Oliver Stone launched a new website over at www.oliverstone.com. What? We can’t promote other sites here? Normally we wouldn’t, it’s just counter productive, but this time it’s worth the link as Oliver Stone has given us an unprecedented look at his experiences while making ‘Savages’. On the site he released the first official stills for the movie, some personal photo’s of Blake Lively’s from the set, and more behind the scenes shots of filming on a desert island.If that’s not all he even found time to include a shot of a topless woman. I don’t know the circumstances but I can put two and two together.
First up are the new stills for Savages:
And next are some photos from Blake Lively’s personal photos from the shoot:
A scene in the middle of nowhere. These were very hot, arid days in the middle of summer shot on a mesa north of Los Angeles.
Blake took a lot of photographs along the way. She’s quite creative and is always exploring things, including her bloody hands. I won’t tell you how they get bloody, but you’ll see for yourself.
Blake is being tattooed by famous designer Sage Vaughn who she personally requested. He did the original and makeup artist Bill Corso methodically followed the design.
Mug shot — Cisco kid on the left, Queen Elena in the middle, Blake takes no prisoners, Sandra Echeverria is a Mexican beauty who happens to be the daughter of Elena Sanchez (Salma), Taylor looks like he does this for a living, shooting people, and the fellow on the right is… well, who knows.
And last some photos from the Desert Island used to film some of the scenes:
Part of “Savages” was shot on Moyo Island just off Indonesia. A small fishing village and a waterfall were the backdrop to these pictures.
You might notice that the kids are looking at the computers that Ben (Aaron Johnson) has brought to the island. These were early prototypes of computers, but the kids had never seen them before and were entranced. They were already using them inside of 10 minutes we left them behind. It was an unforgettable shoot in paradise where Aaron almost got eaten by a sea snake. Blake overcame the bugs and dived into the deepest waterfall pools. Taylor went underwater diving, and loved chopping up and drinking his own coconut milk.
This was a small shoot. About 20-25 people. We got around the broken roads utilizing three WWII era jeeps that were abandoned on the island by the Japanese at the end of the war. They were amazingly solid and carried us up and down mountains. We all got hit by stomach bugs from the food.
Yes, she is topless. No, I don’t know why. Do I care? Very little.