After nearly 2 years (22 months) I was finally starting to get bored with the previous layout – however gorgeous it was. So Mel from Vintage Dreams designed the new look for the main site, the gallery & the video archive with pictures from the recent Grazia feature. Also a big thank you to Laura for her help with the video templates. I hope there aren’t any bugs – otherwise let me know.
I also started working on updating the information pages – while I’m by no means done yet, you can check out the progress over the coming weeks. In the meantime, how do you like the new look?
In recent times I have not found as much joy in maintaining websites as I used to. Also I have many other important things I don’t want to neglect in real life. So after careful & long consideration I realized that saying goodbye to the world of fansites is the only way forward. Sadly, this means that I will also say goodbye to this website here. However, I am still a great admirer of Marion Cotillard. She’s an exceptional actress and I love her career and her choices. It’s really rare that you get talents, beauty and humanity all in one person – and that the person then also gets the opportunity to showcase this to the world like Marion. This together with the fact that I’ve invested a lot of time and energy into Magnifique Marion Cotillard means that I’d hate to see it deleted, merged or continued in a different spirit.
So I’m happy to tell you that Jess is the new owner of the site and while she too is very busy she’ll make sure that the site stays active and that the important news regarding Marion Cotillard’s career will be posted – as she has done already this month. In addition, Luise who has looked after the site in the past when I was away will also help out from time to time with posting the important news.
And once I have some more free time – but hopefully not in the too distant future – I will add the missing portrait sessions & magazine scans.
This is just a quick update to let you know that the main part of the website has been moved to the same host as the media parts. The site should perform much better now. Please let me know if you come across any problems. Unfortunately, there’s a slight problem with the domain settings for the video archive which means it can’t be reached. We’re aware of the situation and are trying to solve it as quickly as possible. Thank you very much for your patience.
Thanks to Flor we have scans of Marion’s cover & interview from Spanish magazine Yo, Dona. The lovely photo shoot was actually realized for Chopard’s 150th anniversary. It’s an original interview, and here’s Flor’s summary for those of us who don’t speak Spanish:
It’s a very cute interview, actually. We learn that Marion studied Spanish for 5 years and that she was one of the best of her class but then she forgot it (while filming Nine, she tried to talk to Penelope Cruz in Spanish but she couldn’t join the sentences). She hopes she can study it again sometime. They ask her about Guillaume (as always) and she dodges the question very gracefully (as always). And then it’s more about the stuff we know: filming with Leo, La Vie en Rose changed her life, Dior, etc.
007 Scans from 2010 > Yo, Dona (Spain) – July 24, scanned by Flor
Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.
P.S. Some people mentioned that the pictures in the gallery seem to be of a smaller size than before. This is NOT the case. The new version of the gallery script resizes full-sized pictures to your screen resolution. If you right click on the photo and view properties, you will see that it says something like: 1,365px × 1,800px (scaled to 506px × 668px). This is done to allow a person with a slower connection or smaller monitor to see the full image instead of having to scroll. If the image is saved, it will save in its full original size.
Today I finished what I set out to do over a year ago! I transferred all video clips from the old to the new video archive – bringing the total count in the new archive to 250. There’s nothing really new except 2 videos: Cinema.nl – Interview and CBS News – 2007/06/17.
To simplify the url to the gallery now that the old video archive has become redundant I moved the whole gallery installation to the root of marion-media.org. All links to the gallery here on the main site have been successfully updated! Except those in the old section of the site which are still pointing to the very first gallery installation. In due time, they too, should get updated.