Must Look: ‘Touch of Evil’ Shoot by Year’s Best Performers

Alex Prager recreates "cinematic villainy" for The New York Times.

Source: The New York Times

The New York Times is well known for its recreations of some of cinema’s finest characters and moments, and we have a brand new one to celebrate the best performers from the year in film. Alex Prager has crafted the Touch of Evil shoot: a video gallery of “cinematic villainy inspired by nefarious icons”. While the videos are exquisite, the photos are also stunning. Featuring Michael Shannon, Gary Oldman, Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Mia Wasikowska, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Brad Pitt, Jean Dujardin, Glenn Close and Adepero Oduye as characters from films like Eraserhead and Repulsion, some of the choices are much less obvious but equally interesting and it is great to see them bring the characters to life in their own unique way. Check out all of the photos below!

Take a look at the photos from Alex Prager’s Touch of Evil shoot (click the photos to see the accompanying video pieces from The NY Times):

Mia Wasikowska as Anna Quadri in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist:

Brad Pitt as Henry Spencer in David Lynch’s Eraserhead:

Rooney Mara as Alex in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange:

Gary Oldman as the ventriloquist’s dummy Fats from Richard Attenborough’s Magic:

Kirsten Dunst as Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice and Jean Dujardin as a character from Green Street Hooligans:

George Clooney as Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty:

Glenn Close as silent film star Theda Bara and Viola Davis as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest:

Jessica Chastain as Carole in Roman Polanski’s Repulsion:

Ryan Gosling as The Invisible Man and Adepero Oduye as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde:

Michael Shannon as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street:

What do you think of the photos? Which is your favourite?