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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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Ridley Scott Says He Will “Probably” Direct the BLADE RUNNER Sequel After THE MARTIAN; Talks PROMETHEUS 2

Aug 25 2014 6:18pm CDT | Source: Collider

Ridley Scott is a lot like Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen in that he’s become an incredibly prolific filmmaker in his 70s, but he differs from those two directors in that the projects he’s tackling are massive.  In the last four years, Scott has directed Robin Hood, Prometheus, The Counselor, and most recently the Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, and in between he found time to helm a pilot called The Vatican that Showtime ultimately passed on.  Scott is next gearing up to shoot the s ...
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2 weeks ago

EMMYS: Actors Leave Their Mark By Working From The Director’s Chair

Aug 12 2014 5:25pm CDT | Source: Deadline

The answer is one of Hollywood's oldest clichés: Ask an actor about career aspirations and you'll get some variation of, "What I really want to do is direct." Well, maybe they all don't want to, but it certainly tops many an actor's bucket list. The desire to move into the director's chair seems to have become a natural progression for several series television performers. While some filmmakers--Woody Allen and David O. Russell among them--tend to return to ...
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2 weeks ago

Why Do Awards And Festivals Honor Controversial Artists Like Roman Polanski?

Aug 12 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: Deadline

It seems odd that either the Festival del film Locarno or Roman Polanski thought that honoring the filmmaker for lifetime achievement would be a good idea. This is the second recent time–after Woody Allen’s Golden Globe tribute was followed by a phalanx of nasty tweets from his ex-wife Mia Farrow and estranged biological son Dylan Farrow–that an award sparked more shame than honor on its recipient. Citing “unacceptable interference of some in the artistic liberty of the ...
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James Cameron’s ‘Deepsea Challenge 3D’ Can’t Surface An Audience In Specialty Box Office Debut

Aug 10 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: Deadline

James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D, a doc sponsored by National Geographic that features box-office king of the world Cameron diving to the deepest spot in the ocean, ran aground on the shoals of audience indifference in its debut in this weekend’s specialty box office.  Deepsea, directed by John Bruno with Ray Quint, opened in more than 300 locations Friday, a relatively big opening debut for a specialty release. But getting people into those 300+ theaters proved a challenge, as it ...
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3 weeks ago

‘Calvary’ Has A Prayer At Specialty Box Office As ‘A Most Wanted Man’ Is Solid In Expansion

Aug 3 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Fox Searchlight‘s Calvary handily topped the few other Specialty titles debuting this weekend, though results for the drama – about a priest facing vengeful death threats for the crimes of others – were by no means heavenly. The film starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’Dowd and directed by John Michael McDonagh, grossed $72K in four theaters for an $18K PTA. Higher-profile, limited-release holdovers – including Woody Allen‘s Magic In The Moonlight and Lionsgate/Roadside’s A Mos ...
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3 weeks ago

Weekend Movie Preview: August 1, 2014

Aug 1 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The weekend movie preview could not be more thrilled that it is August 1. That means one thing: Guardians of the Galaxy is finally here!  But that Marvel movie is not alone in bringing the awesome this first week of the last month of the summer movie season. Get On Up lands in theaters and could be more of a perfect biopic of the legendary Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown.  And Woody Allen is back in the romantic comedy business with Magic in the Moonlight, starring a fantastic C ...
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3 weeks ago

Daily Digest: Shaq, a big crash and Woody Allen

Aug 1 2014 7:10am CDT | Source: canoe

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4 weeks ago

Magic in the Moonlight to close Sarajevo

Jul 29 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: screen daily

Woody Allen’s 1920s feature to close Sarajevo at the large Open Ai ...
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4 weeks ago

Joaquin Phoenix Eyed for ‘Doctor Strange’

Jul 25 2014 2:19pm CDT | Source: slash film

Rumors about who might play Doctor Strange have been swirling for years now, involving everyone from Justin Theroux to Benedict Cumberbatch. But as Phase Three draws near, it’s time for Marvel to zero in on some serious contenders. And today, we’ve heard that their top pick is none other than Joaquin Phoenix. Hit the jump to get the dirt on Doctor Strange Joaquin Phoenix. TheWrap reports that while Phoenix has yet to close a deal, he’s gotten as f ...
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