THE BIG PICTURES 1
Truffaut, one of the founders of French New Wave, on the set of 1973’s Day for Night, with his star Jacqueline Bisset. 2 Marlon Brando with Bertolucci on the set of 1972’s Last Tango in Paris. The erotic film landed an X rating (for an infamous rape scene), and it was a hot topic from the moment the production began. Long lines formed at every art house cinema where it played, and critic Pauline Kael wrote, “This is a movie people will be arguing about for as long as there are movies.” 3 Mike Nichols directs Art Garfunkel in a scene from the 1970 black comedy Catch-22— Sereny’s first job as a set photographer.
4 Werner Herzog in the Dutch city of Delft, during the filming of 1979’s Nosferatu the
Vampyre. Truffaut had proclaimed Herzog “the most important director alive.” He posed with a hawk. “I have no idea why,” says Sereny. “He was much more into mice.” 5 Fellini himself applies makeup to Donald Sutherland, the star of his 1976 film
Casanova, as the makeup artist observes. “His attention to detail was astounding,” says Sereny of the legendary filmmaker.