Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sarah Nininger talks about Dakota and her visit to Uganda in April 2018

"In April, Dakota Johnson, my childhood best friend and longtime Action in Africa supporter, visited our programs in Uganda. It was such a special visit and I am truly moved beyond words by her love and support. We look forward to many more visits with her in the future."

HQ Pictures of Dakota in Los Angeles yesterday [August 20th, 2018]

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Melanie Griffith mentions Dakota with Instyle Magazine [September 2018 Issue]

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She and Johnson, who met when she was just 14 and married for the first time only a few years later, “were imprinted on each other,” she says. “It was sort of a natural karmic thing for us to get back together and to have Dakota. She was meant to come into the world, if you think about it.” 

New "Bad Times At The El Royale" Posters

Friday, August 10, 2018

New "Suspiria" Preview in Entertainment Weekly [August 2018 Issue]

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In the new horror film Suspiria (out Nov. 2), Dakota Johnson plays Susie Bannion, a young woman who travels from Ohio to attend a prestigious — if highly unusual — dance academy in Berlin. “She takes the place of a dance student who has recently disappeared and immediately becomes one of the top dancers in the academy,” the Fifty Shades of Grey alum tells EW of her latest role. Susie develops an “intense and beautiful” student-teacher relationship with Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton), “and then you discover that the dance academy is run by witches!”

The most impressive dance scene in this remake of director Dario Argento’s classic 1977 terror tale is a public performance of the routine “Volk” — German for “people.” Inspired by the pre-WWII avant-garde expressionist dance movement, the sequence was dreamed up by the film’s choreographer, Damien Jalet, and is soundtracked by an instrumental from the film’s composer, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. The choreography is also part of the witches’ grand design.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

New Interview of Dakota in Gioia Magazine, August Issue [Italy]

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Guadagnino says he was inspired by Suspiria's own mind turned A Bigger Splash.

Dakota: Yes, he came to me and asked me if I had ever seen Suspiria and if I wanted to be Susie Bannion, the protagonist. Then he sent me a link and he convinced me.

It was not an easy movie to shoot ...

Dakota: It was a crazy experience, totally different from before, just as the locations where we shot were extreme. For a while we were isolated on a mountain: surreal and distressing. The external environment mirrored my character, Luca is a master in this: he can sink you completely into the feelings of those who perform.

How did you prepare for the dance scenes?

Dakota: I trained four months before filming, and then many women in the set helped me, like my stunt double. I'm not a professional dancer and some things I would never have been able to do. As vedretem is a dance "in the absence of gravity", very difficult, hard for the body, aggressive, not always beautiful. But it was very gratifying to work with such a close-knit team of women.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Dakota featuring in "Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue" Documentary


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

"Suspiria" will be presented at the 75th Venice International Film Festival


The movie will premiere at Venice Film Festival on September 1st, 2017. The screening is at 19:15 local time. For more information or details visit the festival official site here.
 
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The festival will begin on Wednesday, August 29th and ends on Saturday, September 8th, 2018.