Showing posts with label short film. Show all posts
Showing posts with label short film. Show all posts

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Chanel No. 5: Train de Nuit

The various Chanel perfume commercials have a certain style by which I remain every so fascinated. What inspired me to write about this is a shortened version of the below commercial for Chanel no.5. 

Despite the fact that I consider myself more of a 'Madmoiselle' person- as it is in fact my most prized Chanel perfume - this commercial has to be my favourite. There are various others, including a couple of the latest featuring Keira Knightly and Nicole Kidman. But this one is magical.

The short film is called 'Train de Nuit' - Night Train- and features the actress Audrey Tautou. In the film, Audrey's character encounters a handsome stranger, played by Travis Davenport, who is entranced by  her perfume. All this happens on the a train from Paris to Istanbul, the Orient Express. What I love most about this short film is the old, vintage atmosphere; the train, the styling - and the camera Audrey's character has.

I'm not an expert in Cinematography, but I must say that the shooting is amazing. How the director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, splits the scene, shoots particular moments and also how the camera comes round and in on the subject achieve a mesmerising effect. Because of this, the ways Audrey is caught emphasize the luxury and glamour she portrays, which is only fitting- it's Chanel we're talking about after all.

Photo taken from here

Photo taken from here

Other famous women advertising this most iconic perfume also include the actress Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe was in fact the first poster girl of Chanel No. 5. A famous quote by this glamorous actress was in fact about this perfume: "What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course."

In the spirirt of Chanel, Audrey Tautou and the nostalgic commercial, I have put together an outfit inspired from Audrey's styling.
Audrey Tautou for Chanel Inspiration

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