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An american journalism student in london scoops a big story and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.

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Studio Universal
SKU 203122896
UPC 025193121325
UPC 14 00025193121325
Format DVD
Release Date 9/7/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Affairs
Journalists/Journalism
Killer
Live-Action
London, England
Murder
Mystery
Romance
Students
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In 2005, famed New York City filmmaker Woody Allen made MATCH POINT, a murder mystery set in London, starring Scarlett Johansson. Allen remains in London for the follow-up, the murder mystery SCOOP, again with Johansson, but this time he jumps in front of the camera as well. Woody plays Sid "Splendini" Waterman, a pathetic magician who somehow conjures up the ghost of Joe Strombel (Ian McShane), a recently deceased ace reporter who has been given a great scoop from beyond the grave. Strombel's spirit links onto young journalism student Sondra Pransky (Johansson), demanding that she get the story--and get it right. Pretending to be father and daughter, Sid and Sondra get into the good graces of Peter Lyman (Hugh Jackman), a wealthy British lord who just might be the Tarot Card Killer, a madman who has been terrifying London by brutally murdering prostitutes. Against her better judgment, Pransky starts falling for the charming playboy even as she gathers more and more evidence that points to him as the probable killer. Jackman and Johansson have an intoxicating on-screen romantic chemistry that is a terrific counterpoint to the manic energy she shares with Allen. While MATCH POINT was an homage to Alfred Hitchcock's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, the comedy-thriller SCOOP pays tribute to the master director's FRENZY and NOTORIOUS. Allen also manages to get one of his favorite characters--Death (Peter Mastin) into the film. The score includes works by Tchaikovsky, Strauss, and Grieg as well as swinging numbers by Xavier Cugat and Lester Lanin.
Reviews
Movieline's Hollywood Life "Ian McShane has a delicious cameo....[The] comedy has enough sly touches to keep us entertained." 07/01/2006 p.103
Ultimate DVD "[O]ddly appealing....[With] a pleasantly carefree vibe..." 07/28/2006 p.E1
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Scarlett Jo, a potent combo of zaftig and zany, and Jackman, oozing killer charm, handle the sexual high jinks in style." 08/10/2006 p.112
Sight and Sound "Allen's departure from America has clearly encouraged a new interest in issues of class and privilege....SCOOP is essentially MATCH POINT reconfigured as a comedy..." 07/01/2007 p.90
Directors
Woody Allen
Actors
Scarlett Johansson
Julian Glover
Hugh Jackman
Cast & Crew
Anthony Head - Star
Kevin McNally - Star
Scarlett Johansson - Star
Julian Glover - Star
Charles Dance - Star
Ian McShane - Star
Woody Allen - Star
James Nesbitt - Star
Hugh Jackman - Star
Gareth Wiley - Producer
Letty Aronson - Executive Producer
Remi Adefarasin - Director of Photography
Woody Allen - Screenwriter
Woody Allen - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 62031213
UPC 00025193121325
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 96 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, Mono Audio, English, French, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Jackman,Hugh
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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