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Cate Blanchett: Woody Allen is a 'fantastic writer'

Cate Blanchett: Woody Allen is a 'fantastic writer'

Jul 24 2013, 3:48am CDT | by Bang Movies

Cate Blanchett has praised Woody Allen for being a ''fantastic writer''. The 41-year-old actress was quick to defend the legendary filmmaker when appearing on the 'Late Show With David Letterman' to...

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Cate Blanchett: Woody Allen is a 'fantastic writer'

Jul 24 2013, 3:48am CDT | by Bang Movies

Cate Blanchett has praised Woody Allen for being a ''fantastic writer''.

The 41-year-old actress was quick to defend the legendary filmmaker when appearing on the 'Late Show With David Letterman' to promote her latest drama 'Blue Jasmine', which was both scripted and directed by Allen.

The TV host to joked that the 77-year-old scriptwriter - whose career spans half a century - often sleeps on the job, prompting Blanchett to joke, ''He's asleep or on his blackberry.''

She added: ''No, no, look, most of his direction happens in the script and it was such a great script. I mean, when Woody Allen calls you take that call.

''It's usually a quick call between 45 seconds and a minute and a half. I think, well if you ask him a question he'll answer, he's not rude. He's such a great writer. ''

Blanchett takes the lead in the drama, which focuses on woman who heads to San Francisco after a life crisis, where she reconnects with her sister.

Discussing the role, she said: ''Jasmine, the character I play, is such a fantastic creation and you think back to the pantheon of the films that he's made, there are some fantastic female characters.''

Allen - whose extensive film catalogue includes 'Midnight in Paris' and 'To Rome With Love' - has headed up an impressive cast for the film.

Commenting on her co-stars, Blanchett gushed: ''It's such a great, eclectic bunch of people, Andrew Dice Clay, Louis CK, Peter Sarsgaard is in it, Alec Baldwin and the gorgeous Sally Hawkins. So it was really a great bunch of theatre animals, so many theatre actors.''

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Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘Magic In The Moonlight’, ‘The Fluffy Movie’, ‘A Most Wanted Man’, ‘The Kill Team’, ‘Happy Christmas’

Jul 24 2014 6:27pm CDT | Source: Deadline

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'Magic in the Moonlight' is an amusing trifle of a film

Jul 24 2014 5:57pm CDT | Source: la times

With 'Magic in the Moonlight,' Woody Allen dallies with true romance, magicians and spirituality, plus pretty girls and scenery. The film, which stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone, is magical, but ever so slightly.With 'Magic in the Moonlight,' Woody Allen dallies with true romance, magicians and spirituality, plus pretty girls and scenery. The film, which stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone, is magical, but ever so slig ...
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Antz (Released in 1998) - An animation movie with the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Bancroft, Gene Hackman

Jul 24 2014 6:49am CDT | Source: classic english movies

This is a story about Z-1495 (voice of Woody Allen), an ant who displays neurotic traits in his behavior and lives in a colony in Central Park NYC. Z is a workaholic who is typically individualistic and has few friends, the two closest to him are Azteca (Jennifer Lopez) and Weaver (Sylvester Stallone). Z is surprised that he has survived in NYC, given his apprehensions regarding crowds, claustrophobia - he owes it al ...
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Woody Allen: Pacino, DeNiro, Nicholson 'too busy' to work with me

Jul 23 2014 3:48am CDT | Source: the guardian

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Jul 22 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: variety

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