The wonderfully talented Big Little Lies star Laura Dern and I shared notes in Cannes on director Jean-Marc Valleé. Jean-Marc is a former director of TV commercials, who is now a Hollywood darling, best known for directing Dallas Buyers Club and Wild. I shot an anti-drinking and driving campaign for LCBO with him. See it here.
Dern and I discussed how music plays an utterly pivotal role for Valleé. It is woven deeply into the storyline of all work he creates, the soundtrack of BLL is an elegant example. He uses music to help bring greater meaning to every scene.
Sonic storytelling at its finest.