Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


Like a fashion spread come to life.

A rich girl breaks with her fiancee, moons about a bit, has a brief affair with her mother's stockbrocker. That's it.

Every frame is so beautifully composed. Those verticals!

Monica Vitti is a prophesy of Lady Di. The gawky grace of a wading bird, the big hair, the tilt of the head.

Does Monica see the beauty that surrounds her? That's the question. Are we seeing things through her eyes or the director's? Is she  vapid or entranced?
The beauty saves it from being boring- by a hair's breadth.
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