Lars von Trier by Philippe Quaisse

The one and only Lars von Trier by French photographer Philippe Quaisse.

I am not the author of this image. All rights go to Philippe Quaisse.
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Lars Von Trier photographed by Philippe Quaisse

Satyajit Ray, 6 years old.

Satyajit Ray, 6 years old. Unknown photographer.
This photo is a contribution of Nemo Banerjee. Thank you Nemo !

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Takashi Miike portraits by Denis Rouvre

Takashi Miike (pronounced Meekay) is one of the japanese most prolific filmmaker. He has directed 89 films since the beginning of 1991. His films are known for  Extreme violence,Surrealism and Dark humor.Miike is mainly known for his disturbing romantic horror Audition & Ichi the killer. The latter is based on a Manga comic of the same name. He is also known for his Samurai movie 13 assassins.

Here are some cool portraits of Takashi Miike by french photographer Denis Rouvre! I am not the author of these images.
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This is a generation contribution of Tarun Neo. Thank you Tarun!

Takashi Miike photographed by Denis Rouvre Takashi Miike photographed by Denis Rouvre2

Andrei and Arseny Tarkovsky: Father & Son

Andrei Tarkovsky was born to poet Arseny Tarkovsky (1907-1989). Arseny Tarkovsky is considered one of the great 20th century Russian poets and was a prominent translator. These are some of our favorite portraits. More will be posted here. Scroll down for a fragment of his famous poem called “Life, Life”.
I am not the author of these images. Thank you Tarun Neo for contributing the third photo and for your constant inspiration.
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AAT© Photo Courtesy of the Sergei Eisenshtein Cinematography Library

Arseny and Andrei Tarkovsky (1930s)-© Photo Courtesy of the Sergei Eisenstein Cinematography Library.

AT_f1Arseny Tarkovsky by Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov (b. 1959-), 1979. Moscow. © MAGNUM photos.

AAT_f2Arseny Tarkovsky and his son, Andrei Tarkovsky, by Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov (b. 1959-), 1979. Moscow. © MAGNUM photos.

“I don’t believe in omens or fear
Forebodings. I flee from neither slander
Nor from poison. Death does not exist.
Everyone’s immortal. Everything is too.
No point in fearing death at seventeen,
Or seventy. There’s only here and now, and light;
Neither death, nor darkness, exists.
We’re all already on the seashore;
I’m one of those who’ll be hauling in the nets
When a shoal of immortality swims by.”

A portrait of Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar Wai by french photographer Denis Rouvre. Undated.
All rights go to Denis Rouvre.
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In 1924, Salvador Dali did a portrait of…

© “Luis Bunuel” by Salvador Dali. 68.5 x 58.5. Oil on Canvas (1924).
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

Tribute to authors & screenwriters: Billy Wilder

No list of screenwriters could ever be complete without the one and only Billy Wilder.
Wilder made use of his scripts to transgress Hollywood censorship by depicting taboo topics to the American mainstream, such as cross-dressing in Some Like It Hot and addiction in The Lost Weekend. To his credit are some of the US most classical films and spellbinding noirs, such as Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment(1960).
Hotel del Coronado, where Some Like it Hot was filmed in 1958 and thus became an iconic place, commemorated Billy Wilder with the stamp you see below.

© The American Postal service’s Billy Wilder stamp, featuring the director/screenwriter, Marilyn Monroe & the hotel Coronado in the back.