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    Boy meets girl
    Boy falls in love
    Girl doesn't

  • 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

August 5th, 2009

Must Watch: 500 Days of Summer “Bank Heist” Music Video

Quite honestly the best video ever– the best, best, best, best, BEST. What a team. Hard to describe Zooey Deschanel as anything but incredible but to choose between her and Joe Gordon-Levitt? Impossible. Marc Webb makes me want to direct and a very catchy tune by She & Him. Makes me a very happy guy.

You must watch this video: after the jump.


Music: Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? by She & Him (iTunes link)
Zooey Deschanel & Joesph Gordon-Levitt
Director: Marc Webb
Choreographer: ?

USAToday.com premiered the video today along with a short article about the video. Included is this great tidbit:

Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt say they hope to team up repeatedly and have aspirations of being a regular screen couple, like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers or Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

They’re not a real couple, but they’re good at faking it.

Discuss.

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 22nd, 2009

500 Days of Summer Video Interviews

If you’re looking for a little bit of action off the screen, here are some interviews from film sites that have appeared within the past couple of days.

- James Wallace’s interviews at Gordon and the Whale are always really enjoyable to watch. The guys at GATW cannot get enough of 500 Days of Summer and have posted two more interviews. One chat (James’ third) with director Marc Webb in a romantically lit room as well as an interview with writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.

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- FilmDaddy.com has several exclusive videos for 500 Days of Summer: red carpet interviews with Joe Gordon-Levitt and director Marc Webb and a more in-depth, sit down with Marc. One thing I really like about FilmDaddy is how great their videos look!

- GeekTyrant has nothing but great things to say about 500 Days of Summer and has posted a series of interviews with cast and crew on their site.

July 21st, 2009

Director Marc Webb Guest Blogging – #3

500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb has been guest blogging over at FirstShowing.net. In his latest entry, “Internet Wormholes”, he talks about social media and how modern filmmakers like himself and the 500 Days screenwriters are using it. As an obsessed fan blogger, I can personally relate to a lot of what Marc goes into but he puts things into perspective well.

We read EVERYTHING. And most younger filmmakers I know do the same. It’s both exhilarating and maddening. Sometimes you want to pat someone on the back and sometimes you want to punch someone in the face. But at the end of the day – it’s just too enticing to go down the 500 Days of Summer internet wormhole. (What people reveal on Twitter is amazing – I know exactly who stole the poster from the Union Square theater.)

Read the rest of the post on FirstShowing.net. Looking forward to investigating Borges.

July 17th, 2009

Has (500) Days of Summer Made A Fan Out of You?

500 Days of Summer has begun its limited release as of midnight today. Congratulations to screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter and director Marc Webb on his first feature film! Joesph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel have been receiving rave reviews. My newspaper, The National Post, published their review of 500 Days of Summer this morning: “(500) Days of Summer: What’s not to love?”. Enough said!

Unsure when 500 Days of Summer will be playing near you? Find the nearest 500 Days of Summer Release Date.

500 Days fan Michael Traversa submits his recreation photo at Tom’s special bench. Compare his photo to the shot from the film after the jump!

500 Days of Summer Fan Recreation

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July 16th, 2009

NYTimes: Anatomy of a Scene for 500 Days of Summer

Marc Webb, the director of “(500) Days of Summer,” discusses a dance sequence from the film.

This is an extremely cool feature that allows you to watch the full scene with or without commentary from Marc Webb. I strongly discourage you from watching this until after you’ve seen the film, (which comes out now in less than 500 Minutes on the East coast!)

500 days of summer screen capture

Click the screen capture to jump over to NYTimes.com.

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