Anna Karina RIP

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GoogaMooga
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Anna Karina RIP

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Dec 2019, 00:17

Danish actress and muse to Godard, darling of the New Wave, Anna Karina, has died, aged 79. She was born in Denmark as Hanne Blarke in 1940, but left home as a teen-ager to pursue a model career in Paris, the capital of fashion. Godard discovered her on the Champs-Elysées. She married him and starred in seven of the Swiss-French director's groundbreaking films in the 1960s. As early as 1965 she won Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival for her role in "A Woman is a Woman". The French Minister of Culture, Frank Riester, wrote on Twitter that French film had been orphaned. It had lost one of its legends. Karina had a chic mod look, an air of mystique: straight hair and bangs, heavy doses of mascara, and the latest minimalistic fashion. Who can forget her sailor cardigan in "A Woman is a Woman", or her tartan skirt in "Vivre Sa Vie". If you want to study 60s mod fashion, look no further than to the films of Anna Karina. She was perfect for the playful nature of Godard's visionary films and impossible not to love. Icon, role model, legend, Karina left an indelible mark on cinema and French culture, even recording with the old maudit, Serge Gainsbourg, a man who knew to pick the best of the best. RIP Anna Karina
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Re: Anna Karina RIP

Postby Matt Wilson » 16 Dec 2019, 02:54

Yep, a goddess. Many of Godard's best '60s films have her in the lead. In particular Band of Outsiders, Pierrot le Fou, and Alphaville. Don't forget she was in Varda's Cleo from 5 to 7 as well.

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Re: Anna Karina RIP

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Dec 2019, 05:07

Matt Wilson wrote:Yep, a goddess. Many of Godard's best '60s films have her in the lead. In particular Band of Outsiders, Pierrot le Fou, and Alphaville. Don't forget she was in Varda's Cleo from 5 to 7 as well.


Still haven't seen "Cleo", the one Varda that I really want to see.
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck