3 Women – Behind the scenes with Robert Altman

Join Robert Altman, Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek, cast and crew back in 1977 on the set of the amazing film “3 Women”.

Thank you Tarun Neo for these photos and The Criterion Collection.

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Anjelica Huston models for Valentino.

The life of Anjelica Huston has been the life of a diva, divided among fashion, cinema and big love stories. Anjelica was born from great artists: the great American film director John Huston and the Italian dancer Enrica Soma. We’re used to her as Morticia Adams, channeling a very gothic look with long black hair and black dresses. Therefore, let’s look back at her dressed in Valentino, photo by Gian Paolo Barbieri back in 1972. These shots are a Vogue Italia exclusive.
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Hayao Miyazaki on how to make animated films !

“The people who make the movies are scared of silence so they want to paper and plaster it over. They’re worried that the audience will get bored. But just because it’s 80 percent intense all the time doesn’t mean the kids are going to bless you with their concentration. What really matters is the underlying emotions–that you never let go of those. What my friends and I have been trying to do since the 1970’s is to try and quiet things down a little bit; don’t just bombard them with noise and distraction. And to follow the path of children’s emotions and feelings as we make a film. If you stay true to joy and astonishment and empathy you don’t have to have violence and you don’t have to have action. They’ll follow you. This is our principle.”

– Hayao Miyazaki on how he makes animated films. Image by urbantitan.com . I am not the author of this image

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The genius behind Roman Polanski’s film music is Krzysztof Komeda !

This is a photo of Krzysztof Komeda (1931-1969). He was a brilliant composer and jazzman. He is considered to be the “god father” of Polish jazz. He wrote music to some early Roman Polanski’s movies, such as: “Knife in the water”, “Cul-de-sac”, “Rosemary’s baby” and “Fearless vampire killers”. This picture is interesting because Komeda was a pianist, and here you can see him playing sax for his wife, Zofia.

Picture was taken by Wojciech Plewiński.
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Kristin Scott Thomas for Dior

Kristin Scott Thomas trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and the École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du theatre in Paris. In 1988 she starred in the film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel A Handful of Dust. Resident in Paris since the age of nineteen, Scott Thomas has acted in a number of French films, most notably Philippe Claudel’s I’ve Loved You So Long (2008) in addition to her UK and US successes in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and The English Patient (1996). She was nominated for Best Actress at the Cesar awards for her 2010 performance in Sarah’s Key.” (taken from npg.co.uk) She will be starring in the new Nicolas W. Refn film, opposite Ryan Gosling, titled “Only God Forgives”.

Harper’s Bazaar, June 1998
Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Model: Kristen Scott Thomas
Christian Dior, Spring 1998 Couture

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Leo Carax by Richard Dumas

French director Leo Carax, the maker of “Boy meets Girls”(1984), Mauvais Sang (1986) and Holy Motors (2012) among others had his portrait made by photographer Richard Dumas in June 2012. Check it out.
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Martin Scorsese’s editor is: Thelma Schoonmaker !

Meet Thelma Schoonmaker: She has edited all of Martin Scorsese’s films since Raging Bull and has won three Academy Awards. Scorsese even played matchmaker by setting up Michael Powell romantically with his friend Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E., who became Powell’s bride and Scorsese’s longtime editor. She has collaborated with Scorsese on more than 20 projects over a career spanning 44 year. Here is

Here she is, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese and Michael Wadleigh in the editing room of Woodstock (1970), another project of hers.
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