The End of Evangelion (Hideaki Anno, 1997)
Happy Birthday to the genius of Alfred Hitchcock, born on 13th August 1899. Passed in 1980. Here’s a tribute from 2008’s Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio. We’re glad to share the shoots of these iconic moments from Hitch’s filmography, performed by these terrific actors:
- Charlize Theron, from Dial M For Murder (1954);
- Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem, from Rear Window (1954);
- Naomi Watts, from Marnie (1964);
- Keira Knightley and Jennifer Jason Leigh, from Rebecca (1940);
- Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy, from Strangers On A Train (1951);
- Renee Zellweger, from Vertigo (1958);
- Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr., from To Catch A Thief (1955);
- Tang Wei, Josh Brolin, Casey Affleck, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Foster, Omar Metwally and Julie Christie, from Lifeboat (1944);
- Jodie Foster, from The Birds (1963);
- Seth Rogen, from North By Northwest (1959),
- Marion Cotillard, from Psycho (1960).
The Long Goodbye (1973)
“Robert Altman’s antiheroic rewrite of Raymond Chandler. Elliott Gould plays Marlowe as a chain-smoking nebbish—an innocent child of the 40s set down in what Altman sees (problematically) as the grown-up, shades-of-gray world of the 70s. The film is so inventive in its situations and humor that its shortcomings—the blunt ideas at its core—don’t become apparent before several viewings. Somewhere deep down inside, there’s a screenplay by Leigh Brackett (The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo); Altman has lost it in his improvisation, but it does give this 1973 film a firm, classical shape that eludes his other work.”
Julianne Moore: "With actors, all our ages are out there for all to see - you can’t hide anything, really. And it’s kind of a relief. This is my age, this is what I look like without makeup on - who cares? That youth culture - that lying about your age - it’s all denial of death anyway."