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Vidal Sassoon: The Movie trailer online

VidalSassoon.jpgVidal Sassoon: The Movie, it's not a title that inspires you to go and see the film, unless you're in the hairdressing and fashion world I would guess, but watching the trailer you might just think that there's something more on offer from the film.

There are strong visuals and suggestions of something that we might see some powerful insight into the man that could offer some message to us all, but at the same time it looks so slick, I wonder if it's skirting on the edges of a promotional documentary?

There are some surprisingly strong comments that appear through the trailer that do make you think it could be insightful, not only for the man himself, but also to give something about human nature.

Then there are those strong visuals, some wonderful looking moments of Vidal Sassoon in black and white and montages of images from his past with clever and stylish animation. It all looks rather good.

Except then comes that moment about Sassoon and his exercise and there's even a review quote to mention that, and some of the scenes of him walking over the footbridge and being circled by the camera while he smiles, and it feels contrived, set-up, somewhat false.

The Vidal Sassoon: The Movie documentary is described by the Tribeca Film Festival:

Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser-he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who "changed the world with a pair of scissors." With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdos he pioneered in the 1960s and his "wash and wear" philosophy that liberated generations of women from the tyranny of the salon, Sassoon revolutionized the art of hairstyling and left an indelible mark on popular culture. This documentary traces with visual gusto the life of a self-made man whose passion and perseverance took him from a Jewish orphanage in London to the absolute pinnacle of his craft.

It does sound like it could fall on the side of the positives. What do you think? I'm tempted to ask “is he worth it?” but I know that's the wrong advert. Here's the trailer from Yahoo Movies:



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