On the Subject of Favorites...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Office Killer (1997)










I've told you how much I love a good scare haven't I? I do. Can't take true life horror, like war and crime... but wonderfully far-fetched fright films are very much a love of mine. Another love of mine is the work of Cindy Sherman. About 13 years ago I was going through a bad breakup... Lost it all. Faith, dignity... about 15 pounds. It was bad. Then my good friend Gabriel dragged me out to the MOCA for a showing he was dying to see, that turned out to be Cindy Sherman. I remember walking through the exhibit seeing this awe-inspiring woman in these stunning photographs of herself in wigs and costumes. Exciting and empowering. I left feeling strong and optimistic. And I know it probably sounds like much but that exhibit had a huge impact on me. Life changing art I wanna say. Please don't judge me. So, now you know how much I adore Cindy. But despite this big bias, I still very much recommend her one and only full length film. Funny and dark and with each frame a work of art. Watch this short clip for a feel... and then (in case you haven't already) go hunt her down at your local museums!



Office Killer'esque ETSY Finds (mostly)



Left to Right (From Top): 1950's Wood Grain Glasses by iFoundGallery11, 1982 Macintosh Apple II Plus by iSoldIt.il080, 1970's Classic Beige Trench by LEnfantTerrible, 1940s New York City Souvenir Scarf by DeLaBelle, Brushed Gold Tone Hoop Earrings by NewCreations1, 1950's Fallow Leather Pumps by AllenCompanyInc and 1970's Green Gardens Mini Dress also by AllenCompanyInc.

13 comments:

Sam said...

That is a totally wonderful Cindy Sherman story. I don't have such a fab story about her but I've gotta say I love her all the same....and I will and must hunt down this film!! Thank you and have a super weekend sweetie! XOXO's

pin-upapple said...

I didn't know this movie !

Twobreadsplease said...

gotta watch this, the screenshots are enticing!

drollgirl said...

i LOVE cindy sherman. for some reason i haven't seen this. but i am heading to netflix to see if it is available. fingers crossed!

hope you have a wonderful weekend!

P R I M O E Z A said...

it's great when you find art to make your world better. i also love cindy sherman. haven't seen this film though.

Felix Curds said...

holy wow this looks amazing! i agree on the whole anti-war, pro-far fetched horror thing haha:)

now following.

Sarah said...

I didn't know about this film. It looks so delightfully scary that I must see it! Hope you are having a lovely weekend Gabbi!

Mary-Laure said...

I love it that you came up with Etsy finds that remind you of that universe. More of the same please! (I've become an Etsy addict, you know)

mel said...

gorgeosu, these screenshots are so amazing:)
xx

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

Thanks for the recommendation, just added to the Netflix queue. Great Office Killer pics! My husband got a kick out of the Apple II (he's a Mac geek).

Diana said...

I LOVE Cindy's Sherman's photography. Especially her women series. I had no idea she directed a movie.
Did you know that Librarian print sold for almost a million dollars? Crazy! Off to Netflix!

Rebecca said...

Ooh, Gabbi! I will have to check out this movie. I love Cindy Sherman's film stills series.

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