February 2022

Collaborative Creative Process on Cyrano

At top, Roxanne (Hayley Bennett) seems oblivious to the feelings of her lovestruck friend, Cyrano (Peter Dinklage). Cyrano marks the fifth feature collaboration between cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC and director Joe Wright, who previously collaborated on Atonement (AC Dec. ’07), The Soloist (AC May ’09), Anna Karenina (AC Dec. ’12) and Pan. The musical, shot on location in Sicily, stars Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett as Cyrano and Roxanne — roles the actors recently played in the live theatrical production by Erica Schmidt, who also wrote the film’s screenplay. Based on the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac by French writer Edmond Rostand, the movie tells the classic tale of self-doubting Cyrano’s attempts to woo Roxanne by...more

Cyrano Feautred

Jean Oppenheimer

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