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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

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A famous jazz saxophonist whose life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.

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A jazz saxophonist loses his capability to play when he is injured in a shooting at a café where he was playing. He sinks into depression when everyone charges in to take care of him, including his ex-wife. However, he discovers a stone with a telephone number attached. Returning the stone, he meets a young aspiring actress who in one of those film coincidences is listening to his music. Soon the two begin an affair which is fouled by his over-obsessiveness with her which costs them both a job at a restaurant. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, brief strong language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Juliette Binoche was originally cast in the Mira Sorvino role. She had to pull out at the last minute. She is thanked in the movie credits. See more »

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When Izzy is at Celia's apartment for the first time and closes the curtains to make it dark, there is a lot of light coming in even with the curtains closed. When they turn the lights off, the room is very dark. See more »

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Hannah: You still don't know who I am, do you? After all these years, you still don't have a clue.
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Disappointment of a lifetime
15 May 2001 | by (Reykjavik, Iceland) – See all my reviews

Being an eager fan of Paul Austers writing I was very excited to get a chance to watch a film which he had both written and directed. All of his novels are clever, philosophical, and thrilling at the same time.

This movie, however, was a huge disappointment! The whole story, the script, and especially the pretentious acting made the watching of this film a semi-horror. Sorry to say, my idol, Paul Auster obviously has achieved a master degree in writing novels, while the form of a movie script seems to suit him all too badly.

My hopes for the future are twofold: either Mr. Auster learns from this experience how to do better movies or, simply, he'll stick to what he does best: writing novels!

As for all of you who have only seen this film and not read any of his novels: go now! to the library and dig in!


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