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Love, Cecil (2017)

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Respected photographer, artist and set designer, Cecil Beaton. was best known for his Academy Award-winning work, designing for such award-winning films such as Gigi (1958) and My Fair Lady... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rupert Everett ... Narrated by (voice)
David Bailey ... Himself - Interviewee
Manolo Blahnik ... Himself - Interviewee
Hamish Bowles ... Himself - Interviewee
Susanna Brown Susanna Brown ... Herself - Interviewee
Leslie Caron ... Herself - Interviewee
Peter Eyre ... Himself - Interviewee
Philippe Garner Philippe Garner ... Himself - Interviewee
Ray Gurton Ray Gurton ... Himself - Interviewee
Nicky Haslam Nicky Haslam ... Himself - Interviewee
David Hockney ... Himself - Interviewee
Alastair Macaulay Alastair Macaulay ... Himself - Interviewee
Isaac Mizrahi ... Himself - Interviewee
Robin Muir Robin Muir ... Himself - Interviewee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Andrews ... Herself (archive footage)
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Respected photographer, artist and set designer, Cecil Beaton. was best known for his Academy Award-winning work, designing for such award-winning films such as Gigi (1958) and My Fair Lady (1964). The film features archive footage and interviews with various models, artists and filmmakers who worked closely with Beaton during his illustrious career. Beaton was not only a dazzling chronicler of his time, but a supreme arbiter of its tastes. From the Bright Young Things, to the front lines of World War II, and from the international belle monde and the pages of Vogue to a role as the Queen's official photographer, Beaton embodied the cultural and political schisms of the twentieth century. In this warm - though critical - portrait, which blends archival footage and photographs with voice over from Beaton's famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. Dynamic and lyrical, Love, Cecil (2017) is an examination of Beaton's singular sense of the visual, which ...

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The Life of Legendary Photographer Cecil Beaton

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Med kärlek, Cecil See more »

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Gross USA:

$105,466, 4 October 2018
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Fischio Films See more »
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| (TV) (2019)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Well Presented Doc on a Multi-Talented Genius
7 November 2018 | by larrys3See all my reviews

In-depth documentary on the life and career of the immensely talented photographer, costume and set designer, illustrator, author, and painter Cecil Beaton. I thought the film captured well his incredible driving and creative force to illustrate what he regarded as the wondrous beauty in this world, aside from what reality truly was. To note, there were no subtitles on my DVD copy.

Beaton, who died in 1980 at the age of 76, is depicted giving candid interview excerpts here, and there are many other interview clips from those who knew him or were inspired by his work. But the real power of this movie, is in the incredibly striking photographs he took, as well as the dazzling costumes and lush sets he designed for such films as My Fair Lady and Gigi.

Overall, the documentary, most ably narrated by Rupert Everett and directed by the talented Lisa Immordino Vreeland, is a well presented look into the world of a multi-talented genius, as I see it.


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