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.

Unknown photographer/ I am not the author of these images.
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Akira Kurosawa painting on set of Dodes’ka-den (1970)

Akira Kurosawa painting on set of Dodes’ka-den (1970). Unknown photographer. Thank you Tarun Neo for your contribution.

Daisaku Kimura, first assistant cameraman on Dodes’ka-den: I thought he would be demanding about getting the colors he wanted, but he said nothing about that. On Dodes’ka-den, what he did was to use color without relying on the film stock itself. He painted every object to be filmed. He didn’t trust the film stock. He painted everything. The sunset in the film was created on a soundstage. He told us to paint it however we liked, so I joined in. But when Kurosawa tells you to paint, it makes you nervous. He was an artist himself, so everyone was nervous. But he said not to worry, to be like kids painting picture books, so we went ahead.

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Akira Kurosawa painting the set of Dodes’ka-den.

“Cagney” by Andy Warhol

One of Andy Warhol‘s cinematic homages, is this representation of James Cagney, the ultimate Hollywood public enemy badass.

Cagney in The UBS Art Collection was printed in 1962 and is based on a still from the film The Public Enemy (1931). Cagney is shown with his back against a wall, moments before his violent death. Later on, Warhol’s Factory produced a large number of silkscreen works, including subtle variations of the same images. thus revealing both the public fascination with celebrity and anti-hero, and the dark appeal of crime in American culture.

Image details below. All rights go to the UBS Art Collection. Share it if you like it! & Feel free to email me your ideas!

James Cagney, 1964.
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas.
Signed and dated ‘Andy Warhol ‘64” en verso
Unique silkscreen on paper
30 x 40 inches

For another dose of Warhol, check out his poster for Fassbinder’s Querelle here: https://kinoimages.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/andy-warhols-querelle/