Song to Song

Weekly Tidbits

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It’s been a month since Natalie gave birth to Amalia, and there have not been any public appearances or candid photos yet. Waiting for some relevant news, here are a few tidbits:

-There’s nothing official yet, but according to Jeff Sneider, film reporter and regular writer on The Tracking Board, Natalie (and Jennifer Lawrence), would have passed on the project about Getty kidnapping, directed by Ridley Scott:

Considering that the movie would start shooting in May, and that Natalie should also shoot her scenes for Xavier Dolan’s film this spring, it seems pretty credible. We will see if there is any news about it in the coming weeks…

-Song to Song will expand to more theaters next weekend, and Natalie has given a couple more interviews on the film. Here they are:

The Daily Beast: Natalie Portman Talks ‘Song to Song,’ Tupac, and the ‘Absurdity’ of the Trump Administration

Yahoo Movies: Natalie Portman on Terrence Malick’s ‘Wild and Free’ Improvisatory Groove for ‘Song to Song’

-Finally, here we have a new instagram still from Terrence Malick´s film, with Natalie and Michael Fassbender:

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New Natalie Still

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  So far, most official photos we've seen of the Terrence Malick's film are from the rest of the main cast (Mara, Gosling and Fassbender), but here we finally have…

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Song to Song interviews

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  Terrence Malick's latest film has a limited release in Los Angeles and New York today, and as a result, Natalie has given a couple of interviews about the movie.…

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Song to Song Clip

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  Finally we can see a first clip of Malick's film with Natalie and Michael Fassbender, in which she is absolutely stunning in every way... Enjoy:

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Song to Song: Premiere and first reactions

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Finally, the film’s premiere took place at the Paramount Theater in Austin yesterday, and as expected, Natalie was unable to attend the event. Producer Sarah Green shared a note she received from the actress saying that she just had her baby and wasn’t able to get on a plane yet, but that making the film was an amazing experience. The rest of the main cast (Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender), were there:

… As for the critical reception, the movie is following the same path as the last three films of the Texan filmmaker. “Boring”, “same schemes” and “self-parody” are the adjectives that are repeated over and over again in the first reactions and reviews. There are exceptions, of course, but it’s the same tonic as with Knight of Cups and To the Wonder last years. On a positive note, Natalie seems to shine every time she appears on the screen:

Variety: We’ve heard it all before: soul-sick characters, wide-angle vignettes, wispy poetic musings — this time set against the Austin music scene.

Of the characters beyond the initial love triangle in Malick’s too-white ensemble, Portman has the biggest part, and also the most powerful, owing not only to her character’s fate, but also the actress’s ability to take a slender, nearly dialogue-free role and make it feel fully rounded.

The Daily Beast: Ryan Gosling Serenades SXSW in ‘Song to Song’

It’s Portman, though, who gets to explode. As Fassbender’s paramour, she thrusts herself from struggling waitress to seductive vixen to startled and scared captive, addicted to the adrenaline provided by his lifestyle, his money, his sex, and his drugs.
It’s interesting to watch following her lead turn in Jackie, a masterful feat of control and calibration of pitch, body, and emotion in every scene of the film. She’s only a supporting player here, but it’s her role as collateral damage to a life lived song to song that leaves you momentarily silenced.

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B-Roll Song to Song

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  More Song to Song video content here with B-roll footage (behind the scenes) from several scenes, starting with Natalie and Holly Hunter.

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