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Prix de beauté

Augusto Genina France, 1930

Not A Sexy Vampire's rating of the film Miss Europe

Like many of these Brooks films, there's a huge pacing problem. I found myself wishing for a much tighter edit, especially during the competition and dance sequences which take FOREVER. But there's something almost magical about the climax. Maybe because it was paired with Philip Glass music for The Hours, but seeing Brooks look on at her screen test, is like the actress acknowledging her legacy. Strangely moving.