Tag: Du Bleu Jusqu’en Amérique

‘Du bleu jusqu’en Amérique’ Trailer

‘Du bleu jusqu’en Amérique’ Trailer

Marion Cotillard Scans from 1999

Marion Cotillard Scans from 1999

I know I’ve promised it a while ago and it’s long overdue. But I started scanning my pre-2007 Marion Cotillard magazine collection. After 1996 I also added all I had from 1999. ‘Taxi‘ had been a great hit the year before and Marion just received her first César nomination for ‘Most Promising Actress’ (her reaction: “I felt like saying ‘Wait! I haven’t yet shown all I wanted’, Ciné Live) and was promoting her smaller movies ‘Furia‘, ‘La Guerre dans le Haut Pays‘ and ‘Du bleu jusqu’en Amérique‘. Throughout the year her passion for acting dominated each interview.

I’ve always wanted to be an actress but I never really asked myself why. I know now that I have this career for two major reasons: First, because it allows me to take such pleasure in work that I happen to be overwhelmed with happiness while acting. And second, because this job puts me the most in danger in relation to my emotional past.
– from Studio

She was also part of The Class of 2000 by Paris Match. Guillaume Canet was too but he was away filming so he’s not on the picture. Though she did not win the César that year, they were certainly right. At the time she confided the story of auditioning for Taxi. She had been in a floating period, measuring the difficulty of succeeding in cinema but not yet discouraged. She told herself:

I’m 23 years old. If I don’t get the role I’ll consider doing something else. You have nothing to lose, pull out everything you have for the audition.

Although the first audition went well she thought she lost the part after she was nervous when she met producer Luc Besson.

Talking to Elle she said the best thing about the success of ‘Taxi‘ was that she now had a choice which projects she wanted to accept. Saying no however was very difficult so she always read the whole screenplays, waiting for something extraordinary at the end. She was looking for real actor-directors, asking “Why not admit that an actress can choose a director rather than vice versa?” She started taking Danish lessons after having seen ‘Festen‘, planned on meeting Thomas Winterberg during the Cannes Film Festival and also started learning Spanish after having seen ‘Los amantes del círculo polar‘ by Julio Medem. Loving her job she nurtured her need for cinematic culture by going to the Cinematheque.

I take notes anywhere: on the street, in my bed, in the middle of the night. I’m demanding of myself, but also of my co-stars. Acting with a great actor is a dream. With a bad one it’s atrocious.

She was also photographed for Karl Lagerfeld’s portfolio about the dream roles of actresses:

I would like to be offered to play Count Dracula as a consolation for not having been in ‘The Idiots’ by Lars Von Trier.

Talking to Ciné Live she remembered spending a day in a wheelchair in Paris with her co-star Samuel Jouy preparing for ‘De bleu jusqu’en Amérique‘.

Others looking at us, us being dependent on others – we had a unique experience. The movie is a celebration of life and hope.

She reveals about her big screen debut in ‘L’histoire du garçon qui voulait qu’on l’embrasse‘ that she did it without preparation, instinctive and spontaneous, praises Arnaud Desplechin (“It was complete happiness! He takes you by the hand and walks by your side”) and Luc Besson (“He is a killer, like Cukor he reveals in his actors both their masculinity and feminity, the only combination that can universally be touching”). She called Juliette Binoche “Romy Schneider’s heiress”, dreamt of acting along side Elodie Bouchez and Hélène de Fougerolles and was brought to tears when she remembered the magical encounter with Jeanne Moreau during a chaotic shooting (Lisa). And then went straight to laughing:

Actually, acting brings me to non-sexual orgasms! [then resuming, thoughtful and wise] Approaching yourself is the most beautiful and most dangerous thing.

Press:
Gros plan sur la génération 2000, Paris Match, February 18, 1999
Marion Cotillard, Studio, March 1999
Marion Cotillard “Y a-t-il un réalisateur pour m’ouvrir le ventre?”, Elle, April 26, 1999
A quoi rêvent les comédiennes?, Elle, May 17, 1999
Marion Cotillard, Bleu comme toi…, Ciné Live, December 1999

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:
001 Scans from 1999 > Studio (France) – February
002 Scans from 1999 > Paris Match (France) – February 18
001 Scans from 1999 > Studio (France) – March
001 Scans from 1999 > Elle (France) – April 26
001 Scans from 1999 > Elle (France) – May 17
001 Scans from 1999 > Premiere (France) – November
001 Scans from 1999 > Ciné Live (France) – December

Marion Cotillard, Bleu comme toi…

Marion Cotillard, Bleu comme toi…

Yeux pervenche où l’on se noie avec délice, paroles frappant par leur absence d’artifices, Marion Cotillard est la source d’une passion charriant, enthousiasme déferlant, son amour du métier. Du bleu jusqu’en Amérique, sa dernière odyssée, l’a menée vers de lointains rivages mélant tolérance et générosité. “Avec Samuel Jouy, qui tient le rôle principal, nous avons passé, avant le tournage, une journée à Paris en fauteuil roulant. Le regard des autres, notre dépendance à leur égard en on fait une expérience unique.” Elle s’emballe, sincère, sur le message film, “hymne à la vie et à l’espoir”, l’humanisme de sa réalisatrice, l’engagement de son partenaire… On la croit volontiers. Dans un business où le show consiste à s’autocélébrer, Marion Cotillard a rangé son ego au placard se nourissant de rencontres à venir, en oubliant presque son histoire. Parents comédiens, débuts à 6 ans sur TF1, Marion passe son bac blanc dans un film sur la transparence signé Harel. “L’histoire du garçon qui voulait qu’on l’embrasse, je l’ai fait sans me préparer, instinctive et spontanée.” Suivent un Desplechin aérien (“Le bonheur complet ! Il te prend la main et marche à tes côtés”) et un Serreau mitigé (“Elle travaille sur le texte, cela m’intéresse moins.”). Entre deux épisodes d'”Extrême limite” (“Passons !”) et un téléfilm, surgit bientôt Taxi du Vieux Port. “Pour la nomination au Meilleur espoir, j’avais envie de dire : ‘Attendez ! je n’ai pas montré tout ce que je voulais !”. Sa rencontre avec Besson la laisse pourtant atomisée. “C’est un tueur, capable comme Cukor de révéler chez ses acteurs à la fois la part masculine et féminine, seule combinaison susceptible de touche à l’universel.” Si elle exploite ses talents dramatiques, elle ne désespère pas d’explorer une veine comique que sa beauté ne saurait brider. Carburant aux coups de coeur, amoureuse des actrices, Marion reconnaît en Juliette Binoche “l’héritière de Romy Schneider”, rêve de tourner avec Elodie Bouchez et Hélène de Fougerolles, essuie une larme pour évoquer Jeanne Moreau, rencontre magique d’un tournage chaotique. Et passe de l’émotion au rire. “En fait, jouer m’apporte des orgasmes non sexuels !” Puis se reprend, réfléchie et sage. “C’est la façon la plus belle et la plus dangereuse d’aller vers soi-même.” Provoque en nous l’envie d’accomplir, à ses côtés, le voyage.

Du bleu jusqu’en Amérique, de Sarah Lévy. Sortie le 1er décembre

Updates in the 'Movies' & 'Public Appearances' sections

Here a list of pictures I’ve recently added to the Movies & Public Appearances sections of the gallery:

Movies
001 La Guerre dans le Haut Pays – Stills
015 Du Bleu Jusqu’en Amérique – Screencaptures > Trailer
001 Jeux d’enfants – Stills
003 Fair Play – Stills I also replaced a few stills with HQ versions
005 A Good Year – Official Wallpaper

Public Appearances
009 ‘La Môme’ Premiere – Plan de Campagne, January 25, 2007
004 ‘La Môme’ – Festival International du 1er film February 13, 2007
030 ‘La Môme’ Press Conference – Los Angeles, April 17, 2007
001 Pre-Oscar Parties, February 21, 2009

The last picture is actually from Variety‘s 7th Annual Night Before Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel which helped raise funds for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. It seems like this was Marion’s first stop of an evening full of party hopping – from one Pre-Oscar party to the next.