Monday, August 17, 2015

Pandora's Box screened this weekend in Miami, Florida

We missed it. Pandora's Box screened this past weekend in Miami, Floria as part of the Bal Harbour Shops’ Fashion Project celebrating the intersection between fashion and film with “Dressing Down the Movies,” a free retrospective of 24 classic films ranging from the silent era to the present day. The retrospective runs August 15  through September 30.

According to an article in the Miami Herald, "The selection ranges from 1929’s Pandora’s Box, in which actress Louise Brooks popularized (and immortalized) women’s bob hairstyle, to 1994’s Ready to Wear, director Robert Altman’s comical takedown of haute couture."

Pandora’s Box

"What else could Louise Brooks possibly play other than a seductive, thoughtless young woman whose raw sensuality and uninhibited nature bring ruin to herself  and those who love her? “When you meet someone like this in life, you’re attracted,” wrote an admiring Roger Ebert, “but you know in your gut she’ll be nothing but trouble.” Pandora’s Box’s impact on fashion is timeless. The Brooks bob is as iconic as the tank dress she slinks around in, courtesy of  Jean Patou. 1929, directed by G. W. Pabst from the play by Frank Wedekind. With Louise Brooks."

As much as we appreciate their enthusiasm, they get details wrong. Brooks wore a Patou dress in Prix de Beaute, not Pandora's Box. More information about the festival can be found HERE.

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