Friday, May 13, 2016

Watch This: Louise Brooks Speaks!


"She was the most seductive, sensual image of woman ever committed to celluloid. When Hollywood bored her she walked out on Hollywood. When men bored her she walked out on them. She's the only unrepentant hedonist, the only pure pleasure seeker I think I've ever known." - Kenneth Tynan

Here is a very interesting documentary from British TV about actress & author Louise Brooks. She was truly a figure of her times, and one continually ahead of them. The historical material is very interesting, but by far the most gripping parts of the doc are the long interviews with Brooks herself.

This June, AFS presents Surrealist Love Goddesses, an Essential Cinema series spotlighting Louise Brooks, Anna May Wong, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.

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