In order to secure Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire on the cast, producers told each the other was already signed, figuring they would not pass up the opportunity to work together.
Funny Face (1957)
The List of Mind-Bending Movies That Will Melt Your Brain
From the surreal to the bizarre, these films not only make you think - they will change the way you think. They will make you question the truth of your senses, the logic of your beliefs, the way you perceive the universe… Psychedelic, dream-like or obscure - these are the best films to watch when real-life seems just too ordinary.
24. Source Code
22. Altered States
21. The Game
20. Fight Club
19. Jacob’s Ladder
18. The Thirteenth Floor
16. Synecdoche, New York
15. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
13. Being John Malkovich
12. Vanilla Sky
11. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
8. Waking Life
6. The Matrix
5. Naked Lunch
3. Donnie Darko
2. Last Year in Marienbad
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Read more about the full list here (via Taste of Cinema)
Other contenders for the best mind-bending movies? We think Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, Andrei Tarkovsky or Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris, and Alejandro Amenabar’s Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes) warrant inclusion. Tell us your favourite mind-bending movies.
Donald Sutherland saw the script for The Hunger Games by accident and when he read it, he lobbied for the role of President Snow because the the script reminded him of Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1957). He succeeded in getting the role after he wrote a letter of plea to director Gary Ross explaining why he should be cast (x).
Marion Cotillard photographed by Benoît Peverelli for Madame Figaro (June, 2014)
Rossum: I can’t tell you how many producers have made wink-and-nudge overtures at me. I’ve just been, Is this happening right now? Do they think that’s going to work? I may use bad language, but I know who I am, and I know what I’m willing to do to get a part, and it’s not that. I think that’s really hard for people who are here without a support group, without a family.
Maslany: For me it’s about the parts that are out there. I think it’s changing. That’s where I feel the sexism the most. The stories that we tell are male stories and often male-centric and the women are accessories, but it is changing. It’s changing so rapidly.
Rossum: TV is changing that.
Maslany: Absolutely. Like “Orange Is the New Black,” it’s all women. Our voices are getting louder. People are realizing that our stories are just as universal and just as relatable as male stories.
Rossum: And that there is a huge female audience out there that is hungry for female stories, and we are seeing that more and more.
Martin Scrosese is teaming up with Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt for a sponsored short film.
A new trailer has landed online for Horrible Bosses 2, in which Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman begin to settle in to their new life of crime…