New York, I Love You trailer online
I loved Paris Je t'aime (Filmstalker review), it was a bunch of beautiful films for many different reasons, and that was followed by the news that there would be a New York, I Love You film which would do the same for New York.
The idea is simple, a huge list of excellent actors, a group of talented directors and writers, and a series of shorts about the city, what it's about, and of course the most important thing, love. Paris was easy, and gorgeous. New York has an entirely different feel and should give us something different on screen, although the trailer suggests otherwise.
New York, I Love You has a wonderful trailer online and you can see it right here. Already it's filling me with those same feelings and desires that Paris Je t'aime (Filmstalker review) did and the tiny glimpses of characters have me interested to see more already, mainly because of the faces behind those characters.
The talent list on New York, I Love You is superb, and you really should look at the cast listing on IMDB, or wherever you would like, it's phenomenal. To name just a random selection: Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Kevin Bacon, Robin Wright Penn, Maggie Q, Ethan Hawke, John Hurt, James Caan, Chris Cooper, Eli Wallach, Julie Christie, Andy Garcia, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Bilson and tons of other well known names.
Then there are the directors behind the short films, Yvan Attal, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Scarlett Johansson, Joshua Marston, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner, Andrei Zvyagintsev, Fatih Akin, Randall Balsmeyer, Shekhar Kapur and Mira Nair.
There are equally some great writing talents behind the films too, and not only is Natalie Portman writing her segment but Anthony Minghella wrote one of the shorts that Shekhar Kapur is directing after Minghella's untimely death.
It really promises so much and has a lot to live up to from the first collection, here's the trailer found through Twitch:
What I'm hoping for now is that this series keeps going round famous cities of the world, but deep inside I'm hoping that there could be one for Edinburgh...somehow though, I seriously doubt that's going to happen...