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Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart: Dressed to Fit the Monochromatic, Distressed Reality of a 1955 Noir

From the very beginning, Mickey Rourke was one of the four actors Alan Parker had on his list to play Harry Angel in the film Angel Heart (1987). “We arranged to meet in New York. I picked Mickey up from his hotel looking, as he always does off-screen, like an unemployed gas station attendant. We had […]

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More Grunge Than Power Dressing: Kim Basinger in Nine ½ Weeks

Before the minimalism of the 2010s, there was the minimalism of the 1980s. The difference lies in the individualistic power of the 1980s, and in the individual identity. Today, everybody seems to “dress alike, look alike, talk alike and behave alike”, fashion photographer Michael Doster said in his book, Doster: 80s/90s. Back then, everybody sought […]