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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.

Director:

Paul Auster

Writer:

Paul Auster
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... Izzy Maurer
Richard Edson ... Dave Reilly
Don Byron 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 Greg Johnson ... Stanley Mar
David Byrne ... 'Laughing Man' Escort
Holly Buczek Holly Buczek ... Dying Girl
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Storyline

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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Is she real? ..or did he make her up?


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Rated PG-13 for some violence, brief strong language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1998 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotevmenoi eos tin aioniotita See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Dr. Van Horn (Willem Dafoe) writes on a scrap of paper: "Celia - s 'il y a". This pun is based on a similarity between a girl's name and a phrase in French meaning something like "if she exists" or "if she is there". It is a direct reference to Samuel Beckett's novel "Murphy" (1938): Celia, lover of an eponymous character, has an uncle, Mr. Willoughby Kelly, who comes up with this piece of bilingual wordplay. Paul Auster has consistently acknowledged Beckett's influence on his own oeuvre. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Edited into American Masters: Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (2002) See more »

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Love this movie - well parts of it.
17 December 2003 | by VivaMontapenaSee all my reviews

I just love this movie. Well parts of it. The entire movie, up until Izzy get's kidnapped, is great. I, believe it or not, did feel the connection between Izzy and Celia. I love Willem Defoe, however it just dragged after that point. I bought the book, have the soundtrack, just love love love it. I especially love the restaurant scene where Izzy loses his temper. Funny.


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