Monday, January 12, 2009

my Blue berry Night,, film apaan??


wow, Norah Jones maen film??? gimana ya???
ternyata nie film udah lama,, tahun 2007, tapi gw baru tau dan ternyata lumayan lah buat gw yang suka tentang film2 yang berbau kehidupan kaya gini,, beautiful, romantic and hopeful.. beh.. sedep banget...

ne deskripsinya ...
My Blueberry Nights is a 2007 film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Norah Jones and Jude Law. It also features Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman, David Strathairn and Cat Power. The director describes it as "a story of a woman who takes the long route instead of the short one to meet up with the man she loves." It is Wong's first feature film in English.

My Blueberry Nights was the opening film for the 2007 Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2007.

Plot
Jeremy (Jude Law) runs a cafe in New York City. Elizabeth (Norah Jones) finds out from him that her boyfriend has dined in the cafe with another woman. Elizabeth is angry and leaves him; she gives her keys to Jeremy, in case her ex-boyfriend comes to collect them. Elizabeth returns to the cafe several times, and she and Jeremy become close.

Elizabeth (going by the name of Lizzie) travels by bus to Memphis, Tennessee. She takes two jobs, in a cafe and in a bar, to save money to buy a car. She sends postcards to Jeremy without revealing where she lives or works. Jeremy tries to find out by calling all the restaurants in the area, but fails.

One night at the bar she encounters local policeman Arnie (David Strathairn) grieving about the fact that his wife Sue Lynne (Rachel Weisz) has left him. He confides in her that he has tried to quit drinking many times. After drunkenly threatening Sue Lynne with his gun, he crashes his car into a post and dies. Lizzie comforts Sue Lynne, and the next day Sue Lynne leaves town, giving Lizzie a large tip to put towards her car.

Elizabeth (now going by the name Beth) gets another waitress job, this time in a casino. It is here we are introduced to Leslie (Natalie Portman), a poker player. Beth lends Leslie her savings for gambling after Leslie promises to either win the game, or give Beth her car. Leslie ends up giving Beth her car, saying she lost the game. Beth agrees to give Leslie a ride to Las Vegas, where her father lives, so he can lend her the money to start gambling again. She gets a call, answered by Beth, from the hospital to inform her that her father is dying. Leslie does not believe it, she thinks it is a trick to make her visit him. They go to the hospital anyway, and at Leslie's request Beth goes inside alone to check. Beth finds out Leslie's father had died the night before. Leslie wants to keep the car because it was really her father's, and confesses that she has lied about losing the game. She pays Elizabeth the money she had originally promised, and Beth buys a car.

Elizabeth returns to New York to find her ex-boyfriend's apartment for rent. She crosses the street to the cafe, and discovers Jeremy has been waiting for her, and has a space reserved for her at the counter. They talk, and it is discovered that they actually have feelings for each other.

Production
Singer Norah Jones was the only choice for the leading role despite her lack of prior acting experience. Chan Marshall (better known as Cat Power) makes her acting debut in the film as well.[1]

Lawrence Block wrote the screenplay for the film. Otto Penzler of The New York Sun stated that
"Block has stepped a bit outside the mystery world to write a movie for Wong Kar-Wai, the first Chinese to win the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival. My Blueberry Nights is a romantic road film, with a young woman making a soul-searching trip across America and encountering a series of charming and bizarre characters. Norah Jones stars in her first motion picture, which is chock-full of today's A-list of good-looking actors and actresses, including Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. Since Mr. Block no longer writes two or three crime novels a year, as he did in the 1970s and '80s, this charming movie will have to hold his fans for a while. It will be released late summer or early fall. ..." [2]

The film was shot in the United States, including locations in Los Angeles, California and McGill, Ely and Caliente, Nevada; in Caliente at the Brandin' Iron [3] restaurant. It was also largely filmed at the Palacinka Cafe [4] in SoHo, New York City.[5] Some scenes were shot at the restaurant The Arcade [6] and the Bar Ernestine and Hazel's [7] in Memphis.[8][9]


Critical reception
The film premiered in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Screen International's screen jury which polls a panel of international film critics gave the film a 2.1 average out of 4, placing the film near the middle-rank of all the films scored.[10] Of the screen jury critics poll, Michel Ciment of the French film magazine Positif and Tobias Kniebe of German publication Sueddeutsche Zeitung, both gave the film 4 out of 4 stars,[10] while film critics Jan Stuart of the American publication Newsday and David Straton of The Australian both gave the film a 1 out of 4 stars.[10]

During the film's U.S. theatrical release, the film received 47% approval out of 108 reviews at the movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.[11] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 52 out of 100, based on 26 reviews.[12]


Soundtrack
The soundtrack disc, released on Blue Note, features tracks by Norah Jones, Cat Power, Ry Cooder (who composed the film's score), two-time Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla, Otis Redding, Cassandra Wilson and Amos Lee.

My Blueberry Nights soundtrack tracklist:
"The Story" – Norah Jones
"Living Proof"- Cat Power
"Ely Nevada" – Ry Cooder
"Try a Little Tenderness" – Otis Redding
"Looking Back" – Ruth Brown
"Long Ride" – Ry Cooder
"Eyes on the Prize" – Mavis Staples (produced by Ry Cooder)
"Yumeji's Theme (Harmonica Version)" - Shigeru Umebayashi (performed by Chikara Tsuzuki)
"Skipping Stone" - Amos Lee
"Bus Ride" – Ry Cooder
"Harvest Moon" - Cassandra Wilson (Neil Young cover)
"Devil’s Highway" – Hello Stranger (Ry Cooder produced; his son's band)
"Pajaros" – Gustavo Santaolalla
"The Greatest" – Cat Power [13][14][15]

so gimana? udah pada nonton??? film 21 aja gw belum nonton,,
but eniway,, kalau dilihat dari plotnya pengen banget gw nonton...

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