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  • When Tom, a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend summer dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days "together" to try to figure out where things went wrong. His reflections ultimately lead him to finally rediscover his true passions in life.

  • Directed by: Marc Webb
    Wirtten by: Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber
    Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg, Minka Kelly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Rachel Boston, Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Moritz
    Producers: Jessica Tuchinsky, Mary Waters, Steven Wolfe, Mason Novick

  • This post modern love story is never what we expect it to be -- It's thorny yet exhilarating, funny and sad, a twisted journey of highs and lows that doesn't quite go where we think it will.

    Release Date: July 17, 2009

July 29th, 2009

500 Days of Summer Photo

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(via 500 Days of Summer tumblr)

July 29th, 2009

Available Now: “Deluxe Edition” of (500) Days of Summer Soundtrack

A deluxe edition of the soundtrack to 500 Days of Summer is available exclusively on iTunes. This digital-only version features three new tracks that were sung by the actors in the film: the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood classic “Sugar Town,” sung by Zooey Deschanel, and The Pixies’ “Here Comes Your Man,” which is sung by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

500 Days of Summer Soundtrack Artwork

ITUNES EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL VERSION ADDITIONAL TRACKS:

17. “Here Comes Your Man” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt (karaoke w/ dialog from the film intro)

18. “Sugartown” – Zooey Deschanel (karaoke version)

19. “At Last” – Kevin Michael

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500 Days of Summer (Music from the Motion Picture) climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and No. 6 on the iTunes album overall chart thanks to its quirky mix of “just-under-the-radar” bands like the Temper Trap and the Doves, alongside nostalgic powerhouses like the Smiths and Simon & Garfunkel, as Billboard magazine described it. Other critics have weighed in with the New York Observer calling it “an infectious nostalgia-baiting soundtrack with the Smiths, Belle and Sebastian, and Regina Spektor, Elle calling it “irresistible,” and People dubbing it their soundtrack of the week.

July 29th, 2009

Fan Review: “ALMOST not your typical rom-com”

DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE. SPOILERS.

Overall, I liked the movie and I can see myself watching it more than once. Excellent cast (although it would be nice to see Zoey D playing something other than the quirky girl in a movie). Loved the way the story was told in a non-linear fashion (picking days at random during the life of the relationship). I thought the way it was filmed was amazing (great use of color, cropping images, lighting, grainy documentary style in parts, etc). Good soundtrack. So far so good.

(SPOILERS COMING UP, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED)
But I can’t say I loved the whole movie. To me the very end killed it. The story was believable and very bittersweet until the end. Then it just turned in to another typical romantic comedy with a convenient happy ending tacked on to make everything OK. I would have preferred to end the movie with Tom getting the job at the architecture firm (get rid of the crap with the girl). So the “happy” ending is that thanks to Summer, Tom achieves his dream of working as an architect. And thanks to Tom, Summer learns to open herself up to love.

This post was submitted by Lisa.

July 27th, 2009

Weekend #2: 500 Days of Summer at the Box Office

It’s doing well! I can only imagine 500 Days of Summer doing even better at the box office as more and more cities open. A lot of people are dying to have the film open closer to them.

“Summer” – a romantic comedy starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt – went from 27 to 85 screens and grossed $1,630,000, a 95% increase from last weekend. Its per-theater-average dropped a mild 33% to a still-fantastic $19,176. That’s the best second weekend of any specialty release this year, and suggests a very bright future as the film expands in the coming weeks. After just ten days in limited release, the Fox Searchlight release’s total stands at $3,004,000. — indieWIRE

Check the 500 Days of Summer release dates but keep in mind the list generally only shows major cities. Check your local listings to see if a theatre closer to you is playing the film, even if it’s not on the list!

July 25th, 2009

Apple Final Cut Studio 2: (15) Questions for Marc Webb and Alan Bell

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This is fucking awesome, especially if you’re in any way interested in film production. A great interview with 500 Days of Summer editor Alan Bell and director Marc Webb about their vision for the film.

How did you deal with the film’s many effects?

Alan Bell: One element that was particularly interesting to work out involved the day slate scene dividers used throughout to indicate time shifts. We added a very subtle push in and pull back depending on whether we were going forward or backward in time to help clue the viewer into the direction of time travel in a simple way.

I noticed this effect; maybe not consciously until I read this interview so, very cool.

Link: In Action – (500) Days of Summer

July 25th, 2009

500 Days of Summer LA Landmarks Map

Use the map below to virtually visit some landmarks from scenes in the film. Or use the map to plan your trip and visit them in real life!

View 500 Days of Summer LA Landmarks in a larger map and try using Google Street View to check out some scenes from 500 Days of Summer.

Folks looking for Tom’s bench will find it on the map. Michael T., who sent these landmarks from a map he received after a screening, recreated an image from the film at Tom’s favorite spot.

The plain text list submitted by Michael is posted after the jump.

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