Bill Cunningham was a wonderful guy and this comes through in the movie. But the filmmaker only needed to put the camera on him discretely and that story would have been told. The footage of Bill is great and extensive. The other NYC characters who appear to get gussied up in the hopes of being captured by the late, great fashion photographer are... yes... eccentric... but eccentric on purpose which is a little less than interesting. They love the spotlight and the filmmaker indulges them. Bill, on the other hand, is self-effacing which makes him the more compelling character. Bill was well known to be a very private person. The filmmaker awkwardly asks him personal questions that visibly upset this cheerful man. That was painful to watch and unnecessary. So, overall I would recommend the film because of Bill, but I do think the filmmaker could have handled things better.
I heart NY
A true delight for anyone who likes biopics about honorable, talented, passionate people. Bill Cunningham has photographed street fashion for decades and published his photos in a regular column in the NYTimes. To give you an idea of his impact , he was given an honorary award from the French Ministry of Culture. His argument for the importance of fashion is compelling. Watch this moving portrait of a remarkable man.
Interesting film. His whole life was about taking pictures of people. He did not do much else. He seemed happy though.
Bill's a peach of a man. He follows his passion and refuses to sell out. He has 28 bikes stolen from him while living in Carnegie Hall and attends church every Sunday. He states it's nearly impossible to remain honest and straight in New York and that fashion is the armor to survive everyday life.
Delightful bioflic! This is very inspiring in a most elevating way. If you are struggling to do your work, whatever it might be, I think you will get some ideas about what success means.
Bill Cunningham is one-of-a-kind. A friend returned home from NYC a few months ago and was thrilled to report she'd spotted him pedaling down the street.
Like some who give their life to the Church, Bill Cunningham has given his life to fashion. Bicycling around New York City snapping photos of ordinary people dressing for art, working late into the evenings covering black tie events, this is a man whose work is his life. This documentary reveals the funny, poignant and kindhearted person who is known to everyone as just Bill.
I loved this movie! It was full of so many brilliant, interesting and totally unique people, like Bill Cunningham himself. How can you not be inspired by the joy he takes in his work? And I loved the flamboyant dressers that he photographs on the streets of New York...I wish I had the courage to dress like female version of the ex-ambassador of Nepal but I don't think my city's ready yet.
This documentary was highly recommended to me by several people in the last few years so I finally decided to watch it. It did a good job of creating an odd, sad, somewhat lifeless mood when dealing with seemingly nice but odd people who cling to the past and, as a result, dwell/exist in surreal, lifeless surroundings. It also gave an eye rolling glimpse into how utterly ridiculous and self absorbed the fashion industry, the powers that be and the wealthy can be. The viewer gets the gist pretty early on and the theme is repeated many times. It, ultimately, didn't hold my attention and when I was ready for it to end there was over 1/2 hour left. I think it could benefit from being tightened up and made shorter.
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