Παρασκευή, 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Fashion's Night Out


One DayLone Scherfig's new screen adaption of David Nicholls' love story, follows two people over the course of 20 years and, according to the director, took "125 different costumes and locations." The film made its New York debut last night at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square movie theater before a crowd that included its stars, Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. "The two of them were like my little Barbie dolls and they were totally up for anything," Scherfig went on, "whether you dipped them in cold water or set them on top of a mountain."

Hathaway, who approached the director of the Academy Award-nominated An Education about playing the part, admitted it was hard work being the "Barbie doll" and, in particular, mastering the Yorkshire and London accents of her character, Emma Morley. "The accent needed to evolve over the course of the film because as you get older, your voice changes and the way you speak can change," the actress said. "But also, when you get drunk or you get angry, your Yorkshire really comes out." We'll have to take her word for it. Hathaway may have been wearing a dress from the very British Alexander McQueen label, but we're happy to report that she has yet to adopt any Madonna-like English intonations off screen.

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How to make a movie with a title like The Debt sexy? Hire Helen Mirren to star as the retired Mossad secret agent around whom the story revolves. The 66-year-old was recently voted "Body of the Year" in an L.A. Fitness survey, besting even Pippa (she of the famous backside) Middleton. "I don't know if that's true," the actress said of the recent accolade at the film's Tribeca Grand premiere last night. "If they knew the truth, they would prefer a 25-year-old. There's nothing better than the beauty of youth, honestly," she added, nodding at Jessica Chastain, who plays a younger version of her character in the film. Even so, Mirren wowed the likes of Zac Posen and Olivier Theyskens in a red, curve-hugging Michael Kors dress.

In midtown, Kirsten DunstTerry Richardson, and Alicia Silverstone, among others, gathered on the rooftop patio of the MiMA Tower for the Cinema Society- and the Weinstein Company-hosted screening of Our Idiot Brother. "I'm the idiot brother in my family," said Steve Coogan, one of the film's co-stars. "But I managed to make a living out of it, so I'm OK." It's Paul Rudd, however, who plays the designated blockhead of the movie's title, a happy-go-lucky biodynamic farmer named Ned. "It was the first time that I've looked at a script and known exactly what the character should look like. The first thing I thought of was Crocs, red Crocs," the actor said of his wardrobe, which included printed board shorts, a tank top, long hair, and a beard. "Man, he's a good beard grower," remarked director Jesse Peretz.

Meanwhile, at Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar, Project Paz hosted a screening of Días de Gracia, a Mexican thriller that explores crime and violence in the country's capital over the course of three World Cups. (It was a hit at Cannes and is on the short list of Mexico's submissions for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award.) A fashion crowd, rather than a sporting one, turned out—the evening was hosted by W'sKarla Martinez, jeweler Sara Beltrán, and Michael Bastian's Eugenia Gonzalez Ruiz-Olloqui—but producer Leopoldo Gout cautioned viewers not to underestimate the power of games. "Every four years, crime all over the world lowers itself 30 percent for the 30 days of the World Cup," he said. For peacekeeping the rest of the time, there's Project Paz; Beltrán designed a special peace bracelet, sold after the screening, to benefit the group's efforts.