WOW! The cover of So It Goes Issue #3 out next week. There are 2 covers, one with Cillian and another with Imogen Poots. You can pre-order the new issue now at the So It Goes website. Also check out So It Goes on tumblr, beautiful blog!
Lots more stunning photos from this new photoshoot taken on the set of Peaky Blinders in /tagged/So It Goes if you’ve missed any.
sunstructure-s replied to your post “Looking at the So It Goes shot and am wondering if Cillian …
he’s a pretty private guy. i’m not sure he’d take offers from bigger publications for shoots/interviews if they were offered
fanciestdesmondstache answered to your post “Looking at the So It Goes shot and am wondering if Cillian …
I think Cillian’s doing fine with whatever he’s doing. He’s happy with his work and I think that’s what’s important.
Thanks so much for the replies. It’s great reading other opinions. Forgot to mention that Cillian doesn’t have a gaggle of PR types knocking down editors’ doors to get him press. That’s just not who he is or what he’s about. No entourage. Just one other thing that makes him kind of unusual and special. :)
To capture that last sequence of the van falling off the bridge they shot it out of a cannon. The shots of the actors suspended within the van in slow motion took a whole day shooting and seven times to take. Eventually, the van lands and sinks under water. (MTV)
Anonymous asked: Looking at the So It Goes shot and am wondering if Cillian is now mainly doing photo shoots for obscure arty hipster magazines (like Port Magazine or Icon) Might sound snarky but am serious. As a longtime Cillian follower do you think there is a trend here? When was the last time he was on the cover of a more widely available publication? And do you think he has gotten more pretentious over the years? (with all the arty music video shots etc) Again, am seriously wondering.
Okay. 2 questions here.
1. Has he moved away from mainstream publications to more obscure hipster ones?
No. Over the course of his career he’s typically been featured in the more artsy/hipstery ones. Blender, Zoo, Clash, Complex, Blag, Wonderland, Dazed and Confused, etc. He’s had interviews and blurbs and photoshoots in more mainstream mags like Interview, Total Film, Esquire and People, but almost never a cover story. So nothing’s really changed.
That’s probably not by choice but just a function of the decisions made by editors in terms of which stories/covers will sell the most magazines. That’s why Kim Kardashian’s always on the cover of supermarket tabloids. Cillian’s still not a household name by any stretch. Sure he’s been in blockbusters, but never as the lead.
His quirkiness and interests and unique look make him a great fit for the less mainstream magazines whose readers are more likely to know who he is and appreciate his talents.
Side note. He is going to be on the cover of the ST Magazine soon (or so we’ve been led to believe). That’s about as mainstream as you can get.
2. Has he gotten more pretentious over the years with his music and video shoots?
He’s always been passionate about music and in total awe of musicians. He’s been doing things in the music world for years, collaborating whenever he can to feed that passion. Following your heart isn’t exactly being pretentious. As to directing the music video for MONEY, it was a great, low risk opportunity to try directing, on a small scale. Maybe a stepping stone on the way to directing full length features?
Thoughts from other Cillianaires?
Photos of Cillian Murphy as Scarecrow from Batman Begins: The Official Movie Guide
”He has the most extraordinary eyes, and I kept trying to invent excuses for him to take his glasses off in close-ups.” - Christopher Nolan
Happy Earth Day! It was a gorgeous spring day on this side of the world so I loaded Cillian’s Fractured Air ‘Seeing Things’ mixtape on my ipod and took a long walk and trees are in bloom and flowers everywhere and the mixtape is brilliant and the whole thing made me think of these trippy photos from a photoshoot Cillian did for VMan magazine in 2005.
So the point of this ramble is that if you haven’t yet listened to his new mixtape, do. The National, Flaming Lips, Arthur Russell, Kevin Drew, Neil Young… It’s really good!
Cillian Murphy by Vassilis Karidis for So It Goes magazine. A sneak peek at Issue 3 out next week. Can be ordered at the magazine website now. (X)
Cillian Murphy photographed by Francois Berthier at the Berlin Film Festival, February 2014