Seen behind the Scene, By Mary Ellen Mark: Book review


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These glorious black-and-white spreads from 40 years of photographing on set undermine Godard's "Photography is truth. Cinema is truth 24 times a second."

Shots of an inspired Buñuel do not convey the dreariness of the result (Tristana) while some of the most striking images come from instantly forgotten films.

We're reminded of Johnny Depp at his photogenic zenith in Sleepy Hollow and an ailing Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man.

The haunted look of Sheen and Brando during Apocalypse Now speaks of serious weirdness.