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Chelsea Walls (2001)

R  |   |  Drama  |  21 September 2001 (USA)
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This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.

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In New York's storied Chelsea Hotel, a novelist, a dancer, a painter, a poet, an aged jazz singer, and a young troubadour sort out their personal and artistic lives within walls haunted by the likes of Dylan Thomas, O. Henry, and Sarah Bernhardt. A boozy novelist balances wife, mistress, and stories. A dancer who's a waitress in the basement club chooses between a Hollywood jerk and a local painter. A youth from Minnesota who composes and sings may be the next Bob Dylan. A poet decides to give her feckless boyfriend another chance, even as her eyes tell us she knows what's ahead. An old jazz artist wants to place a bet and share his love for Lady Day. These walls do seem to talk. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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21 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,003 (USA) (19 April 2002)

Gross:

$59,675 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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Ross: You're Bob Dylan? By any chance can I kiss your boot?
Terry Olsen: Fuck off.
Ross: Hey! You're from Minnesota, aren't ya? You must be him! Huh?
Terry Olsen: Seriously dude, fuck off.
Ross: Bob! Bob! Bob! Bob! Hey, listen to this, you're not going to believe this, man. I am down in the lobby, right? Right?
Terry Olsen: Yeah?
Ross: There's this guy, puttin' up a paintin'. So, I'm like, helpin' 'em with the ladder and shit. He tells me, he lives here, in a room just like this one... but he's got it all for free. Yup, all he's gotta do is give a paintin'...
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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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What a Little Moonlight Can Do
(1934)
Written by Harry M. Woods (as Harry Woods)
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Drive Entertainment Inc.
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Ethan Hawkes Experiment
24 September 2003 | by (Mississippi, United States) – See all my reviews

This film seems to be more of an experiment than a full fledged film. It has moments of brilliance but it is in dire need of plot structure. I also didn't connect to many of the characters because I was not full aware of what made them who they are. Why are they eccentric and odd people?It seems Hawke was trying to evoke Linklater(Waking Life,Tape,Dazed and Confused) as it has odd dialogue and quite stretches of dialogue. I did like the unique mood and many scenes were shot well. It just had flaws in it's design. I would like to see another Hawke film, albeit more polished. The dogma style is interesting and it has a solid cast that simply tries hard to rise above the mediocre material. Good performance from Robert Sean Leonard.


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