Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus is a 2006 movie starring Nicole Kidman as iconic photographer Diane Arbus, and a fictional take on her early photography inspiration. The movie itself was okay (hard to judge because the DVD I borrowed was scratched, so I had to skip some scenes. Grr...). To be honest - and at the risk of sounding shallow - I was more impressed by the costumes and setting. Images of Nicole looking elegant in those perfect '50s housewife dresses, were too good not to share. The beautiful vintage camera she carries around is like the cherry on top.

screenshots by me.
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emma wallace said...

These are gorgeous shots! The story didn't seem particularly arresting to me, but I do love these pics you posted - particularly that red dress!

samboy said...

I thought I'd hate that film because I'm not a fan of nicole kidman or RDJr but I enjoyed it!

You're right, its very visually beautiful! All the shots in that pool/bath were so pretty!x

Tash said...

it looks very beautiful. i may have to watch it, i love costuming and cinematography

Luchie said...

awww rolleiflex!! oh gosh I really want it :) I think I'll watch the movie, it looks so great.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Didn't like the movie so much, but the dresses are beautiful!
xo*

pixelhazard said...

You know it's strange, it's not liek I hate Nicole Kidman, it's just that very few of her movies have appealed to me

blue eyed night owl said...

Oh Yes,, I remember watching that, or maybe more buying it because I thought it'd be amazing and then finding out it was quite weird. Nevertheless everything looks absolutely gorgeous, which made it absolutely worth watching.
And I would kill for those dresses;)

avalonne lou summers said...

I can't believe I still HAVEN'T seen this movie! I think Nicole Kidman looks stunning! I think Diane Arbus is such an inspiration! Must watch this when I get back to San Francisco! Can't wait! I love antique cameras!

Claire Kiefer said...

you've officially made me want to see this!

Susannah said...

Ohhh, these shots are like eye candy! Note to self - must see this movie!

Ms. Chyme said...

i love these photos...

Artpixie said...

Ooh I wanna see this. I love seeing cameras in movies (if that makes any sense).

Rachel Lily said...

These screenshots really, REALLY remind me of Erwin Olaf's Grief series! I think the dresses and the off-centre nature of the photo is a fair place to lay this comparison, but I love both so much, the photo with the red dress is amazing <3
Rx

a little yellow button. said...

This sounds like an interesting movie! Thank you for enlightening us! :)

Amanda Corrine said...

Great shots! I never seen this movie before but it sounds kinda interesting though you are right the images and costumes are funner to look at :)
-Amanda Corrine

Laura Loo said...

I've never heard of this! But the aesthetics and time period look completely up my alley! thanks for the tip :)

Chrissy said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I love her dresses and the setting. Its beautiful. :)

babalisme said...

I did watched it once even twice, but yes, I'm more thrilled to the beautiful sets and picturesque moments than the story itself. The story is...well, even to my peculiar taste, it's... um...well, you know. Gross, confusing, and what's the point? (without sounding shallow, I hope, but I really do appreciate if someone can enlighten me of the movie's storyline )

Reyna said...

This is such a gift for my eyes, thanks for this post!

Mo said...

oo those dresses...

A. said...

The costume looks wonderful. I also watch movies for their aesthetic value more than good acting or plot (Glorious 39, Cracks, most art house movies...) so don't worry about being shallow!

Of course, Nicole Kidman is just class.

A from A Plus B in the Sea

A. said...

The costume looks wonderful. I also watch movies for their aesthetic value more than good acting or plot (Glorious 39, Cracks, most art house movies...) so don't worry about being shallow!

Of course, Nicole Kidman is just class.

A from A Plus B in the Sea

Emma Jade said...

ive never heard of this film, the screen shots look amazing though, i may have to look it up!

Paper Pastries said...

Anna, how could you talk about this film and not mention the scene where nicole kidman is shaving robert downey jr's butt. LOL

it was a terrible movie!

Penelope said...

Must see this film! Thanks for sharing the pretty screenshots!

(hope your knitting is going well) ^__^

Lynn said...

Love the dresses!!! I just found your blog & can't get enough - added you to my links!

http://wallflowervintage.squarespace.com

Diana said...

I've never heard of this film, and it doesn't sound shallow at all, that you like the costumes and scenes more than the writing. There are lots of movies I feel the same about. And yes, I do have a few of those vintage cameras :)