Thursday, January 3, 2008

Quick update

Happy New Year, all! Here are just a few little bullets:

The Austin Chronicle has given Marion Cotillard a spot on their Acting Kudos list. Three women and three men are picked annually:

ACTING KUDOS (MALE): Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Kurt Russell (Grindhouse, "Death Proof"), Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)

ACTING KUDOS (FEMALE): Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), Adrienne Shelly (Waitress), Samantha Morton (Control)

Variety has an interesting article/interview with La Vie en Rose cinematographer Tetsuo Nagata, where they talk about the challenges behind the shot of Piaf's breakdown after she learns of Marcel's plane crash. The scene was done all in one cut, and each time the camera panned around the crew had to hide all the equipment. Says Nagata:

"I don't think it was perfect, but Marion's performance was so amazing that nobody noticed."


Also, if you attend San Juan College, you can catch a screening of La Vie en Rose tomorrow. Details here.

4 comments:

loomer said...

What does he mean there? Did he mean the shot and filming of that wasn't perfect, or Marion's performance in that part? It's really unfortunate that had to be done in one take, but she did excellent considering.

k_obrien said...

He said that he didn't think they did the shot as perfectly as he'd wanted, but that Marion's performance was so good that nobody noticed/minded.

k_obrien said...

Here's the full paragraph:

The contrast between the darkened halls and the sun-drenched kitchen of the flat is particularly striking, as if following the surreal movements of a madwoman. "It wasn't my idea to do the scene in one cut," says Nagata, one of Variety's 10 Cinematographers to Watch. "I don't think it was perfect, but Marion's performance was so amazing that nobody noticed."

loomer said...

I suspected that's what it was. Good!