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Bill Cunningham New York
He who seeks beauty, will find it.
Chronicles a man who is obsessively interested in only one thing,the pictures he takes that document the way people dress. The 80-year-old New York Times photographer has two columns in the paper's Style section, yet nobody knows who he is.
Bill Cunningham is a crazy bike riding camera pecking man child with joie de vivre all over his blue french workman's coat.
The bike riding. I can't believe he is still alive. He had 28 bikes stolen but seemingly no broken limbs? Check the label to see if this is still non fiction.
The camera pecking. Extraordinary. No one asked why he still uses a film camera because we know the answer. The camera is up and down before you can blink. Suddenly pecking at his subject and quickly nonchalant and beaming. Only one threat in 84 minutes; the beaming is working. You want to be shot by Bill Cunningham.
The man child is surprising and becomes a little creepy.…
This is a watchable documentary about an aging fashion photographer from New York. He's a likeable chap with unusual philosophy. He doesn't seem to care for the same things that regular folk care for (money, love, comfort and so on), but instead devotes his life to the worship of unusual clothes.
It's hard to believe that he's not lonely, but he seems to honestly not regret his single-track life. He sums up his attitude with a beautiful quip: He who seeks beauty will find it. That sentiment resonates with me.
Enjoyable, affable, watchable, but not very revealing. Something dark is bubbling below the surface, and we catch a glimpse from time to time, but the documentary team are either too timid or too respectful to scratch the surface.
Probably more interesting for fashionistas.
This loving portrait of one of New York’s hardest-working sons doesn’t shy away from asking tough questions. Whether or not it answers them is immaterial — by the end, it’s impossible not to feel like you’ve spent a day or a year in Bill’s company, and his modesty, enthusiasm and good humour are bound to rub off.
The third time I've seen this film, which strangely moves me to tears every single time. To find someone so dedicated to their art and their work that they have sacrificed most of their life to it, is something to be in awe of.
A beautiful man and a beautiful film, lovingly crafted to show the humble, clever, visionary man who shapes so much of what fashion is and what can be great about an often shallow industry.
The extraordinary devotion Bill Cunningham has for his work means that any film about him is worth a look, but it’s a shame this one is not a more illuminating portrait. Amiable though he may be, Cunningham has made a career out of being an observer rather than a participant, and his years behind the lens have trained him well in the art of evasion. No one interviewed in this documentary seems to know anything about him beyond his boundless enthusiasm for his unique brand of fashion photography, and Cunningham himself doesn’t do much to fill in the gaps. We learn about the various career experiences in fashion and journalism that led him to the niche he now occupies, but…
"Money is the cheapest thing."
Magical. Heartfelt. Inspiring. Richard Press' gorgeous documentary is an expose of one the greatest fashion photographers and columnists, Bill Cunningham. When it comes to fashion, Bill has an artists eye - always on a quest to capture of the uniqueness and flamboyance of Manhattan's fashion elite for the New York Times. A terribly sweet man who finds utter joy in his work, this doc paints him as a fixture of Manhattan who is an essential part of "New York life". An artist who has shunned celebrity lifestyle and refused to indulge in the financial fruits that his career could've offered him, instead he at his happiest when he's left to his own devices - documenting…
I have zero interest in fashion but this movie broke my hear. The lifestyle that Bill chose is evidently dictated by the contrast between his religious beliefs and his sexual orientation. Seeing the story of his life broke my heart.
Oh god soooo good
If you think this film has anything to do with fashion then you should re-watch it.
Bill Cunningham New York–Street fashion photographer. What a pleasant person! Still don’t care about fashion. But enjoyed time spent w Bill a lot
If you don't take money, they can't tell you what to do.
Recommended by my stylish mom (naturally).
This is a pleasant portrait of a nice, if rather mysterious, man. Of course, there's not a whole lot that this light documentary can cover, but it ticks along nicely nevertheless. This is probably more suited for those who like fashion, but even if your interest in clothes is minimal this is still fairly enjoyable.
This is a documentary I've watched a few times. The initial attraction was because it was a documentary about photography, and the reason I keep watching is separate of that.
Bill is an 80 year old man who still daily takes street photographs of fashion in New York City.
The film is a mix of interviews with Bill, friends of Bill, and acquaintances of Bill. The three perspectives really round out the history and story of him.
All in the documentary reveals Bills passion, ethics, and beliefs in fashion, photography, and overall life.
Arguably this documentary is inspiring even if your passion isn't fashion or photography specifically.
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