n°183/ The Beauties & the Beach

August 2015

by Nathalie Azoulai

Cinematic beach scenes often turn into iconic images because of the idealistic landscapes and the beautiful bodies of characters suddenly exposed to sun rays and sea sprays. From 1953 From Here To Eternity to recent Moonrise Kingdom, there's a very special magic about beach encounters as if a beautiful woman strolling on sand was no more than an epiphanic creature and a passionate hug a archaic embrace of man and woman. Among the beach clichés, another iconic image: man and woman talking their heart out while the backwash beats the time of truth. What if everyone tries to consider one's own vacation cliché…

 Ursula Andress

 From Here to Eternity

 Moonrise Kingdom