Category: Song to Song

Four movies with Cate Blanchett at the Melbourne International Film Festival

Four movies with Cate Blanchett at the Melbourne International Film Festival

Yes people, the title is correct! Four movies featuring Cate Blanchett are going to be screen at the next Melbourne International Film Festival (August 3-20 2017).
Starting with Song To Song on August 8, moving to RED and Manifesto the next day, and ending with a great revival: The Man Who Cried (2000) on August 10.

What are you waiting for, book a ticket!

Song to Song BluRay Screen Captures

Song to Song BluRay Screen Captures

Good afternoon, everyone!

Song to Song is now out on BluRay, DVD and On Demand, and I’ve added Screen Captures of Cate.

Directed and Written by Terrence Malick, the movie also stars Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman.

The official Synospis: Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Cate Blanchett shares an anecdote about her work with Terrence Malick and Manifesto

Cate Blanchett shares an anecdote about her work with Terrence Malick and Manifesto

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One more promotional interview about Manifesto! Enjoy the reading!

Cate Blanchett Borrowed a Technique From Terrence Malick To Make ‘Manifesto’

Cate Blanchett continues to mesmerize and surprise us. She can give dramatic performances as riveting as the ones in Blue Jasmine and Carol, transform into a decadent menace as Cinderella’s evil stepmother, then play a Marvel villain in Thor: Ragnarok. But on the off-chance you’re not yet totally sold on Blanchett’s otherworldly versatility, her latest film will seal the deal.

In Manifesto, Blanchett plays 13 characters with a dozen different accents. The art film from German artist Julian Rosefeldt, which began as a gallery exhibit and is now being released as a 95-minute feature, features Blanchett as a homeless man, a grade school teacher, a puppeteer, a scientist, a choreographer, a news anchor, and a punk musician, among others. On top of memorizing a hefty amount of dialogue about Dadaism, Surrealism, Futurism and other art movements, the Oscar winner only had 11 days to shoot the entire project, and on some days she played multiple characters. When I asked her how she pulled it off, Blanchett shared an anecdote about her work with Terrence Malick, and how she borrowed a technique of his to make Manifesto.

There have been many stories about the mysterious filmmaker and his unorthodox, script-free process – like how he gave Thomas Lennon a note card with an inspirational phrase on it in lieu of dialogue in Knight of Cups. Blanchett, who appeared in Knight of Cups with Christian Bale and Song to Song alongside Ryan Gosling, shared an interesting tidbit about Malick’s experimental process that involved reading his actors poetry via an earpiece:

“I’d just recently come from doing a little bit on a Terrence Malick film and he was really interested in the actors having earwigs in. Obviously Terry writes reams and reams of poetry, and you never know whether it’s going to be in the film or not in the film. So I had him in my ear reading Heidegger and bits and snatches of things. And so I’d be saying – I’d be like George Bush during the presidential debates – I’d be saying Terry’s lines to Christian [Bale]. And then, ‘Sorry, what was that Terry?’”

That gave Blanchett the idea to do something similar for Manifesto. At the end of all 13 shorts in Rosefeldt’s film, Blanchett turns to the camera to recite a monologue in a high-pitched, monotonous tone. To make sure she maintained the same tone of voice, she recorded each monologue then listened back via an earpiece to recite them again for the camera:

“Because there’s so much text with the pitch-tone, the night before I would record it in a very neutral, measured, slow way so that then when the pitch-tone moment came up, which was in my ear, [it] would switch on, I’d hear my voice and I’d be able to [says in monotoned voice] ‘pitch da da da and be listening to this.’ It was very, very, very technical, actually.”

One challenge for Blanchett during the project was trying to remove herself from each of her characters. Despite using a variety of accents, from Canadian to New Yorker, the monotone voice at the end of each segment is essentially Blanchett’s natural Australian accent. She referenced the neutral mask acting exercise she learned in drama school, where an actor tries to separate their character from themselves. “I was very frustrated because the inner voice and the connected tissue that’s really clear in the linear version is my voice, this is my natural accent,” she said. “It’s almost like I wanted to make it more neutral, and unfortunately you can never truly eradicate yourself.”

Do all the Marvel movies and experimental films you want Cate Blanchett, just please don’t eradicate yourself. Manifesto opens in limited release on May 10.

via Screen Crush

Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’: first stills featuring Cate Blanchett

Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’: first stills featuring Cate Blanchett

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Finally we have some images of Cate Blanchett in the new Terrence Malick film, Song to Song, staring Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman. Cate plays Amanda. Thanks to Fab Cate Blanchett on Twitter for the news. Enjoy the photos!

via Allo Cine

SXSW Film Reveals Terrence Malick’s Song To Song As Opening Night Film

SXSW Film Reveals Terrence Malick’s Song To Song As Opening Night Film

Hello, everyone! Good news about the new Terrence Malick’s film, Song to Song.

According to SXSW website:

Song To Song, from celebrated director Terrence Malick will make its World Premiere Friday March 10, 2017, during the 24th edition of the SXSW Film Festival.

Also, the Imdb page for the film has now the new title revealed earlier this week.

SXSW Film Festival will take place from March 10 to March 18, 2017.

For more info >> SXSW Film Festival

First Look at Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song,’ Set for March 2017 Release

We finally have some news about the new Terrence Malick movie, previously entitled Weightless. The film, now titled Song to Song, is set to premiere on March 17th. At the moment there aren’t any more news/info on the cast.

See the article by The Film Stage.

In an uncharacteristically busy year for Terrence Malick, he has, in the past 12 months, had the theatrical release of Knight of Cups, Criterion’s unveiling of his director-approved restoration of The New World, the premiere of two documentaries, finished shooting a new WWII-set feature, and even had time for a rare live appearance. He’ll now kick off 2017 in a major way: his Austin-set drama formerly titled Weightless, which follows intersecting love triangles in the world of music, has received an official release date, new title, and the first look.

Song to Song Malick

Along with their exclusive photo debut above, Indiewire announced today that Broad Green Pictures has set a March 17, 2017 release date for the film now titled Song to Song starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch, and Holly Hunter.
“If you’re comparing Knight of Cups to our upcoming film, you’re correct in saying that it is going to be different and it’s going to be — it’s probably not the right word to say — evolved, but it will be a different film,” producer Ken Kao told us earlier this year. “Knight of Cups is more of a stream-of-consciousness type of film, where I think that our upcoming film is very much ingrained in the zeitgeist. It’s going to be very edgy. [It’s] not a musical, but a film grounded in the Austin music scene.”
As we await an official trailer and likely premiere announcement at SXSW, see the official synopsis below.

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman) — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

Song to Song will be released on March 17, 2017.