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Old 01-14-08, 09:10 PM
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"New York, je t'aime" AKA "New York, I Love You" (Sequel to Paris, je t'aime)

Saw this and thought this was really interesting. I liked Paris, je t'aime and can't wait to see how they do New York. As of now Spike Lee is not attached but I cannot see how this is possible. If there is any director that I would want on this project it would be Lee.
Directors attached:

*Joshua Marston ("Maria Full of Grace", Tv's "Six Feet Under")
*Fatih Akin ("Auf der anderen Seite(On the Other Side)")
*Zach Braff ("Garden State")
*The Hughes Brothers ("From Hell", "Dead Presidents")
*Wen Jiang ("Warriors of Heaven and Earth", "The Sun Also Rises")
*Yvan Attal ("My Wife Is an Actress")
*Anthony Minghella ("Cold Mountain", "The Talented Mr. Ripley", "The English Patient")
*Mira Nair ("Monsoon Wedding", "Salaam Bombay!", "Vanity Fair", "The Namesake")
*Chan-wook Park ("Oldboy", "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", "Lady Vengeance")
*Brett Ratner (Rush Hour Trilogy, "Red Dragon", "The Family Man", "X-Men: The Last Stand")
*Andrei Zvyagintsev ("Izgnanie", "Vozvrashcheniye (The Return)"
*Scarlett Johansson (Directorial Debut)



here is a little bit more from /film.com about the project:

"The severe void of female directors in Hollywood needs to cease, so maybe actresses with the urge like Drew Barrymore and now Scarlett Johansson can be a catalyst. Johansson, a New Yorker, is attached to direct one of the twelve short films that will make up New York, I Love You, a bookend to the recent swooning hit Paris, je t’aime. Like dirty pigeons flocking together to form a feathery heart, the shorts will take a look at “the universal theme of encountering love within the five boroughs of New York City.” And if you haven’t yet confessed your love to a semi-stranger in one of the city’s many dark rooms while under the influence, you’ve got a fun homework assignment for Monday.

While Woody Allen won’t direct a segment, he’s Woody Allen and can help where he wants. I was surprised to see that some of New York’s finest like Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, and Jim Jarmusch won’t be contributing, nor will wildman Abel Ferrara. But it makes sense that a guy nicknamed The Rat will direct aka Brett Ratner. And Zach Braff is there to lend some [chortle] indie cred. Williamsburg calls, Zach. And where’s that mumblecore dude? Interesting choices include the Hughes Brothers, Old Boy’s Chan-wook Park and The English Patient’s Anthony Minghella."


Overall I think they got a pretty great selection of directors for this.
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Zach Braff? pass.
Old 01-14-08, 10:02 PM
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Paris, je t'aime was very good and the concept was great. Doing another one simply based on a different city feels too forced. I'm not liking most of the directors listed as well.

I'll just watch Woody Allen's, Scorsese's or Spike Lee's films if I want to view someone's love affair with the city of New York.
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Chan-Wook Park - sold
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*Zach Braff ("Garden State")
*The Hughes Brothers ("From Hell", "Dead Presidents")
*Mira Nair ("Monsoon Wedding", "Salaam Bombay!", "Vanity Fair", "The Namesake")
*Chan-wook Park ("Oldboy", "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", "Lady Vengeance")
*Brett Ratner (Rush Hour Trilogy, "Red Dragon", "The Family Man", "X-Men: The Last Stand")
*Scarlett Johansson (Directorial Debut)

More 's than 's... Where's Aaron Katz?
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They should just get Woody Allen's permission to stick the opening to "Manhattan" at the beginning. You won't get much more perfect than that.

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Get Martin Scorsese to do a piece, and I'm in. Nobody does New York on film like he can.
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I'm happy to see different directors. We have already seen directors like Scorsese do New York many many times.
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Perhaps Scorsese and Allen opted out since they contributed to New York Stories 18 years ago.
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Sure, it would be nice to see a short from Andrei Zvyagintsev (The Banishment was excellent), but Brett Ratner is on my shit list.

Perhaps a well timed trip to the bathroom...
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Originally Posted by sundog
Sure, it would be nice to see a short from Andrei Zvyagintsev (The Banishment was excellent), but Brett Ratner is on my shit list.

Perhaps a well timed trip to the bathroom...
it's stupid to reiterize what's been said about him, but yes Ratner is a hack... shit why don't they just ask Uwe Boll and yes, Zach Braff as a director IS overrated.

I'd ask director's

Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart)
Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night)

I'd also love to see what an urban NYC tale would look like from David Gordon Green

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Ratner and Braff? Pass.

Seriously, where are Allen and Scorsese? I can't think of 2 directors that I identify NY with more than them.
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I knew this was gonna turn into a Ratner hate fest...
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Mira Nair and Scarlett Johansson in her directorial debut? I'm there.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
Seriously, where are Allen and Scorsese? I can't think of 2 directors that I identify NY with more than them.
And maybe Jim Jarmusch...
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Trailer for the film is now up:
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/08/24/...rk-i-love-you/

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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
I knew this was gonna turn into a Ratner hate fest...

The 2 out of 16 posts is hardly hate fest...

Anyway I liked Paris, je t'aime quite a bit and the trailer looked pretty solid. I'm in.
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No Scorsese, Allen or Lee?

Hmm...

Oh and Anthony Mignella has since passed. Did he ever finish up his sequence?
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post

Oh and Anthony Mignella has since passed. Did he ever finish up his sequence?
I know Natalie Portman is directing one of the shorts now so maybe she took over Mingellas's short film or maybe it's a different one.
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Oh and Anthony Mignella has since passed. Did he ever finish up his sequence?
From what I've read, production started around the time of his death.

However, he is still credited as a writer on the project. The question then is, who directed the short he was set to write/direct.
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From imdb:
"The segment "Upper East Side" was to have been directed by Anthony Minghella who passed away shortly before its filming. Anthony himself asked Shekhar Kapur to replace him in their last conversation. After Anthony's death, Shekhar wrote in his blog, "I will direct the film now - with Anthony in my heart and in presence of his soul."
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Orlando Bloom, Olivia Thirlby, Hayden Christensen and Ethan Hawke added to the cast. Already confirmed are Carlos Acosta, Kevin Bacon, Justin Bartha, Rachel Bilson, James Caan, Bradley Cooper, Chris Cooper, Drea de Matteo, Irrfan Khan, Cloris Leachman, Blake Lively, Emilie Ohana, Maggie Q, Shu Qi, Eli Wallach, Saul Williams, Robin Wright-Penn, Anton Yelchin and Ugur Yucel. Variety article. Glad to see Eli Wallach is still alive and kickin'.
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I think it would be amazing if the followed it up with "Los Angeles, I hate you." And just told stories of how fucked up the city is. And got guys like shane black, tarantino, smith, paul thomas anderson, mamet, coen bros, etc.

As for New York, I love you. Ehh, rental maybe. This feels very poser to me. Zach Braff, Brett Ratner, Scarlet Johnanson. Ehh, the last one had so many better directors. Alfonso cuaron, the coen brothers, alexander payne, gus van sant, etc.

It seems like their doing a film about how they all love new york by people who all live in L.A. If they got allen, jarmusch, coppola, di nero or scorsese it might have a little more credability.

The only one I'm interested in is chan wook park.
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I hope Johannson's directorial debut isn't like her music album debut. Regardless, I liked "Paris" enough so I'll check this out too.

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