VIDEO: “‘Life’ Is Beautiful” ~ Joel Edgerton

In a recent interview with Collider while doing promo for Exodus: Gods and Kings, Joel Edgerton is asked about future projects and talks about how he has seen sections of Life and how beautiful it is.

He also praises Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan saying that they are both fantastic in it.
The mention is around the 4:15 mark.

‘Life’ Makes Little White Lies List Of ’50 Movies You Need To See In 2015′


Well it will come as no surprise that Life is at the top of our list of movies we want to see in 2015 but it’s great to see it popping up on media lists too.
It made the Little White Lies “Top 50 Movies You Need To See In 2015″ and here’s what they had to say about it.

From Little White Lies:

We still shiver when recollecting the luscious monochrome of Corbijn’s Ian Curtis pic, Control. Interim efforts may not have packed so intense a punch but the legacy of his debut lives on. The Dutch photographer created the effect of characters moving through a world so textured that it seemed to have its own pulse. For Life — the story of a photographer and his relationship with James Dean, Dane DeHaan plays the original rebel without a cause opposite reformed heartthrob, Robert Pattinson. Let’s see what he makes of them. SMK

Did you know Anton Corbijn bought his first camera when he was 18.

f you want to see the other movies that made their list check them out HERE

NEW PHOTO Of Robert Pattinson As Dennis Stock In ‘Life’

Yesterday Ciak Magazine shared a peek at the Italian poster for Life. Today they are sharing this new pic of Rob as Dennis Stock in a preview of the movie.


Thanks Sallyvg & PJ

FIRST LOOK: Italian Poster For ‘Life’ With Robert Pattinson & Dane DeHaan

Italian Magazine Ciak gave a first look at the Italian Poster for Life on their twitter.



PHOTO: Anton Corbijn Talks About The Post-Production Of ‘Life’ In Hamburg & A New Pic From The Movie

Anton Corbijn talks about the Post-Production of ‘Life’ in Hamburg in this German article (which we translated using Google Translate) and also teased us with a new pic from the movie.



For his latest project Anton Corbijn has returned to the Hanseatic city. In Post Republic Life is currently preparing the color grading for the Australian- Canadian- German co-production.

“It’s wonderful to be here again,” says Anton Corbijn . Dutch director and photographer had last A Most Wanted Man shot in Hamburg and was enthusiastic about the locations and the special atmosphere in the Hanseatic city. His latest film Life tells the story of Hollywood photographer Dennis Stock , gets to know in 1955 at a party the still unknown James Dean. A special meeting of the addition to the world-famous portraits of Hollywood icon , a wonderful friendship apparent .

The topic was very appealing to him , told Anton Corbijn , who became famous as a photographer mainly by its musicians Proträts . Also on film , he has worked with artists and personalities within his first film control the life of Ian Curtis , the lead singer of the band Joy Devision in scene.

Life is produced on the German side of Wolfgang Müller ( Barry Films) and is expected to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of James Dean in 2015 in German cinemas . The main roles are played by Dane Dehaan and Robert Pattinso . The Hamburg Film Fund Schlesig – Holstein has supported the film with € 250,000 in production.


INTERVIEW: Joel Edgerton talks about filming Life and more – “It was a blast”

Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson filming Life in March 2014 with director Anton Corbijn

Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson filming Life in March 2014 with director Anton Corbijn

Joel Edgerton sat down to talk about his current film, Felony, with Nuke The Fridge. During the interview, he mentioned playing John Morris in Life.

Nuke: I wasn’t familiar with the story of Life with James Dean and Life Magazine. What do you play in that?

Joel Edgerton: I play John Morris, who’s the head of the Magnum Photographic Company, Dennis Stock’s boss so to speak, or agent and manager who sends him on this excursion or who dons his whimsy to go and photograph James Dean. It was an interesting project. Luke Davies wrote it. Rober Pattinson who I got to know through The Rover was in it. It was a situation where it was never going to be something I was involved in but for certain circumstances. They lost an actor, I love these people, I love everything they’re about, the story and script was really fascinating. So I left working on Jeff Nichols’s movie in New Orleans and just scooted across to Toronto literally for three days and shot five, six scenes. It was a blast.

Click HERE to read more of his interview including some talk about The Rover, a film he co-wrote with David Michôd and costars Robert Pattinson.

Foreword From ‘Dennis Stock: Time Is On Your Side’ By Anton Corbijn

Life director Anton Corbijn did the foreword for a book about Dennis Stock called ‘Dennis Stock: Time Is On Your Side’ where he gives a bit more insight on the man behind the camera. Read the foreword below……


I regret never having met Dennis Stock, nor having been aware of his work the way I am now, in mid-edit on a film called Life that focuses on his work with James Dean. I have come into contact with his work through research for the film and then realized that I had seen his images without registering the name. Peripheral vision I guess, but it felt like an inconceivable omission. Even the famous image of THE PHOTOJOURNALIST by Andreas Feininger had not registered with me as being Dennis as I always thought it depicted a woman (sorry Dennis!), but if we’d have met it would have been a good starting point for a talk about what it is that we are seeing.

Having looked in depth over the last year or so at his photographs, I find that his incredible eye for detail in life, humor, man, and surrounding made me want to explore more, go out into the world and discover how much there is to see. It is an unobtrusive and slight poetic language he is using to seduce us to observe and participate. The guy had a fantastic eye and he had great timing. Timing can be the tool of a comedian. generally i find it very hard to make a “funny” picture, but Dennis seems to do this effortlessly. It is only a very sharp observer who manages to coordinate situations with timing, but a sharp observer he was. he was not really a portraitist—you’d be very hard-pressed to find more than five portraits amongst his work—but he set off people against their surroundings. backgrounds are an important and determined element in his work and I can very much relate to that. It colors the person with the added bonus later on that it tells you a lot about an era; although that obviously only starts playing a role as time passes, it is a fascinating characteristic of photography. probably one out of many differences in our work is the reason why one would work like that. In my case it came partly out of shyness, keeping a distance helped somehow, and a protestant upbringing that made me look at the situation people lived in, plus the absence of iconic images around our home made me somewhat unaware of portraits, iconic or otherwise. watching pieces about Dennis on film I would not put shyness as a factor in his way of operating in the world, but he obviously enjoyed context, which is what a background can give you. These days this is a very overlooked possibility in the photography of people who can be viewed as “well-known,” or as “celebrities,” that dreaded word. Photographers want to sell their work, so it is all about portraits or about full body shots with an “idea.” Never mind that the idea is usually crap, it sells, which perplexes me. Anyway, Dennis is very, very good at shooting people with and within a context. He calls his work “making essays,” stories, and i can see why he looked at it that way.

Preparing for the film I obviously had to delve into him as a private person, and found that his desire for adventure left his personal life with a lot to be desired, but I guess that is what it takes for some of us. He found beauty in his work and love with several wives over the course of his restless life, while his son Rodney, whovisited the film set of life for quite a few days, said he learned more about his father through the film than he had in real life. taking into account that we were kind to Dennis in the film (played by Rob Pattinson) compared to how he was in real life, that is a shocking reality but not one that makes his work any less interesting. for someone who couldn’t share the love of life with his son, he miraculously certainly managed to share it with the rest of the world.

july 2014, new york