Sprites by Leibovitz
Director Peter Jackson and Lovely Bones star Saoirse Ronan were photographed at New York’s Time Warner Center by Annie Leibovitz for the March issue of Vanity Fair, in a photographic shoot for the magazine called, ‘Frame, Set and Match’. Jackson and Ronan, “The Sprites” feature alongside: “The Romantics”, Pedro Almodóvar and Penelope Cruz; “The Visionary”, James Cameron and his fusion 3-D camera, and “The Hellions”, Quentin Tarentino and Christoph Waltz. Ronan is justly celebrated for her successful handling of the difficult lead role in The Lovely Bones. Jackson was lucky to have her, just as he was fortunate when he was able to rely on Kate Winslet as the foundation for his 1994 breakthrough hit Heavenly Creatures. Leibovitz focused on the bond between actor and director (or director and machine) which sparked 11 compelling films in 2009, including The Lovely Bones, Avatar and Inglorious Basterds.