Virtual reality (VR) is here to take over the entertainment industry.
New York Times has created a series of VR videos as part of its annual Great Performers series and it features talented stars such as Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Casey Affleck, Ruth Negga, and Don Cheadle. Helmed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (of “The Secret Life of Bees” fame), the black-and-white noir-themed clips offer a 360 view of the set.
Amongst the videos, our favourite one is Kristen Stewart’s “Dying Lover”. Yes, yes, we know what you’re thinking, “Shouldn’t the better actress be Natalie Portman?”
Filmed from a first-person perspective, the “Twilight” actress plays a fugitive holed up in a bar during a police shootout while Natalie Portman portrays a pregnant woman whose unhappy with her engagement. So the obvious choice would be Stewart because she has a more interesting role, no?
For the past 13 years, New York Times has chosen actors and actresses who gave the best performances of the year and featured them in a portfolio in its magazine. The theme of the Great Performers series changes each year, for example the theme for last year was “Take Flight” while 2014 focused on “Kisses”.
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