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What you're looking at below is a screenshot from the new Film Experience site (opening in a couple of weeks) in the "top tens" section... which is more like a "top 1" for each year from 1920-1979 (until I see or revisit more films from those years).
Woody Allen made my favorite films of 1977 (Annie Hall), 1979 (Manhattan) and 1985 (The Purple Rose of Cairo) and came very close to doing so in 1986 (Hannah and Her Sisters) and 1992 (Husbands and Wives). I haven't done the math but he's way up their under "most represented filmmaker" in my personal bliss lists. Other repeat #1 champs are Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks and William Wyler. But you'll see those lists soon enough.
Though I've expressed concern about Woody Allen's qualitative if not quantitative decline in various posts (I've nearly hated the last two films, Whatever Works and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger), he has »
- NATHANIEL R
October 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Is Rachael McAdams dating actor Michael Sheen? If reports are to be believed, the pair has been spotted holding each other’s hands and taking a stroll close to the actress’ home in Toronto. Both actors had been earlier photographed sharing common meals while at work on the sets of the Woody Allen production “Midnight In Paris”. However, there has been no official statement from the couple in this regard.
In a recent interview given to the media during the premiere of “Midnight In Paris” at the Toronto Film Festival 2010, all Michael Sheen would divulge about his experience of working with Rachael McAdams was the fact that she was a great co-star and a talented actress!. »
International actors, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux are the most recent additions to the Mission: Impossible 4 cast; which already includes: Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt), Ving Rhames (Luther Stickell), and Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn).
Ms. Seydoux is a French actress who appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds as well as Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. She is also starring in Woody Allen’s upcoming Midnight In Paris. The actress will play a villain in M:i-4, which is currently in production in a variety of international locales – including a planned trip to Dubai.
- Roth Cornet
The 31-year-old actress was photographed with the British actor in Toronto as the pair was strolling hand-in-hand around the actress’s hometown, reports mirror.co.uk.
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Lea Seydoux, the French actress who recently appeared in Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" and the opening farmhouse scene of "Inglourious Basterds," will square off against Tom Cruise in Paramount's fourth "Mission: Impossible" movie.
Seydoux will play the lead female villain in the pic, which just began shooting in Europe.
The movie features two Europeans as its heavies, with Michael Nyqvist, the actor who played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and its sequels, already on board as the male side of the villain coin. The movie, being directed by Brad Bird, has new franchise faces Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Vladimir Mashkov joining regulars Cruise, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg.
The "Mission: Impossible" movie is 25-year-old Seydoux's latest foray into English-language production. »
- By Borys Kit
Michael Sheen is reportedly dating Rachel McAdams. The pair were spotted holding hands as they strolled through Toronto at the weekend, and also amazed onlookers with their close behavior at the after-party of the Welsh actor's new movie 'Beautiful Boy', which premiered in the Canadian city last month.According to eTalk.com, the pair - who recently worked together on new movie 'Midnight In Paris' - were "glued to one another" while "engaged in intense conversation for hours" at the bash. Although the pair are yet to comment on whether or not they are an item, 41-year-old Michael recently spoke of his admiration for Rachel, 31. The 'Tron: Legacy' star - who has an 11-year-old daughter Lily with his ex-girlfriend Kate Beckinsale - said: "She is a genuinely lovely lady as well as being stunningly beautiful and very talented so, you know, she's got it all going on there. »
Woody Allen has defended sexy French First Lady Carla Bruni from her critics. The American director says working with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on his latest film Midnight In Paris was a delight, not a problem as some reports and critics have claimed.The legendary filmmaker has slammed reports that the former supermodel, who has a small part in the movie as a museum guide, was a handful during the shoot in the French capital. "She was no problem at all," Allen said speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival. "I was delighted with her." Rumors that Bruni-Sarkozy's scenes required dozens of takes were unfounded, Allen said. He also dismissed claims that he had replaced her with another actress. "This is a hundred percent untrue," he told the Associated Press. "She's in the picture. Everything she shot is in the picture. I love her. She's great. It's not a big part, but it's a respectable part. »
The director also rubbished claims that he re-shot her scenes with another actress and axed her from the film.
Allen also said that he did a typical eight or 10 takes with Bruni, contrary to claims that it took her 32 takes to shoot a scene.
“She was no problem at all. I was delighted with her,” the Mirror quoted Woody as saying at the Toronto International Film Festival.
He also said Bruni was not replaced. »
Woody Allen has denied reports that he found Carla Bruni-Sarkozy difficult to work with during the production of his upcoming film. The Oscar-winning director dismissed rumours that the French first lady clashed with cast and crew during the shoot for Midnight In Paris, according to The AP. "She was no problem at all," he said. "I was delighted with her." The Annie Hall filmmaker also refuted recent press claims that Bruni-Sarkozy's scenes would be excised from the final cut of the movie. "This is a hundred per cent untrue," he said. "She's in the picture. Everything she shot is (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Is Lea Seydoux replacing Carla Bruni-Sarkozy? France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy might get her part cut out of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris after 25-year-old French actress Léa Seydoux was hired to re-shoot all of her scenes as a precaution, reports The Daily Mail.
The 42-year-old Carla Bruni-Sarkozy caused widespread amusement in July when she took dozens of takes to perform a few simple dramatic tasks during the filming of Midnight in Paris, including walking in and out of a bread shop while saying nothing, and then carrying a small baguette while looking serious.
A spokesman for Midnight in Paris revealed that the film will be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival next May, and nobody would know exactly who is appearing in it until then.
Set photos from 30 Minutes or Less, Sean Penn in make-up for This Must Be The Place, Daniel Craig on the set of Cowboys vs. Aliens, Mads Mikkelsen in costume on The Three Musketeers, and Martin Scorsese himself and set decoration for "The Invention of Hugo Cabret".
Further first look photos from Everything Must Go, Good Neighbours, Henry's Crime, Hereafter, The High Cost of Living, The King's Speech, Passion Play, True Grit, What's Wrong with Virginia, Yogi Bear.
- Garth Franklin
Paris -- This summer, the famous "Hollywood" sign might have been more appropriately placed in front of the Eiffel Tower. From "Gossip Girl" to the "Material Girl" to Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese, Paris' streets have been sparkling with Tinseltown star power during what typically are slow summer months in the French capital.
Although the city always has provided aesthetically pleasing backdrops and culinary and cultural delights, the Eiffel Tower and croissants alone aren't responsible for the sudden onslaught of activity. The fact that they're all on sale, however, is.
France's 20% tax rebate for foreign productions, capped at €4 million, has sparked a filming frenzy in Paris with such major directors as Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen and Scorsese plus U.S. studios including Paramount and Universal taking advantage of both the country's technical savvy and the lower cost of shooting.
"Production has been more concentrated on Paris this year than other regions of France, »
- By Rebecca Leffler
We have a soft spot for Rachel McAdams and Owen Wilson. Maybe it’s because they’ve both been subject to scrutiny after their previous high-profile relationships, or maybe it’s just because we watch Wedding Crashers pretty much every time it’s on HBO, but we can’t help but pull for these two. They’re just so darn likable! (Don’t get us started on Luke Wilson though - the combination his At&T commercials and the upcoming Middle Men is just bad news.) The pair is filming the latest Woody Allen movie, Midnight In Paris, in the French capital and has been rumored to be getting cozy offscreen. One source says “After one scene at a flea market in Saint-Ouen outside Paris, Owen was playing with her hair and being really affectionate. Even for a pair of luvvies, it was very flirtatious. The gossip on set is »
- Liz Black
Rachel McAdams and Owen Wilson were joined by director Woody Allen last night on the French set of Midnight in Paris. It was the duo's latest evening of working together on the movie, which Owen's been shooting for the past month with Marion Cotillard and Carla Bruni. Rachel joined the production just a few weeks ago following a quick Summer trip to NYC. Her stay in Europe meant she had to miss Sunday's Teen Choice Awards, but Rachel still managed to snag a win after being chosen as the Choice Movie Actress in an Action or Adventure for her role in Sherlock Holmes. View 5 Photos › »
Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard has said that she is proud to be working with esteemed director Woody Allen. Speaking to Interview Magazine, Cotillard explained that she regards working with Allen on his new film Midnight In Paris to be a career landmark. "He's a maestro," said Cotillard. "I still can't believe I am going to do a movie with him." Midnight In Paris follows a couple who are forced to question whether a way of life different (more) »
- By Justin Harp
The former model wrote to bosses behind the hit U.S. series praising them for their work on the programme - and now they've asked her to star in an upcoming special.
Producer Carol Mendelsohn tells France's Pure People, "Carla Bruni wrote to us to say she absolutely adored our show. So we would be delighted to offer her a part in our CSI film set in France."
The two-hour CSI special will be set in Paris.
Rachel McAdams was on the set of Midnight in Paris this afternoon in the French capital with director Woody Allen. She was first spotted working on the film last week, when she shared a late night in front of the cameras with costar Owen Wilson. Rachel and Owen reunited on Woody's latest movie after they shared the big screen in Wedding Crashers, and this time they're teaming up with Marion Cotillard and the French first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. View 5 Photos › »
It's not the biggest surprise in the world to see auteur Woody Allen filming his latest movie, Midnight In Paris, in and around Paris France, but since when did Madonna start directing movies? Well, apparently the picture she started filming there recently entitled W.E. is the 2nd film she's directed, after something called Filth And Wisdom, back in 2008 (news to me). Madonna's flick is about King Edward VIII, is set in the 1930s and »
Rachel McAdams had a late night yesterday on the Paris set of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris with costar Owen Wilson. Owen has been hard at work on the movie for the last few weeks, shooting with costars Marion Cotillard and even the French first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Rachel's in Europe after a few months spent at home in Canada, where she caught up with old friends and took care of some business. She'll log even more time traveling in the coming months as she gears up for the November release of her Morning Glory. Her director Woody, meanwhile, has another project on the way - his You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, featuring Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, and Freida Pinto, arrives in theaters this September. View 10 Photos › To see more Rachel, just read more. View 10 Photos › »
This past February, we learned that Woody Allen had decided to add a little French politics into his new film by casting Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the first lady of France, in a role. It was a surprising choice. Though the first lady is a former supermodel and singer, she'd had no previous acting experience (save a few cinematic appearances as herself). Even she seemed surprised by Allen's choice, telling the press that she's not an actress and might be "absolutely terrible" in the film.
But Allen stuck to his decision, and Midnight in Paris went into production. Just the other day, Allen shot an outdoor scene with Bruni-Sarkozy, and the plan was simple. She walks into a grocery store, comes out with a baguette. No lines. No funny business. But what should've been an in-and-out blip seems to have turned into a directorial nightmare.
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- Monika Bartyzel
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