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Chelsea Walls -- 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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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Ethan Hawke 
Writing credits
Nicole Burdette (play)

Nicole Burdette (written by)

Arthur Rimbaud  poem "Seasons in Hell"
Dylan Thomas  poems "Under Milk Wood" and "Lament"

Produced by
Alexis Alexanian .... producer
Sam Connelly .... associate producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Pamela Koffler .... producer (as Pamela R. Koffler)
Jon Marcus .... line producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Christine Vachon .... producer
Gary Winick .... producer
Original Music by
Jeff Tweedy 
Cinematography by
Tom Richmond (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Adriana Pacheco 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Rick Butler  (as Richard Butler)
Costume Design by
Catherine Marie Thomas  (as Catherine Thomas)
Makeup Department
Kyra Panchenko .... hair designer
Kyra Panchenko .... makeup designer
Production Management
Jake Abraham .... post-production supervisor
Carrie Fix .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eliot Gerstel .... second second assistant director
Doug Torres .... first assistant director
Carrie Fix .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Shannon Robert Bowen .... propmaster
Emmy Castlan .... art department intern
Heather Dunbar .... art department assistant
Bianca Terranova .... paintings and artwork
Sound Department
Ethan Beigel .... foley mixer for m&e
Tammy Douglas .... boom operator (as Tammy M. Douglas)
Robert Fernandez .... re-recording mixer
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... post-production sound editor
John Gutierrez .... boom operator (as John Gutierez)
Conor Guy .... assistant sound editor
Thomas Kodros .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Thomas G. Kodros)
Dick Kondas .... assistant sound engineer
Jamie Moore .... boom operator
Jeremy Segal .... boom operator
Ira Spiegel .... post-production sound editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Eleanor Harwood .... magic bullet producer: The Orphanage
Aaron Rhodes .... magic bullet colorist: The Orphanage
Camera and Electrical Department
Squire Fox .... still photographer
Oliver Kramer .... assistant camera
Marc-Eric Nielsen .... assistant camera
Stephanie Pequignot .... still photographer
Richard Rutkowski .... director of photography: collaborator
Erin Wile .... electrician
Erin Wile .... grip
Casting Department
Katharina Eggmann .... casting associate (as Katharina Eggman)
Sheryl Roberts .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mickey Carleton .... assistant to costume designer
Pamela Kezal .... assistant to costume designer
Editorial Department
Bucky Carr .... additional editor
Kelly Delevan .... second assistant editor
Deepa Donde .... additional editor
Paul Frank .... additional editor
Paul Frank .... second assistant editor
Kent McGrew .... color timer
Alan Oxman .... supervising editor
Richard Reiss .... additional editor
Daniel Shaw .... first assistant editor
Kim Worth .... additional editor
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Patrick Derivaz .... score recordist
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... music editor (as Jen Dunnington)
Glenn Kotche .... musician: music score
Alison LaCourse .... music assistant
Alex Steyermark .... executive music producer
Jeff Tweedy .... musician: music score
Other crew
Natasha Allaire .... production assistant
Steve Baganti .... production assistant
Paul Brennan .... production legal (as Paul Brennan Esq.)
Eddie Briggs .... paintings and artwork
Matthew K. Coleman .... assistant: Uma Thurman
Brent Cox .... production legal
Todd Eddings .... production assistant
Wendy Fulenwider .... paintings and artwork
Alejandro Garmendia .... paintings and artwork
Jennifer Gaylord .... production legal (as Jennifer Gaylord Esq.)
Matthew Gray .... production assistant (as Matt Gray)
Julia Judge .... creative consultant
Allyson King .... on-line services: Red Scare Inc.
Jeff Maksym .... production assistant
Lynn Marcus .... production legal (as Lynn Marcus Esq.)
Patrick Moore .... production assistant
Terrence Nelson .... production assistant
Michael Palan .... production assistant
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor
Bo Price .... production assistant
Dav Rauch .... title designer: The Orphanage
David Renfry .... paintings and artwork
Jimmy Simak .... production assistant (as Jim Simak)
Julie Slotnik .... production assistant (as Julie Slotnick)
Sarah Steinfeld .... production assistant
Mandy Tagger .... production assistant
Jane Tsighis .... production accountant
Laird Adamson .... special thanks
Venice Adrien .... thanks
Jane Alexander .... special thanks
Michael Almereyda .... special thanks
Stanley Bard .... thanks: Chelsea Hotel manager
Serena Bass .... thanks: Serena Retaurant
Pamela Berkeley .... thanks
Martin Bernstein .... thanks
Jennifer Brew .... thanks: Serena Retaurant
Ian Bricke .... special thanks
Adam Brooks .... special thanks
Andrew Brown .... special thanks
Vanessa Bus .... thanks
Steve Clark .... special thanks
Frank H. Connelly .... special thanks
Gerald DeCock .... thanks
Paula Dorf .... thanks
Jenifer Estess .... special thanks (as Jennifer Estess)
Russell Lee Fine .... special thanks (as Russell Fine)
Leonard Finger .... thanks
Paul Fitzgerald .... special thanks
Barbara Clement Gould .... special thanks
Josh Grier .... thanks
Barnaby Harris .... thanks
Isaac Hayes .... special thanks
Leo Holder .... thanks
Kit Hui .... special thanks
Luke Joerger .... special thanks
Alexia Landeau .... special thanks
Nicki Ledermann .... special thanks
Aaron Levine .... special thanks
Ellen Lewis .... thanks
Richard Linklater .... special thanks
Suzanne Lipschutz .... thanks
Bryan Lourd .... special thanks
Pat Lucas .... thanks
Tony Margherita .... thanks
Kevin McKenna .... special thanks
Mark Montano .... thanks
Bill Nisselson .... thanks
Evelyne Noraz .... special thanks
Yoko Ono .... special thanks
Austin Pendleton .... special thanks
Robert Reich .... thanks
William F. Reynolds .... thanks (as William Reynolds)
Jenny Robertson .... special thanks
Michael Robinson .... thanks
Alex Rockwell .... special thanks
Roxanne Rogers .... special thanks
Cindy Ross .... thanks
Mark Ross .... thanks
Jason Rothenberg .... special thanks
Katie Roumel .... special thanks
Peter Salett .... special thanks (as Peter Salet)
Sam Sheffer .... thanks: Serena Retaurant (as Sam Shaffer)
Edwin Sherin .... special thanks (as Ed Sherin)
Brad Simpson .... special thanks (as Bradford Simpson)
Andrew Sinclair .... special thanks
Kerri Smith .... special thanks
Emmanuel Stern .... thanks: Tribeca Grand Hotel
Quentin Tarantino .... special thanks
Marisa Tomei .... special thanks
Steph Turner .... thanks
Carin Ullman .... thanks
Heather Watts .... special thanks
Arnold Weinstein .... thanks
Angela White .... thanks

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  • Orphanage, The (visual effects and magic bullet digital post-production)
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Rated R for language
109 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ (cable rating) | Canada:A (Ontario) | Portugal:M/12 | USA:R

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Beyond Chelsea's Walls, 23 April 2002
Author: thejowatson from L.A.

Chelsea Walls ~ for me, was like peering into a snow globe, deep into the magnified lives of these haunting people who cohabit in the Chelsea Hotel. I loved every moment of the film, every spoken line, every expression, every look, every touch, every note of music, every movement of the camera, scanning a world that I felt akin to as well as intrusive of; I could not look away nor did I want to.

I fell in love with:

Mary (Natasha Richardson) ~ I just plain love her face while she is talking!

Bud and Greta (Kris Kristofferson and Tuesday Weld) ~ How could I believe they were performing? They tore me up with their intensity, then blew me away with their frailty.

Terry and Ross (Robert Sean Leonard and Steve Zahn) ~ The wise man and the devoted jester perhaps ? Though, not as defineable as you may think. I loved them immediately and related to each of them at both ends of the eccentricity spectrum.

Audrey and Val (Rosario Dawson and Mark Webber) ~ A multi faceted love story, comprehensible by their stark, possibly misguided devotion. Audrey's poem, as she read it to Val, and the simple artistry in the portrayal of the ensuing scenes roused the most tender of spots in my heart and soul.

Grace (Uma Thurman) ~ As boldly determined to let loose and create poetry as she is unassuming and timid in establishing a human connection. In an elusive way, the Chelsea's "anchor". Figure THAT out.

Frank (Vincent D'Onofrio) ~ Heh, what a face ~ The bold, determined, cut loose, creative artist who understands and endures Grace's indifference.

And.......... the somewhat older poet laureate of sorts, "haunting" the halls decked in a t-shirt and baseball cap quoting beautiful, inspiring poetry. His final performance of the movie brought my heart to my throat and the tears, once again overflowed unashamedly.

The memory of what I saw and heard is lingering still ~ I'm having a hard time letting go of this film ~ and I won't. That night, I was metamorphosed, surprised at this startling change; the letting go of trivialities and, the fathomable realization of the holiness of merely existing in this world with all who are merely doing the same.

Oh, there is so much more to tell you of..... you just NEED to experience this film for yourself. Peer into your own snow globe and delight in what you see there!

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