Cinematography – Melancholia

Cinematography – Melancholia

Giordana Bonanno · 3 months ago · Photography

Melancholia is the name of the planet that is about to crash on Earth and trace an unhappy fate, more than it already is, for Justine and her family.

But Melancholia is above all the transposition of a state of mind of the director Lars von Trier, a film that tells the story and makes even those who are not affected by it live the depression.

The story is divided into three parts: the prologue shot in CGI and finished in slow-motion shows us the moments of the impact between the Earth and Melancholia, a sort of flash forward with which Lars decides not to generate any suspense with respect to the possible collision, in fact announcing the events of the following two chapters. 

A beginning that has in itself the awareness of an end, what remains for us is to understand how to get there.

The narrative continues with the marriage between Michael and Justin, the latter played by Kristen Dustin (who won the Best Actress Award at the 64th Cannes Film Festival), to the notes of the prelude to Richard Wagner‘s Tristan and Isolde.

The psychological introspection of the characters, especially Justine’s, is in the foreground: a perfect description of the depressive disorder from which she is suffering completely gives an idea of what she is feeling, her anxieties, fears, to the point of conditioning us and making us part of the story; a de vivre that becomes more and more suffocating due to the movements of the camera moved by the director’s hand.

The 2011 film is a fascinating work visually rich in symbols and artistic references including John Everett MillaisOphelia.

The scenes are clearly distinguishable thanks to the color correction that separates them between those in warm tones in which feeling and emotion prevails, and cold for those veiled with uncertainty.

Everything is then enveloped in a surreal atmosphere, the same that Polina Washington builds in her shots. Without a shadow of a doubt, the artistic research of the Russian photographer passes through the human body that crumples and bends on itself becoming a set of shapes that create games of light and shadow.

Did you know that: Director Lars von Trier admitted to writing the screenplay under the strong influence of alcohol and drugs. In truth, he has said so for many of his films.

Genre: Drama
Director: Lars von Trier
Director of Photography: Manuel Alberto Claro
Writer: Lars von Trier
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland 

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Levi’s and PORTER reinvent the iconic TYPE II

Levi’s and PORTER reinvent the iconic TYPE II

Andrea Tuzio · 1 day ago · Style

On the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Japanese company Yoshida & Co., Ltd, better known as PORTER famous for its bags and accessories, Levi’s and the brand founded by Kichizo Yoshida on April 1st, 1935, have reinterpreted the iconic TYPE II tracker jacket.

Originally introduced in 1953, the 507XX or TYPE II, as everyone knows it, is the second denim jacket produced by Levi’s after the 506XX or TYPE I. Unlike the first, born in 1905, the TYPE II is the modern version of the previous one: less square and longer with the addition of two chest pockets instead of one and the removal of the back closure.

The first editions of the 507XX had leather labels on the inside of the collar while in later versions the leather was replaced by paper to make production more economical, thus increasing Levi’s impact on the denim market of the time. The 507XX tracker jacket thus became the work jacket of cowboys, farmers and others.

Levi’s x PORTER TYPE II tracker jacket is made of nylon twill fabric and assembled with the classic PORTER TANLER bonding process as well as the orange inner lining.

Released in two different colors, black and sage green, the jacket comes with two chest pockets – inside one of them there is a removable mini bag that can be used as a shoulder strap – and two inside, co-branded snap buttons and an oversized fit.

The trucker jacket TYPE II by Levi’s and PORTER will be available from October 23rd on Yoshida Kaban’s webstore.

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The wonderful collaboration between BMW and KITH

The wonderful collaboration between BMW and KITH

Andrea Tuzio · 1 hour ago · Style

A true icon of the 1980s inspired the most extensive clothing collection a brand has ever made in collaboration with a car company.

The collaboration between BMW and KITH is the result of the passion for the historic BMW E30 by the founder of the New York brand Ronnie Fieg, and was born in the late ’80s thanks to his grandfather, owner of a fantastic red E30. A splendid car, identifies the second generation of the BMW 3 Series produced from 1982 to 1992 and which represented an era.

Ronnie Fieg has put together a very large selection of garments, 94 to be exact, plus a 1989 BMW E30 M3 branded KITH.

The co-branding collection ranges from tracksuits to bathrobes, from kimonos to sweaters, from wool jackets to leather or velvet bomber jackets, from gloves to coach jackets, from cardigans to long-sleeved polo shirts, hoodies, scarves, capes, beanies and much more, as well as a series of accessories such as an umbrella, cushions, cups and car accessories (valve caps and license plate frames).

The apparel collection in collaboration between BMW and KITH will be available from October 23rd in New York brand flagships and shop-in-shops around the world.

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The 032c and “Die Tödliche Doris” FW20 collection

The 032c and “Die Tödliche Doris” FW20 collection

Andrea Tuzio · 5 days ago · Style

The FW20 collection by 032c in collaboration with the radical collective Die Tödliche Doris is a true tribute to the Berlin punk art scene of the 1980s and its underground and creative essence recognized worldwide.

Die Tödliche Doris was an art and music performance collective based in the historic red light district of Schöneberg in the southwest of the city and active from 1980 until 1987, founded by Wolfgang Müller. The collective was part of the post-punk movement and promoter and agitator of Berlin’s subcultures by embracing the aesthetics of the “Geniale Dilettanten” (misrepresentation of “Brilliant Dilletants”).

The collection, designed by creative director Maria Koch with the help of Wolfgang Müller, brings together some of the collective’s most radical artwork and statements in a series of casual items including T-shirts, sweaters, leather pants and accessories.

The Fall/Winter 2020 collection of 032c and “Die Tödliche Doris” is available from today on the 032c webstore.

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1017 ALYX 9SM and Nike present their capsule collection

1017 ALYX 9SM and Nike present their capsule collection

Andrea Tuzio · 5 days ago · Style

A series of essential items characterized by high-quality materials.
This is the new collaboration between 1017 ALYX 9SM and Nike after the Spring/Summer 2019.

For this Fall/Winter, instead, the two brands have worked on a smaller number of items with minimal aesthetics and using a palette of military inspired colors such as black, gray and olive green.

The capsule collection consists of a series of fleece zip-ups, longsleeves, hoodie and sweatpant combined, shorts and a sport bra.
Dominating the collection is the longsleeve characterized by a higher collar where we find a contrasting Swoosh, a small patch/logo at the bottom left, breathable mesh fabric underarms and double air vents on the back.

The capsule collection essential 1017 ALYX 9SM x Nike is now available on alyxstudio.com.

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