GOING OUT / Stuntman makes star look good, and star returns compliment

BEHIND the sheen of the movies lies a lot of hanging around. 'Some knit,' says Jeff Bridges, the quietly excellent star of Jagged Edge and Texasville: 'I take pictures.' The pictures he takes capture the making of the pictures he makes. His camera is a Widelux, giving a frame like a cinema screen. Bridges uses it to juxtapose different worlds. As David Thomson said when he reviewed Bridges' first exhibition, in Santa Monica last year: 'he keeps the glamorous intensity of the story and the untidy process that makes it in one sweep'. Now the show is coming here. Meanwhile, Bridges has been seen in Fearless, and on its poster, apparently poised to jump off a skyscraper. In fact, it was a stuntman; Bridges was there too, but only to press the shutter. The result was 'Gil Combs Making Me Look Good', above. (Zelda Cheatle Gallery, WC2, 071-836 0506, Tues to 30 Sept, not Sun & Mon.)

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