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Celebrity
     

Celebrity

Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Famke Janssen

 

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Black-and-white Sven Nykvist cinematography highlights this Woody Allen comedy about fame and obscurity among Manhattan celebs. Journalist Lee Simon (Kenneth Branagh), makes a play for actress Nicole Oliver (Melanie Griffith), subject of his current story. Lee is separated from his wife Robin (Judy Davis), a schoolteacher who's totally lost and insecure -- until TV

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Black-and-white Sven Nykvist cinematography highlights this Woody Allen comedy about fame and obscurity among Manhattan celebs. Journalist Lee Simon (Kenneth Branagh), makes a play for actress Nicole Oliver (Melanie Griffith), subject of his current story. Lee is separated from his wife Robin (Judy Davis), a schoolteacher who's totally lost and insecure -- until TV producer Tony Gardella (Joe Mantegna) becomes fascinated with her. Concerned about her possible sexual inadequacies, Robin recruits a prostitute (Bebe Neuwirth) to instruct her on oral sex techniques. On the town, Lee becomes transfixed by a blond supermodel (Charlize Theron), who teases him throughout the night, eventually dropping him before they get home. Lee's relationship with book editor Bonnie (Famke Janssen) is solid, and she's due to move into his place. However, he suddenly becomes romantically involved with waitress-actress Nola (Winona Ryder), complicating his agreement with Bonnie. Lee's efforts to sell his screenplay take him to the Stanhope Hotel, where he arrives just as spoiled young movie star Brandon Darrow (Leonardo DiCaprio) is fighting with his girlfriend (Gretchen Mol), trashing his hotel room, and insulting hotel staffers. When Darrow and his entourage head off to Atlantic City, Lee tags along, but as life swirls about him, a dismal dawn awaits. In addition to the Stanhope, locations included Barbetta's Restaurant, Ziegfeld Theatre, Soho's Serge Soroko Gallery, Flamingo Club, Jean-Georges Restaurant, and the Trump Marina Hotel and Casino (donated by Donald Trump, who portrays himself in a cameo at the Jean-Georges). Shown at the 1998 Venice Film Festival, this was the opening night selection of the 1998 New York Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/2012
UPC:
0096009776299
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Time:
1:54:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenneth Branagh Lee Simon
Judy Davis Robin Simon
Famke Janssen Bonnie
Joe Mantegna Tony Gardella
Melanie Griffith Nicole Oliver
Leonardo DiCaprio Brandon Darrow
Michael Lerner Dr. Lupus
Hank Azaria David
Bebe Neuwirth Hooker
Winona Ryder Nola
Charlize Theron Supermodel
Greg Mottola Director
Dylan Baker Priest
Isaac Mizrahi Bruce Bishop
Kate Burton Cheryl
Andre Gregory John Papadakis
Patti D'Arbanville Iris
Gretchen Mol Vicky
Mary Jo Buttafuoco Herself
Joey Buttafuoco Himself
Allison Janney Evelyn Isaacs
Donald Trump Himself
Aida Turturro Psychic
Jeffrey Wright Off Off Broadway Director
Jim Moody Security Guard
Eve Salvail Bruce Bishop's Admirer

Technical Credits
Woody Allen Director,Screenwriter
Letty Aronson Executive Producer
J.E. Beaucaire Executive Producer
Suzy Benzinger Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Brick Co-producer
Jean Doumanian Producer
Jack Rollins Executive Producer
Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Susan Kaufman Set Decoration/Design
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
Santo Loquasto Production Designer
Susan E. Morse Editor
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Richard Patrick Asst. Director
Laura Rosenthal Casting
Juliet Taylor Casting
Tom Warren Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Celebrity
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [9:59]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [9:59]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [9:59]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [23:46]

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