Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Python - Lawrence v Kinski, Who Wore It Best?

Nastassja Kinski's Iconic Photo: Richard Avedon
A photo of one of my favorite contemporary actresses, Jennifer Lawrence paying homage to another one of my favorite actresses Nastassja Kinski iconic photo by Richard Avedon of her with a python recently surfaced in the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue.

Nastasja starred in a lot of great films in the late 70's to mid 80's such as Roman Polanski's Tess, Frances Ford Coppola's One From The Heart and three of my favorite movies ever Tony Richardson's The Hotel New Hampshire, Wim Wender's Paris Texas & Paul Scrader's Cat People.

She was the Jennifer Lawrence of her time, working with prolific filmmakers of her time and doing some amazing work. BTW Kinski was Oscar nominated for Tess even though she has never won the statue.
Jennifer Lawrence's Homage Photo: Patrick Dermarchelier
Cut to the now. Ms. Jennifer Lawrence a wonderful Academy Award winning actress who has an amazing accessibility about her. From her breakthrough role in Debra Granik's Winter's Bone (her first Oscar nomination) to Oscar win for David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook. OK and I guess if I must mention it, The Hunger Games series.

It seems only fitting that Ms. Lawrence would end up wearing a python in a photo by Patrick Dermarchelier in a homage to Kinski.

So who wore the python best?

For this writer it's a toss up, your thoughts?

Jennifer on IMDB:
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