Monthly Archives: December 2010

Passion! Fashion! Trashin’!: the costumes of Times Square

In my last post, “Times Square and the dearth of denim,” I discussed the relative lack of denim worn by Pammy and Nicky as the main signpost of their unique costuming. I also argued that the idiosyncratic costumes by Robert … Continue reading

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Times Square and the dearth of denim

In the Anchor Bay DVD commentary track of Times Square (2000), director Allan Moyle asks Robin Johnson (Nicky Marotta) if she likes the film’s costumes as “they seem like kind of clichéd now”. Johnson replies, “No! I don’t think any … Continue reading

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Timesqueer: POV editing

Point of view editing is a common technique of narrative cinema (also known as mainstream or Hollywood cinema), whereby we see the relationship between two shots, and they are connected by the “point-of-view” of a specific character. Simply, we first … Continue reading

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Riot Women of Contemporary Cinema

If you have read my previous posts, it might be obvious that I love three things: riots, unruly women, and great film performances. In an effort to better contextualise such elements in Times Square, I cite, in no particular order, … Continue reading

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Nicky, Off You

I am the autumn in the scarlet I am the make-up on your eyes (the breeders)

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Trini Alvarado in “Smash Hits”

This interview in the 21 March 1990 edition of Smash Hits (Australia) is the only interview I have found so far in which Trini Alvarado refers to her role in Times Square. If you are aware of another, please let … Continue reading

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Love letter to Nikki / Career Advice

Oh, Nikki. Nikki, Nikki, Nikki! When you showed those cops what’s what, I loved you. When you were incarcerated, I loved you. When you were explosively angry, I loved you. When you trothed your undying devotion to that middle-class princess … Continue reading

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