Tuesday, March 09, 2010
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE is a documentary about Vogue magazine putting together their largest issue ever. I was a little surprised by the film, I expected everyone to be as cutthroat as THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (the lead character in that film is based on the subject of this doc) or at least UGLY BETTY. Although there are certainly moments of conflict, it was not as unfriendly as I expected. The film is quite interesting; so much of the success of the issue is based on photography, which I find very interesting. It's not an earth-shattering doc like FOOD INC or THE COVE, but it is an interesting way to pass the time. The biggest negative about the film was the sound mix, which betrays the low budget of the film.