Shadow Play: The Making Of Anton Corbijn

Celebrities have their picture taken on an almost constant basis. Often by fans, sometimes by professionals, but only occasionally by certain photographers who have a knack for showing a side of the celebrity that is never seen on camera, often they can capture the loneliness that comes from lack of anonymity. For rock stars in particular, that photographer is Anton Corbijn. Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn centres the biography of the famed artist around the making of his first feature film, Control. For nearly thirty years, Corbijn has been photographing such bands as Joy Division, Depeche Mode, U2, Nirvana, and Coldplay, as well as directing music videos. In fact, as one of the first photographers to capture Joy Division, he was seen as the perfect choice for directing the film. This documentary is not your typical biopic, although it does discuss Corbijn’s childhood briefly, and his reasons for moving to the United Kingdom from his native Holland.

Posted in film on March 25th, 2011 by Victor Plastic | 1 Comments

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