Introducing the many faces ofLesley Manville in “Another Year” by Mike Leigh (2010): A re-look into the seemingly mundane lives of people, including Marie (played by Manville), throughout seasons and all through a year.
Dedicated to Leigh’s long-time producer, Simon Channing-Williams, the film manages to escapes caricatures & yet represents individual tragedy without cinematic crescendo. There is no exaggeration, only subtle work. There is no pretentious dialogue, only small-talk, thus adding to the film realism and great mastery. Leigh nails it again!
© Some snapshots of Manville’s brilliant performances. All rights go to the author.
© An intimate shot of Marlon Brando putting his own make-up on on the set of Elia Kazan‘s redeeming film “On The Waterfront”, back in 1954.It has been reported that making the movie stopped everyday at 4 pm because Brando had to see his therapist daily, after the death of his mother.
© Orson Welles & actor Anthony Perkins on the set of the Kafka adaptation of “The Trial” (1962).
Some giggles & laughs and then some serious work. Second photo by Nicolas Thikhomirof, a Russian photographer, born & raised in France. All rights go to the photographer(s)
© In 1964, Danish actress & Jean-Luc Godard’s muse, Anna Karina, met with Danish famous director Carl Th. Dreyer for dinner. This photo as taken at that event of their encounter.
Lee Remick (1935-1991) was discovered by Elia Kazan for his film “A Face in The Crowd” (1957). She later starred, among other films, in Otto Preminger’s “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) and then in 1976 in Richard Donner’s cult classic “The Omen” alongside Gregory Peck.
She died prematurely of cancer, aged 55.
© Lee Remick putting finishing touches on her lipstick with a brush, under strong lights which reveal heavy layer of stage makeup, 1957.
Helmut Newton‘s wife June was a photographer herself. She used the pseudonym “Alice Springs” and took photos of many a famous face, including Danish actress & model Brigitte Nielsen.
Nielsen is mainly known for her roles in Red Sonja & Rocky IV. Not that these films are of particular aesthetic value or interest, I personally find the photo below pretty impressive.
© “Brigitte Nielsen and Son” by Alice Springs aka June Newton. 1990.