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Coco Chanel Igor Stravinsky offers passion View full sizeSony Pictures Among history s great tragic romances, the one between Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky probably ranks somewhere below Prince Charles and Lady Di but above Jon and Kate Gosselin. The imperious, self made fashion designer and the Russian nike free run kids composer seem to have had a genuinely passionate, star cross d affair, but, at least judging from the unimaginatively titled film "Coco Chanel Igor Stravinsky," little about their relationship was all that distinctive. The most fascinating section of this overlong air max 180 movie is its opening, which re creates the famous, riot provoking 1913 premiere of Stravinsky s "The Rite of Spring." Chanel (Anna Mouglalis), in attendance, meets Stravinsky (Mads Mikkelsen) and is impressed enough to offer womens nike free run him and his family her summer home after Stravinsky becomes a post Revolutionary refugee in 1920. She claims nike free run 4.0 v3 it s just because she admires his music, but soon the pair are engaging in their own springtime rites, which nike free run womens uk Stravinsky s wife and amanuensis grudgingly tolerates. Unfortunately, neither of these fascinating artistic giants is given much of a personality, Chanel in particular remaining a cipher whose remarkable life story is only alluded to by the script.

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Coco Chanel Igor Stravinsky Starring: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen The premise: Coco and Igor were two of the great iconoclasts nike air force max of the last century. He composed radical, inflammatory music. She designed forward thinking fashions that liberated women from their corsets, ran her empire with single minded determination and changed lovers like flower arrangements. cheap nike free run 5.0 The film dramatizes their rumored affair in a whirl of pounding crescendos, air max leopard stunning couture and smoldering stares. In French with English subtitles. kids nike air max . Jan Kounen s film is ravishingly beautiful, but inhumanly cool. The severe black and white deco interiors of Chanel s estate suggest an elegant chessboard where pitiless nike free run 2 mind games are being played." ANOTHER VIEW: "The film is elegant to look at. The fashions are almost inevitably flawless and chic. The performances are well modulated to project exactly what the director, Jan Kounen, wants to say about these two people. He depends on performance because neither is given to self analysis or revelation, and most of their meetings are in some way negotiations." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

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Coco Chanel surprisingly unsexy He was busy with The Rite of Spring and she was busy concocting her most famous perfume, but somewhere in there Igor Stravinsky and Coco Chanel found the time to have a passionate pink nike air max affair. Sadly, you may not care. Coco Chanel Igor Stravinsky is a film account of that relationship, a story based on the book about the designer and the composer by Chris Greenhalgh. As Stravinsky, Mads Mikkelsen is suitably moody and misunderstood, but Anna Mouglalis never quite makes Chanel flesh and blood here. The movie nike free 2.0 goes out of its way to get all the Chanel trappings and artifacts correct, but that attention to detail ends up being a distraction, not an enhancement. You re watching a love affair between a man and an icon. The movie starts out with a tremendous rush: a recreation of the nike free 5.0 2014 chaotic 1913 performance in Paris of Stravinsky s Rite of Spring, an event that had concert goers and gendarmes duking it out over the then controversial music and ballet. It s the future! Chanel is there, and she s impressed. The story fast forwards several years. nike free uk Chanel is now famous and Stravinsky has changed his address thanks to the Russian revolution. He is living in France with his sick wife and four children. When he and Chanel meet, sparks fly, and before too long she has invited him and his family to stay at her villa outside Paris. He ll be able to work, his wife will be able to recover her health, their children will frolic in the countryside, etc. That s the thinking that puts the composer and the designer under the same roof. They begin an affair. "Your work has more passion," says Stravinsky s long suffering wife. Pointedly. Stravinsky s wife (Yelena Morozova) is presented here as the person who keeps his life and work together. She is an understated but crucial presence, and Morozova s wonderful performance makes her seem a more complex and interesting person than Chanel was. Is that what the filmmakers intended? As Chanel, Mouglalis is chilly, demanding and successful; this may well capture the designer s general aura, but it would have been nice to have seen what it was about Coco Chanel that Stravinsky found so irresistible. Here, she s just a study in perfect black and white and long pearls. (Sadly, during the love making scenes, looking at the duplicates of Chanel s actual bedding and furniture is rather more interesting than watching the fake sex. Not a good sign.) Coco Chanel Igor Stravinsky is attractive as a bit of history and it s generally pretty to look at, but it s never engaging in a way that lets you forget you re watching a movie. She s imperious. He s tortured. new nike free The lovers are often silent in each other s presence and there s a lot of off hand yearning going on; still, it doesn t seem to be going anywhere. The story eventually flashes forward in time to show Chanel and Stravinsky in old age, each but a footnote in the other s life. Was theirs a love story? A romantic folly? Just star nookie on both sides? What it all means remains a mystery.

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