On the Set: Directors and Actresses

Romy Schneider and Andrzej Zulawski on the set of
L’important c’est d’aimer

I love being on the set of a film, even though the closest thing I can get to an acting experience was a supporting role in a very amateur film (a college project). Or that accidental job for an educational TV program (I was in third grade). Seeing how the actors and directors act behind the camera has always been fascinating for me. The candidness of these people might even be more interesting to watch than the film that they’re making.
Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard on the set of Alphaville (1965)
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen on the set of Annie Hall (1977)

Sissy Spacek and Brian De Palma on the set of Carrie (1976)

Faye Wong and Wong Kar-wai with Tony Leung Chiu-wai
on the set of Chungking Express (1994)
Whoopi Goldberg and Steven Spielberg on the set of
The Color Purple (1985)
Blake Edwards throws a pie at Natalie Wood on the set of
The Great Race
Federico Fellini and Giulietta Masina on the set of La strada (1954)
Stephane Audran, Claude Chabrol, and Jacqueline Sassard
on the set of Les biches (1968)

Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst on the set of Marie Antoinette (2006)
Anne Parillaud and Luc Besson on the set of Nikita (1990)
Isabelle Adjani and Werner Herzog on the set of
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Bibi Andersson, Ingmar Bergman, and Liv Ullmann
on the set of Persona (1966)

Location: Fårö, Gotlands Iän, Sweden

Roman Polanski and Catherine Deneuve on the set of Repulsion (1965)
William Wyler and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Roman Holiday (1953)
François Truffaut and Claude Jade on the set of Stolen Kisses (1968)

François looks like he’s in love with Claude.

Vivien Leigh and Elia Kazan with Tennessee Williams on the set of
A Streetcar Named Desire

It’s a relief to see them smile because the tone of the film is very sad.

Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini on the set of Stromboli (1950)
Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina, and Luis Buñuel on the set of
That Obscure Object of Desire

The two actresses play the same character in the film.

Kim Novak and Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Vertigo (1958)
Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes on the set of
A Woman the Influence

DISCLAIMER: No copyright infringement intended. I don’t own or claim to own any of the photos used.

2 thoughts on “On the Set: Directors and Actresses

  1. I don't know where you find these wonderful pictures, but I'm glad you do. Your blog is always nice to check out because of the amazing pictures you find!


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