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:
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:
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)
"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.