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Woody Allen Talks The Inspiration Of Italian Cinema For 'To Rome With Love'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 21, 2012 1:59 PM
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“With Woody Allen, you have someone who is responsible for more memorable moments than anyone who’s ever been involved in films,” says Alec Baldwin, one of the stars of “To Rome With Love,” who joined various cast members and the director in New York City to talk with press with about the film. The 42nd film of the career of the writer, director and legend, Allen doesn’t have to go far to find an exciting collaborator like Baldwin, who bluntly says, “When he calls you and asks you to come and do this, if you’re available, you go.”

Woody Allen Says He Once Offered A Part To Tonya Harding, Was Considering Princess Diana For A Role As Well

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 6:30 PM
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While Woody Allen is known for commanding starry, ensemble casts who will work for next to nothing to just to appear in his films, he's generally shied away from stunt casting. But doing the press rounds for his latest European trifle, "To Rome With Love" (read our review here), he reveals he once had a couple of...interesting names in mind for roles in his movies, one of whom he actually even made an offer to.

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'To Rome With Love' Is Another Minor Foreign Postcard From Woody Allen

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • June 15, 2012 7:36 AM
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In the recent PBS "American Masters" portrait of Woody Allen by director Robert Weide, Allen describes how he has a file folder filled with hundreds of loglines for movies he has come up with over the years; after completing each film, he sorts through them, finds one that speaks to him at the time and writes it up. To that end, "To Rome With Love" feels like four minor stories that Allen found in a pile and loosely stitched together in a narrative tied to Rome. That said, Rome is beautiful, and a mouthwatering set for any director. Unfortunately, you can't build a movie on a set alone.

Exclusive: Behind The Scenes Photos From Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 12:03 PM
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If you can't get away this summer, Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love" might just be the next best thing. After taking audiences to the most romantic city in the world last year with "Midnight In Paris," Allen returns to cinemas with another Euro-flavored ensemble comedy with "To Rome With Love," an Italian getaway that you can savor at your local arthouse.

Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay & Peter Sarsgaard Join Woody Allen's Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 3:18 PM
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Well, casting has wrapped up on Woody Allen's next film and one pleasant surprise, one curveball and one solid actor have all come aboard the picture.

Ben Linus From 'Lost' Joins Woody Allen's Next Film, Will Probably Be Creepy In It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 6:42 PM
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"Lost" may be over, but Ben Linus continues to creep us out thanks to Michael Emerson's magnificent portrayal of the enigmatic member of the Dharma Initiative. And for better or worse, that persona is one that continues to be attached to Emerson, even after the series has ended.

Mark Duplass Joins Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Bobby Cannavale Joins Woody Allen's Latest

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 12:06 PM
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Even aside from his superb films, co-directed with his brother Jay, like "Baghead," "Cyrus" and "Jeff Who Lives At Home," we've been seeing more and more of Mark Duplass as an actor recently. The writer/director/star appears in cult comedy series "The League," and has recently cropped up in indie festival favorites like "Your Sister's Sister" and "Safety Not Guaranteed," as well as a role in Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion." But it looks like the actor's just taken his first major studio role, in a film that's one of our most anticipated of the year.

New Photo: Ellen Page & Jesse Eisenberg, Plus New English Teaser Poster

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 6:30 PM
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Spring has sprung, and along with fewer clothes, that pretty much has come to mean one thing in the movie world: that a new Woody Allen film can't be far away. The director's released a film, almost always at this time of year, like clockwork (the last time he skipped one: 1981, between "Stardust Memories" and "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.") This year's installment sees him head to Italy for the first time, for "To Rome With Love," which has assembled the usual impressive cast including Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill and, for the first time since 2006's "Scoop," Allen himself.

Alec Baldwin Joins Woody Allen's Next Pic; Reunites With Russell Brand For 'Man That Rocks The Cradle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2012 1:17 PM
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With "30 Rock" getting picked up by NBC for one last, shortened, 13-episode season, it looks like Alec Baldwin is going to have a bit more time on his hands. The actor is starting to fill up his calendar and is calling on a couple of recent pals to help him do so.

Sally Hawkins Joins Woody Allen's Next Film, Shooting In San Francisco & New York Slated For This Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2012 2:42 PM
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For a moment there, it looked we wouldn't be getting our annual dose of Woody Allen next year. We figured that with the director busy with a rare acting gig in John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" and preparing "Bullets Over Broadway" for Broadway in 2013, he wouldn't have time to get behind the camera as he does each summer. Turns out, Allen is sticking to the schedule and continues to build the cast for his next movie.

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