Snapshot: a few words on Clare Denis

I’m working on a handful of projects this week, but what caught my eye, prose-wise, is Alice Gregory’s description of the appearance of filmmaker Claire Denis, in her denim jacket and jeans, as “a tiny Edwardian greaser.”

claire-denis-q&a-gq-let-the-sunshine-in
Claire Denis, director of beautiful films.

The phrasing’s solid, and the contrast of images–English history from above and American history from below, and 40 years between the two–is striking, but not arresting. It’s not a needle-skipping-a-groove phrase, so it works. Brilliantly.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s