Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona Featurette Video
by Alex Billington
August 12, 2008
"A sun-drenched splendor that never falters." From the first time the cast for Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona was announced, I knew it was going to be something I'd eventually be looking forward to seeing. Plus, in my one visit to Barcelona, I found it to be an amazingly beautiful city, a perfect place to set a comedy like this. Remarkably, this movie is due out in theaters on Friday and its hardly got any buzz - so I thought I'd throw this featurette out there and possibly strike up some late buzz for its release. And to top it all off, here's a bit from a positive review by David Denby of the New Yorker: "In this movie, [Allen] has put actors with first-class temperament on the screen, and his writing is both crisp and ambivalent: he works everything out with a stringent thoroughness that still allows room for surprise."
Thanks to MSN for debuting this featurette and reminding me the yet another Woody Allen film arrives in theaters this weekend. Hopefully this featurette in combination with the trailer is enough to convince everyone to head to the theater to see this. The film currently has an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Watch the featurette from Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona:
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is both written and directed by legendary filmmaker Woody Allen. This is Allen's 41st feature film, following Cassandra's Dream and Scoop from the past few years. The film first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and will be distributed by The Weinstein Company this fall. Vicky Cristina Barcelona currently arrives in theaters starting on August 15th.
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Allen is still living back in the 70s. There is just THAT amount of so called witty dialogue the audience can take nowdays. His movies have become some kind of a tired repeatance of the same formula that never surprises. Same themes, same troubles, same personalities and never changing stillshots of people talkig for what it seems for hours. It has been done better by other directors nowdays. Actors seem to take part in his flicks simply because his movies are not yet considered being independent, meaning they still get some cash and they want to make some kind of "art" like film.
Shige on Aug 12, 2008
Actors want to be a part of Woody Allen's movies because it is a high test recognition for them ... because Allen is not Hollywood ... Allen is Allen and he have his methods and theories in movie making ... I see his work more like an European movie maker not American because his terms and stories and the look of his movies are mostly realistic ...but in funny ways ... or in another word I : the realism is the European and the fun is the American ...and he know the good way to mix both together and make a great movies ... It is not that difficult to understand Allen ... 😉
Shero on Aug 12, 2008
For once I'm with Shero. Allen newest work looks as classic as his originals. I'll be seeing this Friday for certain...
Conrad on Aug 12, 2008
I agree with you #2 when you say it is a recognition test. Its a prestige for them to be in an Allen film. allthough the audience could not give less damn about his flicks nowdays. It is as I said a mere attempt to do the "non hollywood" film as in, been there done that, nothing else. His movies are non hollywood if you talk about the financing and the setting, not the plot and screenwriting which is the A4 hollywood standard as in everything he has aver done.
Shige on Aug 13, 2008
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