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Eloquent Nude: The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston & Charis Wilson (2007)

She was beautiful, smart, and searching. He was an emerging genius in the world of photography. When they met, they fell instantly in love. Setting off across the West with camera and ... See full summary »

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Christine Bernsten ...
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Rondal Partridge (as Jason Edwards)
Rachel Fern Harris ...
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Arthur Ollman ...
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Jennifer Watts ...
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She was beautiful, smart, and searching. He was an emerging genius in the world of photography. When they met, they fell instantly in love. Setting off across the West with camera and typewriter in the depths of the Great Depression, Charis Wilson and Edward Weston transformed photography, and each other. Now age 90, Charis Wilson recounts her years with Weston with great humor, candor, and some regret. Combining insight from leading scholars, rare archival images, and convincingly authentic reenactments, Eloquent Nude presents a remarkable true story of love and loss, travel and adventure, and an intimate look at the making of Modern photography. Written by Anonymous

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Beautiful film
3 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at a special screening in Minneapolis (I believe the producer is from there), and was really charmed by it. They used a lot of Weston's photos of Charis, then reproduced some of the scenes where the photos were taken. This was a very low budget production, but the quality of the scenes, making it look like film taken at the time, was remarkable.

The most interesting aspect of the film, I think, was the relationship, both artistic and personal, between Edward and Charis on their first trip together. He was one of the most respected photographers at the time (the first to ever get a Guggenheim fellowship), and much older than she was. But they really stood eye to eye, and her genius is clear throughout.

Definitely worth a look if you can find it.


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