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The September Issue
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Vogue has been the most powerful and best-respected fashion magazine in the world for decades, and each year the journal devotes a fall issue to the designs and designers that the editors feel will be influential in the coming year. The September 2007 issue of Vogue, that year's annual Fall Fashion issue, became the biggest single issue in the magazine's long history, and filmmaker R.J. Cutler was given unprecedented access to Vogue's creative team as the issue was being prepared. THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE is a documentary which focuses on Vogue editor Anna Wintour as she visits the annual Fashion Week shows, accepts or dismisses the latest creations of the biggest names in fashion, works with the models, photographers, and writers who help bring her vision to the page, and labors with her staff to determine what the world's fashionistas will be wearing for the next 12 months. THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, where it received an award for excellence in documentary cinematography.
"In THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, veteran documentary and TV producer and director R.J. Cutler pulls back the curtain on Vogue's production process, revealing the fascinating creative techniques and business considerations behind the magazine's creation."
"Director R.J. Cutler maintains a respectful distance from Wintour and similarly compelling subjects, like model turned VOGUE creative director Grace Coddington....SEPTEMBER is never boring..."
3 stars out of 5 -- In charting the behind-the-scenes shenanigans involved in compiling the mags hefty September 2007 edition, director RJ Cutler teases unexpected warmth out of the frosty doyen...
"[H]ugely entertaining....[It's] what Wintour wants us to see that constitutes the secret drama of the film."
3 stars out of 4 -- "Wintour rules Vogue with a regal confidence....She shows great affection in a scene with her bright daughter, Katherine."
"[A] lusciously revealing fly-on-the-wall portrait....THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE is organized so that we observe the ruthlessness, the high perfectionistic logic, of each decision Wintour makes." -- Grade: A
3 stars out of 4 -- "Wintour is undeniably fascinating....THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE is an entertainingly voyeuristic glimpse into the fashion world."
Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Ten Best Documentaries Of 2009" -- "What a piece of work is Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue..."
4 stars out of 5 -- "THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE interviews and follows Wintour conducting her business, ably assisted by her team, chiefly stylist Grace Coddington....It's the relationship between these two intransigent British women that's the backbone here."
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