Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

DVD - 2009
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Charts the rise of one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. From her humble childhood and early days as a young dressmaker's assistant, to her passionate love affair with a dashing Englishman and ultimate success as a pioneering fashion icon.
Publisher: [New York] : Screen Media Films, ©2009
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9786313001194
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE COCO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
Special features: Behind the scenes

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GoddessS
Nov 21, 2019

Loved it! Coco Chanel came to life for me...

So Shirley McClaine didn't play Coco with a French accent--I felt how her character would feel, the scenes took me in. To live as an attractive female in Paris before and during the world wars. To be in the fashion world and the challenges one goes through over time. How someone can go from unwanted orphan to a spectacular success in the fashion universe.
Romance!

Balsan is played by a very handsome, charismatic man you'd want to watch have a fling with Coco. A relationship you'd want to follow and find out, So what happened next with them?

Then the love triangle with Boy Capel--oooh, he's good looking but not as good looking as Balsan--the struggle. Who will Coco choose?

I love the sexy dance scene of passion and intrigue between the 3 of them one stormy night with lightning.

:)

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slaroche
Aug 05, 2019

4.5* excellent movie.

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hesselugano
Apr 08, 2019

Why does the VPL not allow hold requests for this DVD? I realize that the one copy the library owns is listed lost/damaged but the VPL permits holds on other "unavailable" materials that are on order. I would have liked to place a hold on Coco Chanel in case it's found or repaired or if the VPL procures a replacement copy.

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Bookafterbook
Aug 30, 2014

I don't believe this is the most factual portrayal of Coco Chanel's life. I think she was much more complex both intellectually and sexually. A lightly entertaining film.

aaa5756 Jan 28, 2013

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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Sandee
Apr 18, 2011

A pleasure to watch. Good acting and lovely clothes. The story moves back and forth between Coco's older years (when she is trying to make a comeback) and her younger years (when she is just getting started).

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ajs4books
Apr 01, 2010

Disappointing.

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MsGlass
Jan 03, 2010

Boo - Shirley MacLaine should not play a French icon.

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CalicoJack
Nov 30, 2009

This made-for-TV biopic is a long, drawn-out slap in the face of one of history’s most innovative & influential clothing designers. My points of objection include disappointing visuals (e.g., too many drab camera close-ups on trivial accessories); too many simplistic lectures from The History of Costume 101; and the fatal miscasting of Shirley MacLaine, who misrepresents Chanel in her later years as a charmless, Americanized, frumpy old bag. It treats her early love affairs as tritely as her clothing, spewing forth every cliché in the book concerning Europe’s minor aristocracy & allowing a single promising scene involving a tango for three to fall flat on its face dramatically. Despite my passion for fashion—no, correction: because of it—both I & a more cinema-savvy friend opted to fast-forward through much of this insipid timewaster.

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princess1234
Nov 10, 2009

This movie was awesome!! I was hooked from beginning to end!!

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