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Inception Still & Production Notes

Ahead of the ‘Inception‘ Premiere in Los Angeles on July 13, the movie will have its world premiere in London on July 8. If you’re in the UK you can win tickets on Facebook. According to Nadine‘s research the press junket will be held this week.

Already now the first production still with Marion Cotillard has popped up online and the official Inception Website has been updated with Wallpapers and Production Notes with interesting details about the international filming and technical aspects of creating a movie about dreams.

“His mind is so rich,” Marion Cotillard says, “and that’s one reason Chris is such an extraordinary director and writer. On a movie as imaginative as this, you need a director you can trust—someone to take your hand and share his vision—and I trusted him 100 percent. He really inspired me and gave me the keys I needed.”

MAL – THE SHADE
Mal, played by Marion Cotillard, is the love of Cobb’s life. “Mal is a tricky one to describe because she is a mix of so many things,” the actress says cryptically. “But maybe it’s the kind of thing you don’t describe because different people can have different interpretations.”

“Mal is the essence of the femme fatale,” states Nolan. “Marion brought an exceptionally haunting quality to her performance. What she was able to do with just her eyes and her emotional openness is quite beautiful. And she and Leo together portray an incredibly moving couple. Underneath all of the action, I think ‘Inception’ is very much founded on a love story, and these two actors found the truth of that in a most remarkable way.”

“Leo is such a gifted actor. I have always been a great fan of his work, so it was amazing to work with him,” Cotillard says. “His commitment is total and his intensity is unlimited. You can see it in his eyes. When you share a scene with him, you can trust everything he does because he’s so authentic.”

DiCaprio has equal praise for his co-star. “It was wonderful to act alongside Marion. She can be strong and vulnerable and hopeful and heartbreaking all in the same moment, which was perfect for all the contradictions of her character.”

Emma Thomas: “I especially loved what Jeffrey did with Mal’s costumes, like the gorgeous, flowing gown we first see her in. She is the femme fatale and her wardrobe reflects that.”

• Source: Production Notes found on Official Site

001 Inception – 2010 > Stills
001 Inception – 2010 > Official Wallpaper

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Jalouse Scans & Video Clip

Another gorgeous magazine spread with Marion Cotillard appeared back in March in France’s Jalouse magazine. After the short preview clip there was also another official behind the scenes video clip. I’ve added scans & screencaptures to the gallery. Enjoy!

Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.

Gallery:
013 Scans from 2010 > Jalouse (France) – March
031 Behind the Scenes > 2010 – Jalouse

Video:
001 Magazines, Photoshoots > Jalouse

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Les Petits Mouchoirs’

Totally forgot to update about this exciting video – which was released in the midst of the Cannes Film Festival frenzy. Via the official ‘Les petits mouchoirs’ Facebook page a video clip about the shooting of the Guillaume Canet directed ensemble film with the English title ‘Little White Lies‘. Thanks for the heads up Nadine!

Gallery: 027 Les petits mouchoirs (Little White Lies) > Behind the Scenes
Video: 001 Les Petits Mouchoirs

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Marion on the cover of US Vogue

As previously announced Marion Cotillard is gracing the cover of the July issue of US Vogue. The magazine hits newsstands June 22. Already now, we can read part of the article and adore the pictures of the fabulous editorial shot by Mario Testino in the Provence, France, and watch a behind the scenes video on the Vogue.com Website. I will add my own scans as soon as I have the magazine.

Portrait of the Artist, Vogue (US), July 2010

001 Magazine Scans > Scans from 2010 > Vogue (US) – July
007 Portraits > Sessions from 2010 > Vogue
086 Portraits > Behind the Scenes > 2010 – Vogue

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Vogue Paris Scans

Ahead of some very exciting new pictures one more “catching-up-post”. Around the release of the music video for Lady Dior Marion Cotillard was featured in the April issue of Vogue Paris. The interview is mostly about music and how it has always helped her to get in character while filming. Interestingly, Marion used Debbie Harry of Blondie as inspiration and model to be able to portray a rock singer in the recent music video.

Her favourite music artists are among others MGMT, Yodelice, Izia, Radiohead, Otis Redding, U2, Bowie, Franz Ferdinand, Regina Spektor, Hawksley Workman, Pixies.

004 Scans from 2010: Vogue Paris (France) – April
001 Sessions from 2010: Vogue Paris

Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.

I also added the 2 songs from Marion’s movies Edy (2005) and Une affaire privée (2002) to the Songs Page.

This reminded me of Marion’s iTunes Celebrity Playlist I never updated about. Unfortunately, I can’t post a direct link as I have no access to the US Store of iTunes. But here’s the information:


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Marion in L’Officiel Magazine

Marion Cotillard’s been featured in French L’Officiel magazine 3 times (that I know of), twice on the cover. I’m ashamed to say that those scans have so far been missing from our gallery. As of today, you can view these 3 very different editorials – each unique in their own way. This year’s spread is definitely one of my favourite Marion photoshoots ever. Enjoy!

Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.

006 L’Officiel (France) – March 2004
013 L’Officiel (France) – August 2009
013 L’Officiel (France) – March 2010

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Miscellanous Scans From 2010 Publications

I scanned various features about Marion Cotillard in international publications from this year. Enjoy! Two of these magazines were extra-large so not all scans are perfect!

Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.

004 Elle (Japan) – January
003 Télé 2 Semaines (France) – January 2-15
007 Gioia (Italy) – January 23
004 Ladies & Gentleman (Italy) January/February
005 F! mag (France) – February/March
006 Question de femmes (France) – March
004 The Bund (China) – May 20

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Maud Fontenoy Fondation Gala

Marion Cotillard attended the Maud Fontenoy Fondation Gala this past Tuesday, June 8 – on World Ocean Day – at the Hotel de la Marine in Paris, France. The foundation by French sailor and UNESCO Ambassador for the Oceans Maud Fontenoy is determined to fight to save the oceans and protect the coastlines. Read more about their work here.

Added lots of pictures of Marion in her adorable “French” outfit. And also some additional pictures to previous events.

030 Maud Fontenoy Fondation Gala
005 Dior Cruise Fashion Show
004 Costume Institute Gala “American Women: Fashioning a National Identity”

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Vanity Fair names Top 10 Stunning French Actresses

In a ‘Web Exclusive’ Vanity Fair magazine listed The Top 10 Most Stunning French Actresses – among them Marion Cotillard, of course.

Name: Marion Cotillard.
Age: 34.
At her most stunning … surprisingly, in heavy makeup, channeling the passion of French songbird Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (2007), for which she won a best-actress Oscar.

And it looks like the promotion for ‘Inception‘ will bring a treat: Marion Cotillard will grace the cover of US Vogue magazine. I can’t wait to see the cover & the editorial!

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Inception’

A new Behind the Scenes featurette for ‘Inception‘ which has been playing in selected theatres has finally been released online. Be sure to watch it on Yahoo! Movies as there’s a new scene with Marion Cotillard and Leonardo DiCaprio!

There are also 4 new banners (without Marion) on IGN and an article about the movie’s viral marketing strategy over at Screencave.

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‘Pulse’ Screencaptures & More

Pulse‘ aired yesterday on BBC3 and it’s easy to find a ton of glowing reviews – The Scotsman says it’s “grisly, grimy and intriguing” and could “prove another triumph for BBC3, following the hit show Being Human.” Herald.ie wrote that it’s “a deeply satisfying mixture of suspense and horror set in an NHS hospital”.

If you too, enjoyed the pilot episode and want to help it get picked up for a proper series be sure to leave a comment on the BBC 3 Blog (where you can also re-watch the entire episode). And here’s the Official PULSE Facebook Page.

Hannah who is played to beautiful affect by Claire Foy
- Monstersandcritics.com

Built around the impressively versatile Claire Foy, fresh from sneering up a storm in Going Postal, Pulse aimed at a tricky mix of soap and supernatural and got it pretty much spot on. Caring without being cloying, Foy handled Hannah’s complicated backstory, which involved both a mental breakdown and a break-up (with the creepy Nick), with some aplomb.
- Metro.co.uk

The excellently understated Claire Foy playing trainee doc Hannah. … Good performances, most notably from Claire Foy as a traumatised trainee doctor, Hannah Carter, resuming her studies following the death of her mother.
- The Guardian

Foy makes for a convincing heroine, and plays the part with the right mix of vulnerability and determination to prevent her character from sliding into the typical woman-in-peril clichés that the horror genre so frequently falls back on.
- Den of Geek

What is absolutely certain is this is a first-rate cast, headed by Claire Foy of Little Dorrit fame as junior doctor Hannah.
- Mirror.co.uk

So what does the writer, Paul Cornell think of Claire as the heroine in his show? “The way the emotion works through that cast is tremendous. Claire Foy, who appears in almost every frame, did such an amazing job, and it’s wonderful to see.” (source) “The casting here is excellent, though. Claire Foy really does heavy lifting. It’s her quest, she’s the centre for us.” (source)

Here’s an interview where Claire herself talks about ‘Pulse‘:
Claire Foy & Ben Miles, Pulse, TV Choice Magazine

Assuming ‘Pulse‘ gets commissioned by the BBC for a full series we’ll be looking at transmitting in late March or early April of 2011 – according to its producer Simon Heath (source). Don’t forget to leave your positive comments on the BBC 3 Blog.

GALLERY LINKS:
- Movies & Television > Pulse (TV, 2010): Production Stills
- Movies & Television > Pulse (TV, 2010): Pilot

Signing off with this quote:

It was refreshing, and bold, and a break from the norm. So yes, if you’re reading this, BBC controllers: please, sirs, can we have some more?
- The Independent

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Marion & Guillaume back in 2001

Recent interviews with Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet revealed that they’ve known each other long before they worked together in ‘Jeux d’enfants‘ (Love Me If You Dare). Back in 2001 the two friends were photographed together for the annual Bon Marché exhibition around the time of the Cannes Film Festival.

Saturday, April 7. They value each other, see each other from time to time and share the same urge for imaginativeness, the same audacity. With the laughing eyes of a child about to do some mischief, Guillaume Canet comes up with an idea: to put a noose around his neck! Maybe to better ward off the superstition which forbids to utter this word on a film set. Immediately won over and of course an accomplice, Marion Cotillard took a wicked delight in catching him at his own game.

001 Scans from 2001 – Studio (France) – June
001 Sessions from 2001 – Studio
002 Sessions from 2001 – Paris Match
006 Sessions from 2001 – 2nd Luchon Film & TV Festival – ‘Une femme piegée’ Portraits

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‘Going Postal’ Reception

Following the airing of ‘Going Postal‘ on Sunday and Monday the general echo about the Terry Pratchett adaptation is very favourable. Many reviews called it entertaining and great fun and were praising the excellent cast – including Claire Foy – as well as the show’s visuals. And Claire seems to have gained quite a number of new fans according to Twitter.

Claire Foy a sneering delight as Adora Deerheart, the perfect anti-love interest for the perfect anti-hero.
– Metro

The stellar cast is headed by Richard Coyle as conman-turned- postmaster Moist von Lipwig and Claire Foy as Adora Belle Dearheart.
– Mirror

Clare Foy is a petite powder keg of sarcastic sharp-tongued charm and compact strength in four inch steel-tipped stilettos in her Adora Belle guise
– Den of Geek

It was the most-watched multichannel show of the day on Sunday, with 879,000 viewers and a 5% audience share. The second part on Monday attracted 627,000 viewers and brought Sky an audience share of 3.2%.

Sky1 HD and Sky1 are repeating all of ‘Going Postal on Friday, June 4th from 6pm! And it will be released on Region 2 Blu-ray & 2 Disc Special Edition DVD on August 23, 2010 including the following extras:

• Exclusive Terry Pratchett Introduction
• Deleted Scenes
• Blooper Reel
• Image Gallery: props, set drawings, storyboards
• Cast, Crew and Terry Pratchett interviews
• Director audio commentary

GALLERY LINK:
- Movies & Television > Going Postal (TV, 2010): Production Stills

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Russian Tatler Scans & ELLEN’Cinema

I added scans of the June issue of Russian Tatler. Many of the pictures featured in this magazine we haven’t seen in this good quality and untagged before.

010 Tatler (Russia) – June 2010

Kindly do not redistribute these scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were obtained/donated exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.

On a sidenote a heads-up if you are currently in Paris. The big shopping center Bon Marché is currently housing the exhibition ELLEN’Cinema on the second floor – for free. Every year they find a way to celebrate the 7th art around the time of the Cannes Film Festival. Photographs of many actors & actresses – including Marion Cotillard – as well as short films by photographer Ellen von Unwerth are on display May 6 – June 19, 2010. Sources: L’Express & T Magazine Blog

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Lots of ‘Going Postal’ Material

The Official ‘Going Postal’ Website has been updated with loads of pictures & videos, many of which feature Claire as Adora Belle Dearheart. Seriously, you can spend quite some time on there and it’s definitely worth checking out ahead of the airing of the Terry Pratchett adaptation next Sunday & Monday, May 30 & 31, 2010 at 6pm on Sky 1 and HD. Here the direct links to the videos with the Claire Foy interview & Adora’s Make-Up Secrets on the Official Website.

GALLERY LINKS:
- Movies & Television > Going Postal (TV, 2010): Promotion
- Movies & Television > Going Postal (TV, 2010): Interviews
- Movies & Television > Going Postal (TV, 2010): Featurettes
- Movies & Television > Going Postal (TV, 2010): ‘Adora Belle Dearheart’ Trailer
- Movies & Television > Going Postal (TV, 2010): Website
- Movies & Television > Going Postal (TV, 2010): Official Wallpaper

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