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Ada Pîrvu
Writer of the online cultural journal Classiq. Contributor to . Words in THE ARTBO magazine.
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Ada Pîrvu Aug 10
Today in the journal. The Armani Aesthetic and Film Costume Appropriation: Sam Shepard in Voyager.
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Ada Pîrvu Aug 6
“Maybe this world is busy enough, yes? If it’s done right, a simple poster can have more impact, just like a good folk song.” New interview in the journal:
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Ada Pîrvu Jul 28
La dolce vita meets New York jazz and beat scene: Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley.
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Jennifer Dionisio Jul 15
Really excited to share this cover artwork for the release of The Gunfighter staring Gregory Peck! 🤠 Thanks for the awesome brief and AD 👏
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Ada Pîrvu Jul 20
Ali MacGraw in Players (1979) exemplifies “the great American style”. Now in the journal:
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The Big Picture Jul 17
Revisit Ridley Scott's "groundbreaking road movie," Thelma and Louise
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Ada Pîrvu Jul 16
Now on the website, interview with illustrator Jennifer Dionisio:
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Ada Pîrvu Jul 9
Now in the journal: The All-Natural Look of Two Mythical Creatures
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Ada Pîrvu Jul 6
Talking design process, the film poster that has impacted him the most and more with film poster designer Michael Boland:
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Ada Pîrvu Jul 2
Now on the website: The Culture Trip, July Newsletter:
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Ada Pîrvu Jul 1
A children’s film for the entire family:
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Ada Pîrvu Jun 24
“Unlike in Plein soleil, Delon doesn’t have the superior hand anymore. He is already entrapped and isolated and only has his sexual power to buy him time. It is Jane Fonda who steals the scene in this film.”
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Ada Pîrvu Jun 16
The column This Summer We’re Channelling is back in the journal:
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Ada Pîrvu Jun 14
“There is nothing like a great audience to enrich a film. Laughing together, yet we are wrapped individually in the story the writer crafted and the director invisibly shaped for just this moment.” Unit still photographer Merie Weismiller Wallace:
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Ada Pîrvu Jun 12
“Mulholland Drive screening, Athens, 2001: The doors open for the evening screening ticket holders: the lights are on, the end titles are rolling, but the afternoon audience does not move.” Film poster designer Vasilis Marmatakis in the journal:
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The Big Picture Jun 11
A host of creatives (including a film festival director, production designer, music composer, costume designer, cinematographer, and film poster illustrator, among others) reflect on why movies still need cinemas
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Ada Pîrvu Jun 11
“Something irreplaceable is missing: the wash of anticipation, a quiet excitement as houselights fade. Then, sensing and feeling others’ thoughts, reactions, and emotions, as we...” Laurence Bennett, production designer, on why movies still need cinemas:
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Ada Pîrvu Jun 10
“Going to the pictures is a ritual where everything matters: from the moment the spectator decides to go and see a film to everything that comes afterwards.” Maialen Beloki, deputy director San Sebastián Film Festival, in the journal:
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Ada Pîrvu Jun 9
I have reached out to film industry insiders and film festival directors and asked for their opinions on why movies still need cinemas, why the public’s fascination with the big screen lingers and why online streaming is no substitute:
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Ada Pîrvu Jun 6
My June newsletter, now on the site:
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