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Lulu on the Bridge -- This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy (Harvey Keitel) who's life is forever changed after he is accidently shot.


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Writer (WGA):
Paul Auster (written by)
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Release Date:
14 August 1998 (Norway) See more »
Is she real? ..or did he make her up?
A famous jazz saxophonist whose life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Harvey Keitel ... Izzy Maurer

Richard Edson ... Dave Reilly
Don Byron ... Tyrone Lord

Kevin Corrigan ... Man With Gun

Mira Sorvino ... Celia Burns

Victor Argo ... Pierre

Peggy Gormley ... Dr. Fisher

Harold Perrineau ... Bobby Perez

Gina Gershon ... Hannah

Sophie Auster ... Sonia Kleinman

Vanessa Redgrave ... Catherine Moore

Mandy Patinkin ... Philip Kleinman
Greg Johnson ... Stanley Mar

David Byrne ... 'Laughing Man' Escort
Holly Buczek ... Dying Girl

Lou Reed ... Not Lou Reed

Tom Gilroy ... Restaurant Man #1
Paul Lazar ... Restaurant Man #2

Michael Cerveris ... Restaurant Man #3

Slava Schoot ... Russian Thug
Henry Yuk ... Chinese Thug

Fred Norris ... German Thug

Willem Dafoe ... Dr. Van Horn
Brian McGuinness ... Pursuer #1
Neil Donovan ... Pursuer #2

Socorro Santiago ... Paramedic #1

O.L. Duke ... Paramedic #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dana Lyn Baron ... Nancy (scenes deleted)

Cara Buono ... Molly (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Stockard Channing ... Celia's Agent (voice) (uncredited)

Giancarlo Esposito ... Black (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Jared Harris ... Alvin Shine (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Karen Sillas ... Candy (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Josef Sommer ... Peter Shine (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Nick Stellate ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Auster 
Writing credits
Paul Auster (written by)

Produced by
Jane Barclay .... executive producer
Melissa Chesman .... associate producer
Ira Deutchman .... executive producer
Sharon Harel .... executive producer
Greg Johnson .... producer
Amy J. Kaufman .... producer
Peter Newman .... producer
Original Music by
John Lurie 
Graeme Revell 
Cinematography by
Alik Sakharov 
Film Editing by
Tim Squyres 
Casting by
Ann Goulder 
Heidi Levitt 
Production Design by
Kalina Ivanov 
Art Direction by
Ed Check 
Costume Design by
Adelle Lutz 
Makeup Department
Leslie Fuller .... makeup department head
Production Management
Yael Melamede .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Roth .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey T. Bernstein .... second assistant director
Joan G. Bostwick .... second second assistant director
Bailey Marks .... trainee assistant director
Robert E. Warren .... first assistant director
Art Department
James Bono .... assistant property master
Roburta Burroughs .... art department intern
Lauren Doner .... scenic artist
Janene Higgins .... graphic designer
Wayne T. Leonard .... props assistant
Jeff Mazzola .... property master
nicole Stiegelbauer .... scenic shop person
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... sound
Benjamin Cheah .... foley supervisor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
Sean Huff .... assistant sound editor
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator: Dublin
Jen Ralston .... foley editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Nicholas Renbeck .... dialogue editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Brian Williams .... sound designer
Jerry Yuen .... utility sound
Special Effects by
Paul Camarro .... on set dresser
Peter Kunz .... special effects
Bill Traynor .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Fritz Archer .... digital effects editor
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
Scott Dougherty .... digital effects producer: Cinesite
Tanya Doyle .... Visual Effects Production Assistant
Michael Eringis .... digital effects artist
Michael Feder .... digital effects coordinator
Jesse Hollander .... digital effects artist
Mitch Kopelman .... digital effects supervisor
Vincent Lavares .... technical assistant supervisor: Cinesite
Christopher Scollard .... digital effects producer
John Siczewicz .... senior digital artist: Blue Sky Studios
Tim Speltz .... technical assistant
Leon Xiao .... chief systems administrator
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Anthony Condren .... stunt safety
Joe Condren .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Butler .... focus puller
Darryl Byrne .... clapper loader dailies
Brian Carmichael .... video operator
Andy Day .... gaffer
Brant S. Fagan .... Steadicam operator
Michael Fradianni .... generator operator
Abbot Genser .... still photographer
David Grennan .... clapper loader
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jamie A. Marlowe .... assistant camera
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip
James McMillan .... key grip
Rick Raphael .... Steadicam operator
Patrick Redmond .... still photographer: Dublin
Gerard Sava .... assistant camera
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Rebecca L. Murray .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe supervisor
Tim McKelvey .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Tom Cross .... second assistant editor
Susan Littenberg .... first assistant editor
Shelby Siegel .... apprentice editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Shelly Westerman .... apprentice editor
Charles Herzfeld .... film lab coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Ashley Revell .... music editor
Brian Williams .... music designer
Other crew
Naoise Barry .... co-location manager: Ireland
Suzo Barzman .... assistant: Ms. Sorvino
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... legal services
Larry Donahue .... chef
Lori Keith Douglas .... production coordinator
Betsy Friedman .... production assistant
Damon Michael Gordon .... location scout
Steve Kornacki .... assistant production coordinator
Jesse Nye .... production assistant
Lauri Pitkus .... location manager
Carla Raij .... assistant location manager
Peggy Robinson .... production assistant
Eric Yellin .... key production assistant
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Denis O'Sullivan .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Juliette Binoche .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, brief strong language and sensuality
103 min | Argentina:112 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

The character of Dr. Van Horn was originally written for novelist Salman Rushdie, a good friend of Paul Auster. Because the fatwah issued against Rushdie by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989 had not been lifted, production costs would have exploded because of the necessary security to guard Rushdie. The part eventually went to Willem Dafoe.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Hannah:You still don't know who I am, do you? After all these years, you still don't have a clue.See more »


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Passing Grade, 30 May 2011
Author: samkan from Poconos, Pennsylvania

I first separate films such as this (some refer to them as "art" films) into two categories. Does the maker(s) take the attitude, "I'm an insightful, sensitive genius and if you fail to notice you're an imbecile." or does he/she/they make an attempt to have the work be interesting and thought provoking to the average person? I put LULU in the latter category. It seems to me the work was truly trying to place some positive human attributes, aspirations, etc., above this life of suffering and sorrow. The acting was also exceptionally good.

But even if a film passes the sincerity test, it does not necessarily mean it works and/or is a great film. LULU lacks the sheer audacity of a David Lynch flick, the disturbing impact of a Von Triar movie or the passion of a Herzog effort (I'd throw Aranofsky in, but he's really mainstream). Its enjoyable enough to watch but I didn't find myself torturing myself later on to find answers because I just don't think there was enough behind LULU's creation to make examination efforts worthwhile. I am left with some pleasant thoughts of love and life angst. But LULU just doesn't qualify as a heavy; e.g., like BLUE VELVET, DOGVILLE, or GRIZZLY MAN. Would definitely watch another film by this dude though.

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