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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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Taglines:

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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Details

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:

$220,633, 30 August 2009

Gross USA:

$3,820,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,442,300
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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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Features Pushing Daisies (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Swisha
Written by Evan Mast, Mike Stroud
Performed by Ratatat
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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Entertaining - even for non-fashionistas
16 July 2009 | by thecountesspSee all my reviews

I saw this documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh. The anticipation was high, and the screening was sold out; I'm happy to report that the audience wasn't disappointed. This doc details the run up to the printing of the titular September issue of American Vogue magazine, which an estimated one in eight American women purchase annually. The documentary style is fast-paced with out being breakneck, with one of the freshest soundtracks I've had the pleasure of hearing on a cinema sound system. (Ladytron, Ratatat, Cinematic Orchestra, Mark Ronson et al.) It focuses on mostly on the upper echelons of Vogue, namely inscrutable ice queen and inspiration for "The Devil Wears Prada", editor Anna Wintour. Creative director Grace Coddington brings some welcome levity during the more "fashion has no mercy, dahling!" moments. If you enjoyed Ugly Betty, The Devil Wears Prada, America's Next Top Model and Project Runway, you already know that this is right up your street; for everybody else it's a fascinating and occasionally funny study of an inordinately influential individual at the apex of a bizarre and enthralling industry, and those that surround her.


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