You are looking at a photo of a man in a coffee shop. He is wearing a straw hat, frayed around the edges. His hair is white underneath, and long. His hand is grasping a coffee cup, but he is not looking at it. He is looking at someone out of frame, making a gesture with his free hand: fingers extended, palm pointed slightly diagonal and down. The universal sign for “This is the important part.” In mid-gesture, he is animated. He does not seem to know he is being photographed.
This is how Denis Piel might have posed the scene of himself being interviewed about his latest book, Moments. The photographer with the flair for the cinematic is set to release a coffee table collection later this month with Rizzoli. Moments is a series of images, mainly of models and actresses, that Mr. Piel shot on the set of various advertising and editorial campaigns during his tenure in the ’80s as of one the magazine world’s Big Names.
tonight in dvr
Tonight on ABC Family brings another installment of girl-of-a-certain-moment and makeup spokesmodel Andie MacDowell’s latest reinvention. Hard to remember now, but Ms. MacDowell was once the go-to gal for quality motion picture entertainment. Have any of your favorite–have any legitimately talented?–actresses ever starred in five movies as good as sex, lies, and videotape; Green Card; Short Read More
Sundance Film Festival
While it seemed most of the action at the Sundance film festival had been happening at night behind colossal bouncers, The Observer caught wind that there was an equally exciting, yet slightly bizarre, scene taking place in the light of day: celebrity gifting suites. We took the opportunity to start our day a bit earlier to see what all the commotion was.
On the evening of Monday, Nov. 9, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, who reportedly learned of lead singer Steven Tyler’s leaving the band in the press, tweeted that he was positively looking for a new lead singer.
Meanwhile, Mr. Tyler was dropping by Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year awards at Carnegie Hall to cheer Read More
Country singer Kellie Pickler is a bit of a skirt chaser.
“I think it’s sexy,” the platinum blond 22-year-old former American Idol contestant told the Daily Transom. “I think it’s great. Real men wear kilts!”
Ladies, not so much! Ms. Pickler wore a non-plaid Gwen Russell-designed red gown to the Read More
One can understand why critics received Mystic River so rapturously, and at the same time be completely baffled as to what is so great about the film’s story, which reads more “made for TV” than “silver screen.” Clint Eastwood directs the rather unremarkable crime narrative about three longtime friends from a lower-class Boston Read More
The older I get, the more I seem to seek out for my own pleasure kiss-kiss rather than bang-bang cinema, and positive feelings rather than negative vibes. Perhaps I’m a traitor to my gender, but male ego-trips bore me to tears, and I certainly don’t need movies to frighten me even vicariously-CNN takes care of Read More
Armani … He’s That Spanish Guy, Right?
The message had come from Milan: Giorgio Armani was throwing a special party in March that he wanted Nobu to cater. So a representative of the TriBeCa eatery-the culinary collaboration of chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and restaurateur Drew Nieporent-was dispatched from New York to see Read More