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LOVE, CECIL (NR)
1 hrs, 38 mins
RELEASE:
06/29/2018
CAST:
David Hockney, Leslie Caron, Manolo Blahnik, David Bailey, Isaac Mizrahi, Cecil Beaton (archival footage), Rupert Everett (narrator), Hamish Bowles
DIRECTOR:
Lisa Immordino Vreeland

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Cecil Beaton was probably best known for his Oscar-winning production and costume design for Gigi and My Fair Lady (especially the white and black Edwardian costumes for the unforgettable Ascot race), but his talents went far beyond that. Excelling as photographer, theatre and film designer, and gifted diarist, Cecil wondered whether he would have done better to concentrate on just one field, but this new documentary from Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict) makes it clear that our culture would have been far less fortunate if he had. Using previously unseen footage and stills, with excerpts from his diaries wittily narrated by Rupert Everett, we enter Beaton’s fabulous world. It is one of utter fascination—from his work for Vogue, as a photographer in World War II, to his relationship with the Royal Family and his alleged affair with Greta Garbo (her picture was discovered in his bedroom among those of two of his male lovers after his death). Includes appearances by David Hockney, Isaac Mizrahi, David Bailey, Leslie Caron and Hamish Bowles. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

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