Month: June 2010

Inception Still & Production Notes

Ahead of the ‘Inception‘ Premiere in Los Angeles on July 13, the movie will have its world premiere in London on July 8. If you’re in the UK you can win tickets on Facebook. According to Associated Press the press junket will be held this week. Thanks Nadine for all the heads up.

Already now the first production still with Marion Cotillard has popped up online and the official Inception Website has been updated with Wallpapers and Production Notes with interesting details about the international filming and technical aspects of creating a movie about dreams.

“His mind is so rich,” Marion Cotillard says, “and that’s one reason Chris is such an extraordinary director and writer. On a movie as imaginative as this, you need a director you can trust—someone to take your hand and share his vision—and I trusted him 100 percent. He really inspired me and gave me the keys I needed.”

MAL – THE SHADE
Mal, played by Marion Cotillard, is the love of Cobb’s life. “Mal is a tricky one to describe because she is a mix of so many things,” the actress says cryptically. “But maybe it’s the kind of thing you don’t describe because different people can have different interpretations.”

“Mal is the essence of the femme fatale,” states Nolan. “Marion brought an exceptionally haunting quality to her performance. What she was able to do with just her eyes and her emotional openness is quite beautiful. And she and Leo together portray an incredibly moving couple. Underneath all of the action, I think ‘Inception’ is very much founded on a love story, and these two actors found the truth of that in a most remarkable way.”

“Leo is such a gifted actor. I have always been a great fan of his work, so it was amazing to work with him,” Cotillard says. “His commitment is total and his intensity is unlimited. You can see it in his eyes. When you share a scene with him, you can trust everything he does because he’s so authentic.”

DiCaprio has equal praise for his co-star. “It was wonderful to act alongside Marion. She can be strong and vulnerable and hopeful and heartbreaking all in the same moment, which was perfect for all the contradictions of her character.”

Emma Thomas: “I especially loved what Jeffrey did with Mal’s costumes, like the gorgeous, flowing gown we first see her in. She is the femme fatale and her wardrobe reflects that.”

• Source: Production Notes found on Official Site

001 Inception – 2010 > Stills
001 Inception – 2010 > Official Wallpaper

Jalouse Scans & Video Clip

Another gorgeous magazine spread with Marion Cotillard appeared back in March in France’s Jalouse magazine. After the short preview clip there was also another official behind the scenes video clip. I’ve added scans & screencaptures to the gallery. Enjoy!

Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.

Gallery:
013 014 Scans from 2010 > Jalouse (France) – March
031 Behind the Scenes > 2010 – Jalouse

Video:
001 Magazines, Photoshoots > Jalouse

Behind the Scenes of 'Les Petits Mouchoirs'

Totally forgot to update about this exciting video – which was released in the midst of the Cannes Film Festival frenzy. Via the official ‘Les petits mouchoirs’ Facebook page a video clip about the shooting of the Guillaume Canet directed ensemble film with the English title ‘Little White Lies‘. Thanks for the heads up Nadine!

Gallery: 027 Les petits mouchoirs (Little White Lies) > Behind the Scenes
Video: 001 Les Petits Mouchoirs

A New French Movie?

During the Cannes Film Festival it was announced that Romain Duris would work again with director Pascal Chaumeil – together they delivered the hit movie ‘L’Arnacoeur‘. The title of the new project is ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ – which translates roughly to ‘Better alive than dead’. Interestingly, Wednesday’s issue of French newspaper L’Express listed the project at the end of an article about the balance between commercial and indie productions.

Vivre c’est mieux que mourir, by Pascal Chaumeil. Comedy with Marion Cotillard and Romain Duris, written by six screenwriters, including Laurent Zeitoun.

The movie is an Action Comedy, in which a hotel employee has to act as a scriptwriter to get out of a messy situation in which he put himself. He actually has the habit of stealing from hotel guests. But then one day he’s caught by a Hollywood Producer-Director. Clever as he is he will charm the producer and convince him to develop a movie about espionage. Sounds intriguing and I can’t wait to hear more about the possible involvement of Marion in it. Huge thank you to Nadine for finding this information!

On a sidenote, better quality pictures have been added to these albums: Vogue, Vogue Portraits and Vogue Diaries.

Marion on the cover of US Vogue

As previously announced Marion Cotillard is gracing the cover of the July issue of US Vogue. The magazine hits newsstands June 22. Already now, we can read part of the article and adore the pictures of the fabulous editorial shot by Mario Testino in the Provence, France, and watch a behind the scenes video on the Vogue.com Website. I will add my own scans as soon as I have the magazine.

Portrait of the Artist, Vogue (US), July 2010

001 Magazine Scans > Scans from 2010 > Vogue (US) – July
007 Portraits > Sessions from 2010 > Vogue
086 Portraits > Behind the Scenes > 2010 – Vogue

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