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    How To Get Hired By Woody Allen: Newcomer Annie McNamara On Landing Her First Film Role in 'Blue Jasmine'

    Woody Allen's latest film "Blue Jasmine" stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., and numerous other recognizable faces. Recognizable all except for one: that of Annie McNamara who plays Jasmine's close friend Nora. "Blue Jasmine" is her first movie.

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    10 Of Woody Allen's Best Female Characters

    There are a few stock criticisms often leveled at a new Woody Allen film: his characters are all neurotic messes; his films are relentlessly white and upper-middle class; when he tries for profundity, he flounders; when he leaves Manhattan, he never achieves anything like the heights of his New York...

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    Stream This: 'Mud,' Hugh Jackman In 'The Fountain,' Woody Allen's 'The Purple Rose Of Cairo' & More on VOD This Week

    Hello streamers, and welcome back to our weekly search for the best of what's available to watch on the World Wide Web. The home entertainment system reigns supreme for another day, as two late summer flicks appear on VOD before their big screen release and a well-received picture, fresh off its the...

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    How 'Blue Jasmine''s Cate Blanchett Became Woody Allen's Lena Dunham

    My, how the mighty fall in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," a dramedic character study about the eponymous diva played by a riveting Cate Blanchett. In the movie, opening today in limited release, we catch up with Jasmine after the behind-bars death of Hal (Alec Baldwin), her Ponzi-schemer husband, who...

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    Blue Jasmine

    I’ve often disparaged films for denying us a character we can root for, but every rule has its exceptions, and if there’s anyone who can break the rules and get away with it, it’s Woody Allen.

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    Oscar-Bound Cate Blanchett Talks Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    The Best Actress Oscar is Cate Blanchett's to lose. As she says in our flip cam interview below, many movies with strong female performances will come before the end of the year, but right now her role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" towers over the rest so far, amid a summer season suffering from a...

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    Woody Allen's Editor of 15 Years Alisa Lepselter Discusses Their Process and Their Latest Effort, 'Blue Jasmine'

    After working as an Assistant Editor on movies for the likes of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, and getting her break cutting features for Nora Ephron and Nicole Holofcener, Editor Alisa Lepselter, A.C.E. got the job of a lifetime cutting Woody Allen’s "Sweet and Lowdown" (1999). Fifteen y...

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    Watch: New Clip From 'Blue Jasmine,' Louis C.K. Talks Potential Movie With Woody Allen

    Woody Allen is a man of many movies (49, to be exact) and of many muses – Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, Scarlett Johansson – but although Cate Blanchett is his latest leading lady, in "Blue Jasmine," which arrives Friday, it seems that for once in his life Woody has gotten himself inspired by a man; spe...

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    The Essentials: 5 Great Cate Blanchett Performances

    There are very few actors, in these days of soundbites and tabloids and gossip blogs and 15-page colour spreads in which we are “invited into their beautiful home,” that we can truly say we don’t get enough of. And there are fewer still, who even in that glare of publicity that surrounds a new film’...

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    'Blue Jasmine': Woody Allen's Most Successfully Tragic Yet Witty Film

    Witty about social pretensions, eloquently moving about failure and loss, acerbic about family relations -- Blue Jasmine feels like a rich destination Woody Allen has been heading toward for years. It's as if the sibling drama of Interiors were handled (more successfully) with credibility and humo...

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