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The September Issue (2009)

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A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.

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R.J. Cutler
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thakoon Panichgul Thakoon Panichgul ... Himself
André Leon Talley ... Himself
Grace Coddington ... Herself
Anna Wintour ... Herself
Hamish Bowles ... Himself
Sarah Brown Sarah Brown ... Herself
Charles Churchward Charles Churchward ... Himself (as Charlie Churchward)
Oscar de la Renta ... Himself
Patrick DeMarchelier ... Himself
Jill Demling Jill Demling ... Herself
Edward Enninful Edward Enninful ... Himself
Brian Fee Brian Fee ... Himself
Filipa Fino Filipa Fino ... Herself
Tom Florio Tom Florio ... Himself
Jean-Paul Gaultier ... Himself
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Storyline

The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds, and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published. With unprecedented access, this film tells the story of legendary Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion. Written by Anonymous

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Fashion is a religion. This is the bible.

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Anna Wintour Documentary See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$220,416, 30 August 2009

Gross USA:

$3,820,700
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Anna Wintour: I think what I often see is that people are frightened of fashion and that because it scares them or it makes them feel insecure, they put it down. On the whole, people that say demeaning things about our world, I think that's usually because they feel in some ways excluded or, you know, not part of the 'cool group' so as a result they just mock it. Just because you like to put on a beautiful Carolina Herrera dress or, I don't know, a pair of J Brand blue jeans instead of something...
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Flathead
Written by Jon Fratelli (as John Lawler)
Performed by The Fratellis
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd./Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Vogue with "issues"

R J Cutler's camera follows her into the industry's biggest names, and they positively cower before her or so we are lead to believe, as at the end of the day and sadly its a controlled doc about a dreary woman who sees fashion as a business and has been allowed to have a voice with the power of this magazine , director R J Cutler is a great filmmaker, and I feel that his creation was amazing but after seeing Varon Bonicos's - A Man's Story - an underrated and sadly unknown documentary film about black UK tailor and m men's guru designer Ozwald Boateng , I now retrospectively crave the reality of this woman's world not just her day job, yes its fashion, but who is AW? In my opinion Cutler obviously started shooting with Andre Leon Tally who sold the idea that AW would have a say in the production , she allows the camera in her life and answer's Cutler's questions, but sadly there is nothing of any emotion she never cracks her reserve, while the warm and emotional sidekick Coddington has her talent thwarted at every turn, and quickly becomes the heart of this film. It's like we need a part 2 about AW without the September "Issues" .RR


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