Friday, April 27, 2012

ze art of documentaries

I just watched the 90 minute documentary The September Issue, which follows VOGUE's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. She was the inspiration for Meryl Streep's role in The Devil Wears Prada.

Documentaries seem to be such hard films to produce. I've tried to make short, 3 minute ones before, but they've never turned out good. Part of this is because I didn't have a plot--for a documentary, you usually need one. In The September Issue, it's that Anna and her colleagues are trying to get pictures for their magazines legendary September Issue.

Definitely the winning point of this film was Anna herself, for she had so much control over...everything. She wasn't exactly rude, but she wasn't warm and friendly either. She has an intimidating haircut and a disapproving voice, even when she approves of something. But she was such an interesting character to watch.

I love Netflix because I can watch a large variety of smaller films that don't get much recognition. Finding films like The September Issue or even Stephen Fry in America are a real treat.

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