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Pretty Things (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | History  -  19 July 2005 (USA)
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Great subject matter and archival footage, film maker failed.......
27 July 2005 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

I agree with the first two comments up front. Goldwyn had such a treasure trove at her finger tips, and she squandered it for a self indulgent "art school" project. Honestly, I can see a college art professor getting really excited by the idea of this....Because the idea of school is to inspire the creativity of their students. But, this movie is so awful, and it could have been great. I've been collecting old pin-up mags and photos for years (by the way, I'm a 35 yr. old married gal..) and actually know some of these women by face & name. Goldwyn should be ashamed, her passive aggressive tactics were stomach turning...."But you look so beautiful in that photo, I could never be that beautiful..can I try on your delicate costume that's over 50 years old, show me how you wore it..." PLEASE!!!! She should have just been honest with these women, the result would have been the same...It's more repulsive to me knowing this kid is Hollywood royalty, it would have been so nice if she was actually cool...not to mention talented in terms of the true art of documentary film making. I would find myself engrossed in the interview footage, and the archival stuff, and then there she would pop up, like a second rate Madonna circa. 1989. GET OVER YOURSELF! I apologize, this is the meanest comment I'll ever leave, because I'm so sad that the women featured (when Goldwyn was not hogging the film stock) deserved better! While the subjects were lively and engaging and such a kick to watch, the interruption of the film maker was jarring and ultimately unpleasant. Oh %!@*!, and she can't sing!! And her vocals are all over the soundtrack! (Covering old standards, of course...) If you're reading this Liz Goldwyn, I apologize for being mean, but if the point of your film was provoke a reaction (no matter what kind) I suppose you have done a fine job.....I mourn the loss of so many of these great ladies. Peace.


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