David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars gets the full LWLies treatment in our eye-scorching new issue.
As we delve deep into festival season, Little White Lies have opted to pay colourful homage to Canadian filmmaking maestro,David Cronenberg, and his new movie, Maps to the Stars, a withering satire of contemporary Hollywood. We speak to the director about the movie industry's incestuous creative tendencies, and we also hear from the film's award-winning star,Julianne Moore, about her three decades as one of the world's most talented and distinctive actors.
The big centrepiece of the issue is an in-depth index of Cronenberg's entire career as a filmmaker, writer, opera-director, auto enthusiast, divorcee and actor. The Cronenberg Index brings together a clutch of LWLies regular writers to offer 26 mini essays covering his movies and his obsessions from every angle conceivable, and boasts spooky two-tier illustrations by TCOLondon designer, Lauréne Boglio.
Our eye-scorching cover for this issue was supplied by Polish artist and illustrator Ada Buchholc, and it captures film's subtle mix of hot, gaudy celebrity and a mortal fear of losing that status. Check our more of Ada's work here.
The issue also contains a special 'sealed' supplement containing an exclusive interview with director David Fincher ahead of the release of his new film, Gone Girl, on 2 October
Also, in our reviews section: Timothy Spall pays homage to Mr Turner; Woody Allen whisks up Magic in the Moonlight; Phillip Seymour Hoffman is A Most Wanted Man; Daniel Radcliffe grows Horns; Elijah Wood plays the Grand Piano; Dan Stevens pays a visit in The Guest; Jack O'Connell goes behind enemy lines in '71; Emma Roberts takes a tour of Palo Alto; Ben Rivers and Ben Russell cast A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness; George MacKay reveals his sense of Pride; Emmanuelle Devos stuns asViolette, Nick Cave spends 20,000 Days on Earth, Frederick Wiseman learns At Berkeley, Pawel Pawlikowski searches for his roots in Ida and Destiny Ekaragha has Gone Too Far.
Plus exclusive interviews with Mike Leigh, Daniel Radcliffe, Gia Coppola, Pawel Pawlikowski and reports from film festivals in Locarno and Palić.
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