Air France Commercial

I keep seeing this and I really do love it!

Starring the dancers Benjamin Millepied (Natalie Portman’s husband) and Virginie Caussin and choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj. The commercial was shot in the Moroccan desert, on a 400 square meter mirror floor, in a single sequence plan and with no special effects.

This poetic metaphor of flight is accompanied by the Adagio from Mozart’s piano concerto No.23.

The Art of Movie Titles features film and television title designs from around the world. “We honor the artists who design excellent title sequences. We discuss and display their work with a desire to foster more of it, via stills and video links, interviews, creator notes, and comments.”

The website features opening title design for film and television from Croatia, New Zealand, Serbia, Russia, the United States, Brazil, England, France, India, Japan, Italy, Chile, Mexico, Yugoslavia and Egypt.

Bop Decameron~ Wood Allen’s Next Film + Penelope Cruz

Woody Allen is filming his next release, “Bop Decameron” in the heart of Rome. The $25-million movie is based on a collection of 100 medieval tales written by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio in the 14th century. The cast includes several Italian actors like Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful), as well as American actors Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Judy Davis, Ellen Page (Juno), Alec Baldwin and Allen himself.

“Every time has been like making declarations of love for certain places and projecting onto the screen my feelings for the places which have counted most in my life,” Allen said to an Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “I hope to do the same with Rome.”

Meanwhile, Allen’s Midnight in Paris is becoming the highest-grossing movie of his career.


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Mario Testino’s “Todo o Nada” Exhibition in Rome

The exhibition opened Thursday Evening at Fondazione Memmo displayed 54 Testino images. The show’s theme: the beautiful, sensual tension that exists between being clothed and being nude.

“As a concept, it often inspires me, the balance between the two opposites,” said Testino.

Testino’s after-part was at al Al Biondo Tevere, where in 1975 director Pier Paolo Pasolini sat for his last supper before his mystery death. History is, after all, everywhere.

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lohan x phillips: short film debuts today

Today, artist Richard Phillips debuts his short art film, starring Lindsey Lohan, and the Venice Biennale.

More of his work:


He made the sign for the Prada store located in Marfa, Texas.


I’d say he’s definitely inspired by celebrity pop culture… like the master of pop art and fame obsession: Andy Warhol.

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Preview: Penelope Cruz + US Vogue June 2011

Photographer: Mario Testino

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Welcome to the Circus: Reese Witherspoon + Vogue 2011

Photographer: Peter Lindbergh

I recently saw the movie Water for Elephants–Definitely check it out!

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“The King of Cool” –Steve McQueen and Robert Downey Jr.

Steve McQueen with Faye Dunaway on the set of “The Thomas Crown Affair ”

American actor Steve McQueen was dubbed “The King of Cool” title because of his anti-hero persona which developed during the height of the counterculture movement in the 60’s. Being one of the “A-List actors” of his time- he starred in many box office hits during the 60’s and 70’s. He lived a short life, dying at the age of 50 due to mesothelioma.

“When Steve McQueen died 26 years ago, he left behind two custom-made trunks containing 16 leather-bound notebooks full of drawings, period photographs, a detailed script continuity containing over 1,700 pages of hand-typed/written material by McQueen. This was the remains of his lost vanity project titled Yucatan, a blueprint for a movie written entirely without dialogue, in a ‘hyper-stylized poetry.'” –(info from

Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, film producer Susan Downey, have formed their own production company, Team Downey, and their first project is producing McQueen’s Yucatan–which will be released sometime this year.

Robert Downey Jr. with his wife Susan Downey

-Atessa Nicole-

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Atessa Nicole Photography + Joy and Gabrielle

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Muses: Joy Kennedy & Gabrielle Greene

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