WEIRDLAND: Ansel Elgort (Baby Baby) video, "Wonder Wheel"

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Ansel Elgort (Baby Baby) video, "Wonder Wheel"

Ansel Elgort (Baby Baby) video: A video featuring photos, film stills and scenes of Ansel Elgort and his co-stars (Shailene Woodley, Lily James, Eiza González, Chloë Moretz, etc.) and girlfriend Violetta Komyshan. Soundtrack "Ooh Wee Baby" by Jeff Barry, "Crazy About My Baby" by Randy Newman, "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes, "Baby Baby" by The Vibrators, and "Hot Rod Kelly" by The Sabres.

Your character Baby uses cassettes to record things. What is your own relationship with old school things?

Ansel Elgort: —I love old school things. My house is an old house. The house I bought in Brooklyn, New York, was built in 1890, and it has old wood details. I did some renovation on the house, but I said don’t take any of the old details out. In fact, what I did was to take out the new stuff I didn’t like it. I love old movies, old music. I like new movies and new music too but I love learning from the past. I love old clothes. I love vintage shopping. I love old cars. Old things just have like a soul to it. I think when things get more modern, they lose a bit of that soul. But it’s like that Woody Allen movie Midnight In Paris, everyone wants things from the past because the past is better. I love the past.

Ansel Elgort: —In 10 years, I want to be happy. Like that’s the most important thing for me. It feels like a lot of people in this industry aren’t happy. But that seems ridiculous to me because we’re living our dream, in doing what we love to do. So where did things go wrong? I want to make a conscious effort to be happy and to do the art I want to do. I have certain goals, and I want to follow those goals. Source:

Ansel Elgort is FANTASTIC in the lead role as Baby! So charming and smooth but not in a cocky or hammy way, it is a real star making turn from him. It is that for Lily James as well. She owns her scenes, and the two of them together are dynamite. The laundrette scene just simmers with the perfect mix of passion and love. In terms of awards, I think it’ll have a chance at a comedy musical globe nomination, maybe for Elgort too but doubtful. It’ll probably easily get that SAG stunt ensemble nomination. It’ll be in the race for a PGA nomination. In terms of Oscars, it’s sole shot is sound. Hopefully it’ll win sound mixing. Source:

Closing Night of 55th New York Film Festival — Premiere of Wonder Wheel (2017) directed by Woody Allen: In a career spanning 50 years and almost as many features, Woody Allen has periodically refined, reinvented, and redefined the terms of his art, and that’s exactly what he does with his daring new film. We’re in Coney Island in the 1950s. A lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) tells us a story that just might be filtered through his vivid imagination: a middle-aged carousel operator (Jim Belushi) and his beleaguered wife (Kate Winslet), who eke out a living on the boardwalk, are visited by his estranged daughter (Juno Temple)—a situation from which layer upon layer of all-too-human complications develop. Allen and his cinematographer, the great Vittorio Storaro, working with a remarkable cast led by Winslet in a startlingly brave, powerhouse performance, have created a bracing and truly surprising movie experience. Source:

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