On the set of #GangsOfNewYork (2002). While filming, #DanielDayLewis rarely got out of character and would talk with a New York accent the whole day and would be sharpening his knives at lunch. Once, after the day's filming was finished, #LeonardoDiCaprio and #MartinScorsese talked Daniel Day-Lewis into going out to eat with them. He refused to break character, and the waitress was afraid to go near him. Leonardo DiCaprio accidentally broke Daniel Day-Lewis' nose while filming a fight scene. Day-Lewis continued to film the scene despite the injury. What are your thoughts on this film?
Amazing performances by #ScarlettJohansson and #AdamDriver in #MarriageStory (2019)! No dialogue or moments of hesitation is improvised in this scene! Everything was scripted. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson did 50 takes of this scene. The cast contributed personal experiences to the script. Noah Baumbach, Scarlett Johansson and Laura Dern have all been through divorces. Adam Driver is a child of divorced parents. Based in large part on #NoahBaumbachs own experiences when he divorced Jennifer Jason Leigh in 2013. According to Baumbach, Leigh has seen the film and likes it. What are your thoughts on this film?
The Dolly Zoom or Vertigo Effect, is a technique achieved by moving the camera (dollying) either backward or forward while zooming in or out, in such a way as to keep the subject the same size in the frame while the foreground and background compresses or decompresses, depending on which direction the camera is traveling. The effect was first conceived by Irmin Roberts, a Paramount second-unit cameraman, in Alfred Hitchcock's film “Vertigo” (1958).
The overhead shot of Marion in the bathtub followed by her screaming underwater was an exact replica of a scene in the Japanese animated thriller, #PerfectBlue. Director Darren Aronofsky secured the rights to a live-action version of the film to enable including this scene in this movie! Happy 49th birthday to the amazing #JenniferConnelly!
#PulpFiction (1994), #QuentinTarantino The role of Vincent Vega was originally (and exclusively) written with Michael Madsen firmly in mind. Quentin Tarantino had been working on his script for seven months and, even though Madsen knew of Quentin's plans and had expressed his desire to play the part, Madsen had already signed up for the role of Virgil Earp in #WyattEarp (1994), and was unable to commit to the film. He later regretted the decision. Quentin Tarantino wrote the role of Jules specifically for Samuel L. Jackson, however, it was almost given to Paul Calderon after a great audition. When Jackson heard this, he flew to Los Angeles and auditioned again to secure the role. Calderon ended up with a small role, as Paul.