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Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2010)

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Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser-he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who "changed the world with a pair of scissors." With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdos he ... See full summary »

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Craig Teper

Writer:

Craig Teper (screenwriter)

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Elgin Charles Elgin Charles ... Himself (as Elgin Charles Williams)
Irina Khokhlova Irina Khokhlova ... Model
Kai-Li Ma Kai-Li Ma ... Model (as Kaili Ma)
Mary Quant Mary Quant ... Herself
Ronnie Sassoon Ronnie Sassoon ... Herself
Vidal Sassoon ... Himself
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Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser-he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who "changed the world with a pair of scissors." With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdos he pioneered in the 1960s and his "wash and wear" philosophy that liberated generations of women from the tyranny of the salon, Sassoon revolutionized the art of hairstyling and left an indelible mark on popular culture. This documentary traces with visual gusto the life of a self-made man whose passion and perseverance took him from a Jewish orphanage in London to the absolute pinnacle of his craft. Written by Tribeca Film Festival

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How one man changed the world with a pair of scissors.

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Documentary

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Rated PG for some thematic elements, language and smoking
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2011 (Spain) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,053, 13 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$85,222, 27 March 2011
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Dolby Digital
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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 19 May 2011 (2011) See more »

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Brilliant Film
28 February 2011 | by dinabu1See all my reviews

I've seen the film twice - at The Tribeca Film Festival and then again on opening night in NYC. It's a poignant and well-covered account of Vidal's life and career and how he inspired the entire hairdressing industry. A must-see for every hairdresser. And, if you are not a hairdresser (like me) it's still a well-documented and entertaining insight into a man who really changed his craft. Craig Teper does an outstanding job of creating a visually enjoyable film, full of interesting interviews. Vidal Sassoon is inspiring and so enjoyable to watch. He really has a great personality and it's not surprising he has been so successful in his career.


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