"I thought it would make an interesting story to take a spirit medium and a scientific, more sophisticated magician and have him fall in love with this fraud. And it would lead to a good situation. And I hired two very very good people. Colin Firth, who is brilliant and Emma who is fabulous. I got out of the way and let them do their thing".
Все волшебно в этом фильме: пейзажи, история, краски, операторская работа, и конечно же обаяние пары Колин Ферт - Эмма Стоун.
Несмотря на то, что основные "производители" чудес тут Стэнли и Софи, настоящий фокус показала тетушка Ванесса в той самой сцене, после которой Стэнли побежал делать предложение.
А вот, что Вуди Аллен сказал об Эмме Стоун:
About Emma Stone. She's wonderful in the film. Where you fully aware of who she was prior to casting her?
She was in films that I would not have seen. She was in films that were... not that they were bad films, but they were aimed at a completely different market. You know, young adults or college kids. They were of no interest to me. And then I was on my treadmill, which I do everyday, and I surf around to try to kill the boring half-hour that I'm on it. On a couple of occasions I would be surfing through the movies and I'd see, you know, one of those films that she was in. And I pause there for just a moment or two because I could see it was not the kind of film that I would have much interest in, but I saw her. And I think, "My god she is so beautiful and in an interesting way." It isn't just that she's beautiful, but she's beautiful and interesting. And then I notice that she's a good actress.
"I'm very nice to all the actors and I never raise my voice."
She's funny and very believable and I spoke to Juliet Taylor, my casting director, about her, and Juliet, who knows everything about every actor/actress said, "Yeah. She's one of the good people around. She's really a good actress. She's not just beautiful."
And so I met her and we used her for this movie and she was fabulous. And just coincidentally, she was very correct for the movie I'm shooting now with Joaquin Phoenix. So I cast her again.