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Riikka May 2nd, 2009 'New York, I Love You'

Unfortunately it appears that the Scarlett directed segment has been cut out from the theatrical version of New York, I Love You. NyPost.com reports – but please take the so-called insider quotes as grain of salt. Early reviews of Scarlett’s segment were positive and we know how Page Six likes to stir up controversy.

Scarlett Johansson’s dream of being a director was dashed on her first try.

Johansson — who’s said in the past she’d prefer to direct rather than act — helmed a segment for the upcoming movie New York, I Love You, a series of intertwined love stories shot by several auteurs, including Brett Ratner and Natalie Portman.

But unfortunately for Johansson, her segment, starring Kevin Bacon and shot in black and white, was deemed “unwatchable,” sources said.

“It was really bad, so it was cut,” one insider told Page Six. Andrei Zvyagintsev’s segment starring Carla Gugino and Goran Visnjic was also cut from the final edit.

But the film’s producer, Emmanuel Benbihy, told us Johansson’s bit ended up in the scrapheap not because it was bad, but because “the story did not specifically involve an interpersonal relationship, and it was conceptualized to be filmed in black and white — both of which were extreme departures from the other films.”

Benbihy added, “Scarlett presented me with an extremely compelling, albeit unconventional, narrative that appeared as though it would not necessarily conform to the overall approach of the entire collective . . . However, I was very much moved by her vision and I did not want to pass on the opportunity to help her develop it. All that matters to me is the genuine movie language of the author.”

He continued: “Scarlett and I nonetheless agreed that a final determination of its appropriateness in the context of the other contributions and the overall story would be best made in the editorial process. And after months of editing . . . I had to admit that there were editorial decisions to be made in the interest of serving the overall narrative and composition that resulted in previously filmed scenes and footage not getting used.”

Johansson and Zvyagintsev’s “visions” will be shown on the DVD, however.



  • LeeValo
    Posted on May 03, 2009

    Poor Scarlett ç_ç

  • dzyashu
    Posted on May 03, 2009

    WTF???

  • Steven
    Posted on May 03, 2009

    Honestly, does anyone think people will watch a short directed by her?

    Her name doesn’t carry much weight these days. I’m surprised that it got cut let alone the early mixed reviews it received through festivals and such.

    Sometimes, actors-turned-directors often bring in bad ideas because it makes it seem like a vanity thing. Though she wasn’t in the short, I think some producers began to consider its audience and it’s likely that a huge majority won’t be interested in a short directed by Scarlett Johansson.

    This is a film project that’s geared mostly towards art house audiences and Scarlett hasn’t been art house since “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. Those audiences won’t be interested in seeing it so in a way, they were trying to save face from a project that could’ve been bad based on a few shorts.

  • Amy
    Posted on May 19, 2009

    found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later .. take care 🙂

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