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Seen Behind the Scene free pdf Since the 1960s Mary Ellen Mark has worked on over 100 film sets as what the film studios call a 'special stills photographer', making thousands of documentary photographs of life behind the scenes, rather than the conventional still photographs made of actors on camera. This exciting book presents the best of her images ranging from the first films that Mark shot in the 1960s such as "Fellini's Satyricon", to legendary 1970s productions like Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" and Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", as well as films from the ensuing decades that range from "Network" to "Tootsie", from "Gandhi" to "Showgirls". She continues to work on film sets and over the last decade has photographed recent Oscar-winning productions such as Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge", Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel" and Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd".Over her career, Mark has been given unprecedented access to the film sets she has worked on, roaming freely among cast and directors, and photographing in make-up, during rehearsals, on the set and off the set to provide a full picture of life behind the scenes. Her experience over the last forty years reveals much about the changes in film-making. She recalls in her introduction how she loved to photograph the director's reaction and interaction during rehearsal when he was behind the camera- but now in contemporary film-making the director is nowhere near the camera, but rather in front of a video monitor away from the set. Her iconic 1960s portraits of Fellini behind his camera fix this moment in film history and are evidence of the changes in technology. Mark's 1960s, 1970s and 1980s portraits also reveal the changing nature of celebrity.When she first started working she would be just another person on set with full access to every cast member and every set. Now with the massive power and impact of celebrity it has become more difficult for photographers to work on set, when actors are constantly surrounded by their entourage of publicists and agents and have their schedules carefully planned with every minute accounted for. In this current climate Mark's more recent, candid pictures of major celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Nicole Kidman are rare and particularly special.This book includes beautiful and engaging portraits, documentary pictures that reveal the way a film is made, dramatic moments in direction and filming, and amusing pictures that reveal the camaraderie on set - such as Henry Fonda making faces behind Katharine Hepburn, well-known prankster Jack Nicholson turning Stockard Channing upside down, and Dustin Hoffman causing a lot of amusement in his female costume in between scenes on "Tootsie". The text for the book comes from a number of high profile actors, directors and film industry professionals who complete this picture of life 'behind the scenes' by sharing their anecdotes and thoughts about their profession. Among these engaging texts, cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno remembers how Fellini fled in fear of the white horse in "Satyricon", Sofia Coppola recalls growing up on set with her father, and Helen Mirren eloquently describes the disconcerting experience of night shoots to complete this insight into the world of film-making.

About Mary Ellen Mark

Acclaimed American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark (b. 1940) became well known after her photographs of Bombay brothels were published in 1981 in Falkland Road, a book that became legendaty and confirmed her status as one of the most prominent and provocative documentary photographers working today. Her pictures are a celebration of humanity in its most diverse and eccentric forms - circuses, gypsy camps, children yearning for adulthood, the poor and the destitute are some of her recurring themes. Mark has the unique ability to capture gestures and expressions that translate the intense emotions of her subjects. She has received an impressive number of awards and grants for her work, including three National Endowment for Art grants, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and five honorary doctorates. Mark has been photographing on film sets throughout her career and is afforded unprecedented access on film sets by the many directors who appreciate her work producing rare behind the scenes images of some of the most famous figures in film history. She herself has drawn inspiration in her own work from the many fine directors, set designers, cinematographers and other crew she has herself watched - and photographed - at work. Mark lives in New York City.

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Author : Mary Ellen Mark
Publisher : Phaidon Press Ltd
Data Published : 31 October 2008
ISBN : 0714848476
EAN : 9780714848471
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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