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Friday, 29 November 2013

The Anouk look

There is hardly a more glamorous couple in movies than Anouk Aimee and Marcello Mastroianni in LA DOLCE VITA - did Anouk pioneer that sunglasses at night look ? 
This is a favourite movie sequence of mine: the "Samba Saravah" (below) from LeLouch's 1966 UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME, I love how the film is cut to the music .... this is that mid-60s high life in aspic. I used to play that soundtrack all the time.
I also like Anouk as JUSTINE, a troubled production and now a trash classic, released in 1969. She and Michael York (above) make another perfect pair. 
Anouk is still going strong at 80, and looks as marvellous as ever, and remains one of the most mysterious French actresses. I like her early movies too like THE GOLDEN SALAMANDER when she was a teenager, THE LOVERS OF VERONA, MONTPARNASSE 19, Demy's LOLA, and we can't forget her slinky lesbian queen in SODOM AND GOMORRAH, or Fellini's 8 1/2, or Altman's PRET-A-PORTER, and have several of hers yet to see, like UN SOIR, UN TRAIN avec Montand. 
It would surely have been interesting if she and Albert Finney had worked together during their marriage.
Here she is in New York earlier this year, introducing new prints of Demy's LOLA  and JUSTINE ... More Anouk at label.

1 comment:

  1. Brace yourself. I know it's just an honor to be nominated, but....are you sitting? YOU'RE BEING GIVEN THE SUNSHINE AWARD!!! Seriously though, you're doing some great work on this blog, so take a break, have a little fun and bask in the glory of your awesomeness!