funny face. 1957.
an avid reader of french philosophy falls for a fashion photographer. he convinces her to model for a top magazine. they travel to paris for the photo shoot and some serious antics ensue.
amazing because: it's a musical about photography (there's even a song and dance number inside a darkroom). it's in technicolor. richard avedon served as the film's visual consultant. audrey hepburn is so damn cute. directed by stanley donen. starring audrey hepburn and fred astaire. watch a clip by clicking the arrow above. read more about the film here.
live a little, love a little. 1968.
to afford his new apartment photographer greg nolan has to hold down two jobs. one of them is taking pictures of babes for a girlie mag. the other is shooting for a conservative newspaper.
amazing because: this movie actually made me think elvis might be a genius. there's a psychedelic sequence involving a man in a dog costume. the film is based on a novel titled "kiss my firm but pliant lips." directed by norman taurong. starring elvis presley and michele carey. watch a clip by clicking the arrow above. read more about the film here.
rear window. 1954.
a photojournalist stuck in his nyc apartment with a broken leg takes to voyeurism. one of his neighbors may be a murderer!
amazing because: oh my is hitchcock the best (this movie was one of his own favorites). its meta-commentary on film making and viewing. directed by alfred hitchcock. starring james stewart, grace kelley. watch a clip by clicking the arrow above. read more about the film here.
[all clips via youtube].