Bow makes the ‘Cut’

Thesps drawn to Campion's filmmaking prowess

For all the poetry Meg Ryan‘s schoolteacher encounters onscreen, it was Jane Campion‘s lyrical way with a camera that preemgoers repeatedly invoked following Thursday night’s Acad bow of “In the Cut.”

Ryan said the prospect of working with Campion — and a darker-than-usual role — drew her to the arty sexual thriller.

“She made a poem,” Ryan said before rushing off to greet more partygoers in the lobby.

Screen Gems prexy Clint Culpepper similarly cited Campion’s filmmaking prowess as the project’s big draw, while co-star Mark Ruffalo lauded the helmer’s use of swing cameras to create a natural look.

“We never knew what the camera was shooting,’ he said.

Ruffalo, who was joined by his family at the preem, reveled in the chance to play a man with mature sadness. “No one gives me these kind of roles,” he said. “It scared me, to tell you the truth.”

Also on hand: exec producers Effie Brown and Francois Ivernel; producers Laurie Parker; pic’s Jennifer Jason Leigh; plus guests Laura Dern, Don Cheadle, Jay Roach, Gary Lucchesi, Gil Cates Jr. and Rosanna Arquette.

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