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Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-porter) (1994)  /  Go to Health (1980)  /  Color-Sonics CS-2000: "Girl Talk"

Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-porter) (1994)
May 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-porter) (1994)

Directed by
Robert Altman.

This send-up of the international fashion industry sees a host of colorful characters descend upon Paris for the annual ritual of preening and raw commerce that makes up a “fashion week.” Lampooning the specialized world of designers, photographers, magazine editors and models, and incorporating actual designers and other celebrities in proto-fictional news reports, the film shows a vapid “community” constantly confusing attention-grabbing with the creation of beauty.

Miramax International. Pret Productions/Miramax Films. Producer: Robert Altman. Screenwriter: Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser. Cinematographer: Pierre Mignot, Jean Lépine. Editor: Geraldine Peroni. Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Julia Roberts, Kim Basinger, Anouk Aimée, Sally Kellerman.

35mm, color, 132 min.

Preceded by:

Go to Health (1980)

Directed by
Bill Tannen.

A rarely-seen, behind-the-scenes promotional psuedo-doumentary about director Robert Altman's 1980 feature Health (long out of circulation), which shares many traits with Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-porter) (1994).

Cast: Dick Cavett, Carol Burnett, Henry Gibson.

Digibeta from 35mm, color, 14 min.

Color-Sonics CS-2000: "Girl Talk"

Circa. 1966

Directed by Robert Altman.

Bobby Troup intones the title tune as a bevy of beauties tries on various ensembles in a high-end couturier.

Digital video from 16mm, color, 14 min.