Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Making a Scene: Redford cuts bread and Bradley Cooper dances


Usually Janusz Kaminski leaves the directing to Stephen Speilberg; the award winning cinematographer has worked almost exclusively with Speilberg since their partnership on Schindler's List in 1993 which netted him an OSCAR, a BAFTA, and a slew of others. He also won an Oscar for Saving Private Ryan and has been nominated for his work on Spielberg's LINCOLN, War Horse and Amistad. And in a notable stepping out, he was nominated for the cinematography behind Julian Schnabel's beautiful The Diving Bell and the Butterfly in 2008. 

Now in direct contradiction to the cinematographers in the THR roundtable who told us 'We don't want to be directors,' Kaminski has taken the reigns and directed "11 (very) short films" for the New York Times. I guess it's true, everyone in Hollywood does want to be a director. 

The gorgeous little send-ups are supershort and superfun and feature some very famous faces - Robert Redford, Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Julia Louis-Dryfus along with soon-to-be household names: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oscar Isaac, Greta Gerwig, Michael B. Jordan, and Adèle Exarchopoulos. 

Go to Making a Scene to watch all eleven. Who knew watching Robert Redford cut bread could be so compelling!

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