Elia Kazan in an NYC bookstore

Elia Kazan, no introduction needed, shot by legendary photographer and music entrepreneur Jim Marshall (1923-2012)
Jim took this photo of Elia Kazan in 1963 on assignment for Cavalier Magazine, in a Greenwich Village coffee shop in NYC.
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Georges Franju on the set of “Les Yeux Sans Visage”

Georges Franju (1912-1987), French director extraordinaire and founder of “La Cinémathèque de France” in Paris along with Henri Langlois is also the creator of the masterpiece “Les Yeux sans Visage” in 1960.
I am happy to present these hard-to-find photos of one of my favorite figures working behind the scenes.
I am not the author of these images. All rights go to Georges Franju.
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Edith Scob, Alida Valli and director Georges Franju rehearse a scene of Les Yeux Sans Visage.

Franju and his favorite “patient” on set!

Anthony Quinn self-portrait

Irish-Mexican actor Anthony Quinn (1915-2001) is known for his many awesome films such as La Strada (1954), Zorba The Greek (1964), Laurence of Arabia (1962) etc. Other than being an actor, he was also a painter. This is what he had to say about his art and self-portrait:
“Painting the face as a picture is not difficult. It’s rather easy. But to paint the essence of what that face is or what it represents to me- that’s going to be the next step”.
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“The Red Shoes” Japanese posters

As part of our never-ending tribute to Japanese posters and Japanese art, I have the pleasure of presenting these lovely Japanese posters of a personal favorite film: “The Red Shoes” (1948), directed by The Archers, Powell & Pressburger. This gruesome adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen novel, was publicized for in Japan through the following images.  (Unknown artist).
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“Peter Greenaway” portrait by Steve Pyke

Love him or hate him, check out this portrait of director Peter Greenaway by British photographer Steve Pyke.
In June 2011 – Peter Greenaway, British artist and film director, was the special guest at this year’s ICOM Annual Meetings, held from 6 to 8 June 2011 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. In his presentation entitled The New Visual Literacy, he discussed the global museum’s obligation in this new digital age to promote the visual.
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Peter Greenaway
by Steve Pyke
bromide print, 1983
14 3/4 in. x 14 5/8 in. (374 mm x 370 mm)
Given by Steve Pyke, 1988

How Jack became the Joker

“When producer Michael Uslan was first thinking about how to bring a darker version of Batman to the big screen, back in 1980, he saw a photo of Jack Nicholson from The Shining in the newspaper — and he started drawing on it. Uslan turned Nicholson’s famous “Here’s Johnny!” face into the Clown Prince of Crime. And, just nine years later, the rest was movie history.”
Thank you Rawad Nassif for this lovely contribution. Check out Jack and Antonioni on the set of The Passenger, here
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A portrait of Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar Wai by french photographer Denis Rouvre. Undated.
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