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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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Indie Darling Lynn Shelton Talks About Her Cinematic Influences — and Why 'The Princess Bride’ is a ‘Perfect Movie’

Oct 24 2014 12:14pm CDT | Source: yahoo

The 'Laggies' director discusses some of the movies that have impacted her life and career, from Woody Allen’s Sleeper to the work of French filmmaker Claire Denis ...
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Oct 14 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Woody & Buzz have dino-trouble You’ll likely already have seen the teaser poster that Disney/Pixar put out for the companies’ latest Toy Story short, Toy Story That Time Forgot, which arrived online during this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con. To follow that up, Entertainment Weekly is debuting the full poster for the TV special. {Toy Story That Time Forgot Poster}Looking to build on the strong start from last year’s ...
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Geoffrey Holder 1930-2014

Oct 7 2014 5:02am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Bond's Baron Samedi dies aged 84Just a couple of weeks after the sad death of Richard "Jaws" Kiel, the James Bond pantheon has lost another of its iconic villains. Geoffrey Holder, who played Baron Samedi to unsettling effect in 1973's Live And Let Die, has passed away from complications stemming from pneumonia. He was 84.There was much more to Holder than voodoo henchmen. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, he began his career as a dancer aged just 7, a ...
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Geoffery Holder 1930-2014

Oct 7 2014 4:31am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Bond's Baron Samedi dies aged 84Just a couple of weeks after the sad death of Richard "Jaws" Kiel, the James Bond pantheon has lost another of its iconic villains. Geoffery Holder, who played Baron Samedi to unsettling effect in 1973's Live And Let Die, has passed away from complications stemming from pneumonia. He was 84.There was much more to Holder than voodoo henchmen. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, he began hi ...
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Crowe, Sandler Were Original "Collateral" Stars

Sep 26 2014 9:32pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

There has been much debate over Michael Mann's films over the past decade-and-a-half, though one that seems to be universally liked is 2004's "Collateral". At one time though, it turns out neither Tom Cruise or Jamie Foxx were slated to star. Instead, it was going to be a vehicle for Adam Sandler and Russell Crowe. Talking about his upcoming cyber warfare thriller "Blackhat," Mann tells THR: "Nothing's wrong with Adam Sandler, but it kin ...
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The Guardian Film Show: The Riot Club, 20,000 Days on Earth, Wish I Was Here and Magic in the Moonlight video reviews

Sep 19 2014 7:27am CDT | Source: the guardian

The Guardian film team return with reviews of the latest UK cinema releases. This week we're worrying about another Woody Allen slump with Magic in the Moonlight; watching upper-class boys heading for the gutter in The Riot Club; wondering who'd pay to see Zach Braff's Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here (let alone pay to make it); and toasting Nick Cave's 50th with a round of introspection with the docu-drama 20,000 Days on Earth Too posh to watch? Listen to an audio-onl ...
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Woody Allen made Alec Baldwin cry — twice

Sep 17 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: pagesix

When the New York Philharmonic launched into Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” Tuesday night, guest Woody Allen was overheard privately cracking to pals, “Ninety-five percent of the audience thinks this is... ...
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George Clooney to Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Sep 15 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: yahoo

The award is given to an individual of demonstrated outstanding achievement — past winners include Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, and Morgan Freema ...
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George Cloney Set For Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award

Sep 15 2014 3:01pm CDT | Source: Deadline

The actor, writer, director and producer will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's career honor during the Golden Globe Awards on January 11. George Clooney already has three Globes to his credit.  "The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind ...
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Watch: Jason Schwartzman is a Bit of a Jerk in 'Listen Up Philip' Trailer

Sep 15 2014 2:54pm CDT | Source: First Showing

The last few films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival are starting to hit theaters as fall comes upon us, and one of those films is Listen Up Philip. The film comes from The Color Wheel director Alex Ross Perry and follows Jason Schwartzman as the snobby, prickish title character, an author on the verge of publishing his second novel, bound to be a success. But his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss) and a ...
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