Day: October 3, 2011

Behind NY Times' Oscar Portfolio Shoot

UK’s The Guardian quoted great photographers on how they found new ways to shoot some of the world’s most photographed stars.

“We shot Marion ­Cotillard in Montauk, New York. She was up for an Oscar for La Vie En Rose. An assistant was holding my legs – I was hanging off a cliff. Looking at the ­photograph, you feel like you’re there. You can taste the wind and smell the ocean. You can see in her eyes how windy it was. All the elements of nature are in this, plus her sincerity and beauty.” – Ryan McGinley

This picture together with over 250 other photographs is featured in the book (448 pages) The New York Times ­Magazine Photographs, released last Friday.

Matthias Schoenarts about working with Marion

Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ (Rust and Bones) co-star Matthias Schoenarts recently won the Best Actor prize at the Flanders Film Awards in Belgium for his role in ‘Rundskop‘. Cinevox.be interviewed him about his upcoming projects. He revealed that he got the male lead role in Jacques Audiard’s ‘Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ after several auditions and that he’s done 6 weeks of rehearsals with Marion Cotillard in Paris (I’m not sure when those rehearsals took place). Filming will start this month and last 70 days. In the video interview he praises both Jacques Audiard and Marion Cotillard, says that they are geniuses and interesting people. Sadly, I don’t speak Dutch to understand more than that.

[edit Oct 11] Thanks to Helena for a better summary: “He’s saying that there are some people in the world he would make a movie with without reading the script, but he still did read it. And the project looks fantastic. He’s comparing the movie to Bull’s Head. He says he has a lot of respect for Jacques Audiard. He says that he is one of the best directors in the world. He compliments Marion and he says she works with heart and soul.”