Filmmaker Woody Allen is often praised for his witty dialogue and the A-list ensemble he manages to collaborate with in each of his features. Allen’s features, however, are also blessed with a beautiful visual sense. During what some may considered his creative peak, Allen extensively worked with cinematographer Gordon Willis (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose). Allen’s work with Carlo Di Palma was also revered thanks to their work on Hannah and her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway,and the criminally underrated Shadows and Fog.
Allen’s latest director of photography choice is Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, Reds), and Storaro’s painterly, golden light was evident in last year’s Cafe Society and now with Wonder Wheel.
Click on the media bar to hear Allen discuss working with Storaro, who’s considered one of cinema’s most talented cinematographers:
Wonder Wheel, starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake, is now playing nationwide.
Debuting tonight on ABC, 666 PARK AVENUE hopes to be the network equivalent of cable’s award-winning AMERICAN HORROR STORY and, to a very large extent, succeeds wickedly. Set in the titular Manhattan luxury apartment owned by a couple wedded to each other as well as to their taste for the diabolical, the series is part ROSEMARY’S BABY and part THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE as it mixes horror and humor to delightful effect. Created by DAVID WILCOX and inspired by a series of novels by GABRIELLA PIERCE (also a co-writer on the series), the show’s familiar cast is toplined by TERRY O’QUINN (LOST) and VANESSA WILLIAMS (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES).
Sitting down with O’QUINN and WILLIAMS at the recent Television Critics Association press tour, he talked about his character in the series.
Opening on Broadway in less than two weeks, MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is the iconic boxer’s rare, personal recounting of his exploits in and out of the ring over the course of a career spent largely in the headlines. Presented by producer JAMES M. NEDERLANDER, the show is slated to run July 31 – August 5 at the Longacre Theater.
A solo performance directed by SPIKE LEE and with a book by KIKI TYSON and RANDY JOHNSON, the show might vary from one night to the next as TYSON is wont to embellish stories as he goes along. At the recent press conference to announce the project, LEE confessed that this will be a collaboration in which the Champ might take some liberties. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
As announced yesterday at a Manhattan press conference, SPIKE LEE will make his Broadway directorial debut with a production of MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH, the iconic boxer’s one-man recounting of his exploits in and out of the ring. Presented by producer JAMES M. NEDERLANDER, the show is slated to run July 31 – Aug. 5 at the Longacre Theater.
Addressing entertainment reporters yesterday afternoon, TYSON talked about being approached by LEE, the genesis of the show and the kinds of stories he’ll be telling. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO) LANGUAGE NSFW
Opening in theaters today, LOLA VERSUS focuses on the healing power of friendship as a young woman works to cope with the fact that her long-time boyfriend has dumped her just three weeks before their wedding. Co-written (with ZOE LISTER-JONES, who also co-stars) and directed by DARYL WEIN, the cast includes GRETA GERWIG, DEBRA WINGER, JOEL KINNAMAN, BILL BULLMAN, HAMISH LINKLATER and CHEYENNE JACKSON.
During our recent interview with GERWIG, she confessed that she may have a couple of things in common with the character she plays in the film but says Lola’s problems are bigger than her own. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)