Sunday, 28 September 2008

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Went to watch Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Now that the show has come out in Singapore, time to note Woody Allen's "diary" of the shooting of the film. Always a fan of his writing. Review to come soon... but just some quick thoughts: Scarlett Johansson is a good muse for Woody, and it's good that here she's the free spirit - she was misused in Scoop and The Other Boleyn Girl, I think. Actually, everyone's well-cast: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall. And while there's no way that Allen knows the nuances of Barcelona enough to make this as much of a love letter to the city as Manhattan was to New York, it's still a beautiful, swooning paean to the charms of Catalonia.




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