‘NY Times Mag’ Produces Online Film to Go With This Week’s Issue

By: E&P Staff

The New York Times Magazine has produced its first ever film for the NYTimes.com Web site.

The original short film, commissioned by the magazine and directed by Jake Paltrow, is called “The First Ones” and accompanies this weekend’s “Great Performers in Film” edition which appears this weekend.

The magazine will feature 22 actors whose performances in 2006 stood out, regardless of whether they received Oscar nominations. Paltrow’s film consits of interviews with seven of the stars, including Cate Blanchett, Pen?lope Cruz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Ken Wantanabe. The actors are asked about the first film that they saw which made a big impression on them.

The actors’ responses were filmed on 16-millimeter black-and-white film.

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