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Woody Allen's been spending a lot of time shooting his movies in Europe lately, and a lot of them have turned out to be the best of his career-- Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Midnight in Paris all got substantial critical love and awards attention
Armed with an ensemble cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill, Roberto Benigni, Judy Davis and Allen himself, To Rome With Love follows a group of people - some Italian, some not - as they experience adventure and romance in the Italian capital.
You can see virtually everyone from Allenís cast, including the director himself both in front of and behind the lens. The film stars Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penťlope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page. Like most of Allenís latest features, it showcases a new European city as the backdrop for an ensemble dra-medy. The movie is currently in post-production and will arrive in theaters on June 22.
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Woody Allen's writing and directing career may still be flourishing, but he's been absent from the acting game for quite a while now. While the filmmaker used to star in almost all of his own films, Allen hasn't been in a movie since 2006's Scoop and the last time he had a credited role in another director's work was 2000's Picking Up The Pieces (which was made by Alfonso Arau).
Allenís writing is every bit as charming and funny as the other light-hearted Best Picture contender, The Artist, but most importantly, MiP is a smart comedy that actually has something significant to say about tour collective problem with viewing the past through rose colored glasses
Of all the things associated with Woody Allen, Hip-Hop isn't usually one of them. While the auteur has tackled a myriad of subjects and themes, African-American culture hasn't really been explored through his his Jewish neurotic worldview. However, that doesn't mean his latest romp, and multiple Academy Award nominee, Midnight in Paris isn't well suited for an 'urban' appropriating.
So what do we know about Nero Fiddled? It stars a typically random but intriguing collection of stars, among them Jesse Eisenberg (seemingly tailor-made to play an Allen surrogate in a film), Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig, Penelope Cruz (who won an Oscar for Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, you might remember), and Roberto Benigni
Woody Allen is the greatest tour guide in the world, a perfect mix of sophisticated knowledge and biting wit. He knows all the best places and all the strangest people. Like Anthony Bourdain, the filmmaker has this brilliant ability to simultaneously treasure and trash the same place.
Youíre never going to hear a better title for a movie than The Bop Decameron. Never. Itís perfect, for so many nonsensical reasons. And yet Woody Allen has decided to change the name of his next picture from The Bop Decameron to the far-less-appealing Nero Fiddled
Woody Allenís magical mystery tour of Europeís finest destinations shows very little sign of slowing down. After a handful of features in London and its outskirts, the legendary New Yorker has made pitstops in Barcelona (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and France (Midnight in Paris). Heís currently filming The Bop Decameron in Rome, Italy with Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz and Alec Baldwin.
As usual with any Allen film, we donít know what itís about, but the cast has been announced. Hereís who heíll have in it, listed in alphabetical order: Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penťlope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.
Below are some of the highlights from that press conference, which ran for 45 minutes but easily could have gone on for hours. Allen talks about his method for working with actors and cameramen, what he'll miss about America while he's shooting in Rome this summer
Today he not only revealed the untitled film's plot for the first time, but confirmed that his Husbands and Wives co-star Judy Davis would also be in the film-- and I think she'll be playing his wife. Here's what he told us about the plot, and we'll speculate after.
As the prolific director prepares to open the Cannes Film Festival with his current picture, Midnight In Paris, there are reports that Allen ďwill landĒ Oscar-winning writer-director Roberto Benigni for his next cast, which already includes Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz and Alec Baldwin
As usual Allen will be directing his own screenplay, with plot details kept completely under wraps, though you have to imagine there's a fairly complicated plot involved to get all these actors in the same story. His next film Midnight in Paris will open the Cannes Film Festival next month
Last month it was announced that Woody Allen would be setting and filming his next movie in Rome, but said that he was superstitious divulging details about both the story and the actors involved. Then Penelope Cruz blabbed that she is attached, and apparently that was enough to open the floodgates.
Back in 2009, Penelope Cruz won her first Academy Award for her supporting role in Vicky Christina Barcelona. Given Woody Allen's penchant for casting the same actresses in multiple movies, it's somewhat surprising that this story wasn't reported years ago.
For decades film has portrayed Paris, France as the city of love. Countless movies have moved their characters to the classic European city to both find themselves and discover the person they are meant to spend the rest of their lives with. For Midnight In Paris, Woody Allen is taking a bit of a different approach.
After seeing bad Photoshop job after bad Photoshop job and floating head after floating head, I often find myself wondering what happened to the art in poster design? It would seem that somebody took me a little too literally. Forget about Saul Bass or Boris Vallejo. Now Vincent Van Gogh is getting into the movie poster game.
Much like how Martin Scorsese jumped from having Robert De Niro in all of his films and then working almost exclusively with Leonardo DiCaprio, Woody Allen's career timeline can be broken up by the actresses deemed as his muses. From Diane Keaton to Mia Farrow to Scarlett Johansson, each one has made their own significant mark on his filmography.
Now that theyíre out of the ground, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood snatched up the story of the trapped Chilean miners and turned it into a feature film. In fact theyíre so eager
We were caught by surprise yesterday when on-set stills from the film Midnight in Paris popped online. Under normal circumstances this would be a humdrum affair, but the fact of the matter is that Woody Allen
Basically this is one those Woody Allen movies with a jaunty score and lots of wealthy white people-- this time with British accents-- who are continually wanting what they can't have
Just like the domestic poster, the international artwork for Woody Allenís You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is extremely minimalistic, especially compared to the digitally rendered
Woody Allenís movies are often a vague and mostly unknown proposition until they show up in theaters fully formed. For a change though, heís cluing us in on exactly what heís up to well in advance