Synopsis: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands.
Director(s): Rob Marshall
Production: The Weinstein Co.
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 56 nominations.
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118 min

Why? Why did you do that?

I didn't know. I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

What were you thinking?

What's it going to do?

I know where we can find answers.

Is this, what it was like?

Keep up.

Oh, they've been here, the whole time?


They've been hiding

here, lost in the past.

Looking for answers.

They're cataloguing.

We need your help.

- We awakened, something.

- No, I awakened, something.

Something terrible.

That's it!

Today, the, chancellor presented

the latest advancement...

of technological wizardry to the public.


Today begins a new era.

Let us praise this new technology.

Welcome to, the age of the machine.

It will make new machines,

in it's own image.

Machines of peace. Let us

know a glorious new era...

of wealth and prosperity for the state.

Governors are advised to

pause, for a public address.

Science has turned it's

sinister eyes against us.

People of our mighty state.

Join me in repelling

the iron fist of the machine.

But the thing that woke

it, it was round and

engraved with strange shapes.

The shapes corresponded.

It fit perfectly, into the machine.

I think it was made for it.

That's what, six always draws.


Two, collected his drawings.

He was always studying them.

- I have to see them.

- What?

Go back to, one?

So he can lock us away,

while this nightmare awakens?


Alright... alright where

did he put them?

Here somewhere.

Here. Here.

There they are.


You awakened, what?

You fools.

- I warned you.

- He warned you.

Now you've awoke

unimaginable, terror.

And may I ask, did you manage

to save, two. Of course not.

By following this wickless fool, you've

endangered everything we've worked for.

- Why was, two sent out to begin with?

- I sent him. To scout.

That doesn't make any sense.

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Michael Tolkin

Michael L. Tolkin (born October 17, 1950) is an American filmmaker and novelist. He has written numerous screenplays, including The Player (1992), which he adapted from his novel of the same name (1988), and for which he received the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay (1993). The Return of the Player, followed (2006). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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