TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRINT September 1998

TOP TEN

Karen Kilimnik

Karen Kilimnik is a Philadelphia-based artist represented by 303 Gallery in New York. Her work was most recently seen in a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich, with a catalogue copublished by Edition Patrick Frey.

  1. THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK

    The movie The Man in the Iron Mask (Randall Wallace, 1998)—makes you love France. Loved “for France” in the apple scene, so heartwarming. D’Artagnan comes out on a horse, and two rotten apples are thrown at him. The first he slices in midair with his sword, the second he catches in midair with his sword, takes a bite, and says “You are right, it is rotten , I will speak to the King.” Then D’Artagnan tells the revolting peasants not to harm the musketeers, “For they serve France . . . and you ” (or something like that), almost makes you wish you were French—actually, it really does make you wish you were French. Come to think of it—it did make me wish I was French and was surrounded by such beautiful architecture and such wonderful clothes and horses. The filming and editing and music was great. I don’t think editing is appreciated enough. I don’t think comedies are appreciated enough either. Such great costumes and sets. The music was fantastic too.

  2. THE SCENE WHERE PHILLIPE’S MASK IS REMOVED

    Also loved the scene where Phillipe’s mask is removed and you see the flames behind the mask as it’s taken off, and Leonardo’s hair and makeup is really beautiful. The music is fantastic too. He should wear smudged eyeliner more often, it’s very flattering.

  3. PATRICK MACNEE’S THE AVENGERS AND ME

    with Dave Rogers (Titan Books). My favorite actor, writer, and charming person. And the newly printed original Avengers TV shows on video which I can’t wait to see—the most superb show ever—and Patrick MacNee is a great, great actor he’s always fantastic and perfect

  4. THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK

    The gorgeous Leo as Phillipe at the window in moonlight, a real Greta Garbo moment. Very Queen Christina. I love the filming, the editing, the music, the lighting, the costumes, and, of course, the acting in this scene, and I love the trailer, which includes this scene, a very Hollywood scene to me (old Hollywood).

  5. ONCE UPON A CRIME

    by Dino Delaurentis. To me, it’s perfectly acted, perfectly written, and filmed . A laugh-a-minute movie set in Monte Carlo, what more could you ask for—with six of my favorite actors and actresses, starring John Candy, George Hamilton, Richard Lewis, Sean Young, Cybil Shepherd, Jim Belushi—it’s so funny.

  6. THE PENNSYLVANIA BALLET’S SLEEPING BEAUTY

    Superb costumes and lighting, especially the nymphs and the white cat. Timour Bourtasenkov, he had such great stage presence in the Pennsylvania Ballet Nutcracker.

  7. THE ROYAL BALLET’S SLEEPING BEAUTY AND LA BAYADERE

    The best Little Red Riding Hood red costume, and the best wolf and four trees, and the best dancer as Little Red Riding Hood.

  8. THE PARIS OPERA BALLET LA BAYADERE

    choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev. The best shades scene and beautiful blue and green costumes.

  9. THE AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

    The dancers are so amazing, loved everything (that I saw).

  10. MAUREEN GALLACE

    Maureen Gallace’s beautiful, exquisite paintings of trees and houses and landscapes. They are all fantastic. Every single one of them is absolutely gorgeous and superb.

  11. SALEM

    from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. My favorite TV star.

  12. HUGH GRANT

    in Extreme Measures, Four Weddings and a Funeral, the one about the theater company, and Nine Months. He’s another of my favorite actors. He’s so funny, smart, and charming. I think Extreme Measures is my favorite but they’re all great.

  13. LONDON

    The fresh-squeezed orange juice sold in supermarkets, Pret-a-Manger restaurant chain with take-out and eat-in sandwiches, salads, and desserts, with organic ingredients and no smoking, McDonald’s veggie burgers, and at Boots and Tesco’s supermarkets all kinds of ready-made sandwiches with healthy breads and sandwich ingredients. I loved the turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwich only available during the Christmas season—maybe not so healthy, but really delicious. And the beautiful flowerbeds and beautiful parks, a perfect place to eat the sandwiches and fresh-squeezed orange juice.