Saturday, 22 October 2011

Portraits: 22

Man Bites Dog film-makers Rémy Belvaux, Benoît Poelvoorde, André Bonzel, hotel, London, 1993 For this shoot for FHM magazine each of the then-student film-makers holds an aspect of the making of their graphic, serial-killer comedy, Man Bites Dog, with the principle actor Benoît Poelvoorde holding the gun, lead director/producer Rémy Belvaux holding the camera and cinematographer André Bonzel holding the lighter. All three in fact shared writing, producing and directing credits. FHM went with a single medium-format trio shot in the end, though I quite like these grainy, cross-processed (negative to slide film) individual shots. The film was graphically violent and quite controversial at the time. All went on to make other films, but Rémy Belvaux committed suicide in 2006.

For more on these portraits, see here, and the Portraits tag at right.

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