you, Grace!

    Could not give it more than 3 fashion, but I did not really feel involvement with the characters that much (except Grace Coddington) Should have talked a little more about Anna's background and how she came to be editor at American Vogue. Did touch on it, but not enough. More on how the job affects her life, etc, so you the viewer could relate to her a little more. I know "The Devil Wore Prada" was a fictional dramatic comedy story, but actually enjoyed that much more than this movie. Not "real" enough for me. Dragged too much. Didn't make you care about the characters enough.

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