‘Life’ Official Trailer Released and it’s Packed Full of Cameras

The official trailer for the upcoming movie ‘Life’ starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan has been released and promises to be packed full of photography fun:

Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan starring in 'Life'
Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan starring in the movie ‘Life’

Directed by Anton Corbijn, ‘Life’ is based on the true story of Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and his friendship with Hollywood actor James Dean (DeHaan) and follows the journey they took together while Stock was on assignment for ‘Life Magazine‘.

“With Life it’s first and foremost a story about a photographer, Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), who profiled James Dean (DeHaan). So it’s the story of a photographer and their subject. As a photographer that story interested me: studying the power balance between a photographer and their subject.”

Anton Corbijn, director of Life, on the film.

You may not be old enough to remember James Dean, or even have watched one of his films, but the images of him are iconic and have certainly made a lasting impact across the generations. Great care has clearly been taken to re-create the scenes around the original photos:

James Dean in Times Square by Dennis Stock, 1955.
James Dean in Times Square by Dennis Stock, 1955.

The trailer doesn’t really give too much away but it does look beautifully shot and we had a lot of fun looking at all the old press cameras they’ve used:

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Vintage press cameras in use once more on the set of ‘Life’

…and also catching Pattinson pulling his most handsome photography faces (though we might have spotted just a slight bit of a finger creeping up over the lens…)

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Pattinson plays photographer Dennis Stock in ‘Life’

Now wouldn’t it have been great if they’d put film in all those cameras so we could see the shots the actors took too? (Or did they?!)

Here’s the link to the trailer:

‘Life’ is released in UK cinemas on 25 September 2015.

One thought on “‘Life’ Official Trailer Released and it’s Packed Full of Cameras

  1. Cutten The Famous. September 24, 2015 / 12:40 am

    As a professional photographer and a Classic Film photographer, I am really going to enjoy this movie with all the speed Graphics and 5B press flash bulbs. I tell people that film cameras are having a great resurgence, people want to see and feel a real picture not a digital one. I shoot with a 1958 C44R ARGUS and a 1948 ARGOFLEX EF TLR 120. Love my Cameras and I will love this movie

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