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PaperCity Dallas September 2023

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Our Stylized Fall T hroughout director Greta Gerwig's savvy feminist flick, Barbie, our protagonist longs for her former Slim Aarons-esque reality: wearing a pink gingham swing dress inside her pink multi-level, mid-century modern home, giddily greeting the other chess-playing, poolside-lounging Barbies on her cul-de-sac. In Paint, Owen Wilson plays Carl Nargle, Vermont's Three highly visual, studiously directed films will influence everything you see, wear, and possibly eat, this fall. n u m b e r - o n e television artist for three decades, who bears a suspicious resemblance to TV art instructor from the mid-'80s, Bob Ross. He spends much of the film driving an orange camper van while sporting the same embroidered button- down, flare jeans, and voluminous 'do, even as those around him progress to fresh talent, contemporary looks, and Uber rides. And the ensemble in Wes Anderson's Asteroid City gathers in a taffy-colored, l i n o l e u m - f l o o r e d jukebox luncheonette o n a s t u d i o u s l y undeveloped desert road while studying the nine planets (Pluto still being one of them) and revealing a naive anxiety about aliens and flying saucers. These films have entered the cultural zeitgeist and left viewers with the desire to gaze backward in a stylized vision. Sold-out pink Crocs. Tailored vests with trousers. TikTokers romanticizing their days through pastel-hued lenses and directorial-level symmetry. The year 2023 looks nothing like the 2023 we expected. It's better. Brighter. Somewhat jaunty, and completely nostalgic. Whether you're a hipster boycotting the basic or a girl who loves a theme, everything you see, do, and don will be influenced by these three charmingly retro sets on the silver screen. By Dani Grande (Continued on page 64) Margot Robbie stars in Barbie. Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in Barbie BARBIE IMAGES © 2022 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC., COURTESY WARNER BROS. 62

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