First there was Scarlett Johansson’s album of Tom Waits covers, then her musical collaboration with Pete Yorn. Now we get Scarlett Johansson: film director. These Vagabond Shoes was originally cut from the anthology of shorts known as New York I Love You (an unfortunate spin-off from the French’s love note to their capital, Paris, je t’aime), and has now hit the internets for our viewing pleasure (in Russian, no less). The premise is simple, the cast is small (Kevin Bacon), and the cinematography gets a boost from the fact that it’s shot in black and white. While it’s obviously an amateur effort, Johansson manages to capture some poignant images as Bacon, in Don Draper attire, makes his way through the urban jungle of Manhattan to Coney Island’s seashore.
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Today I flew on a plane to Park City. My flight left at 9 a.m. and it was snowing and freezing in New York. It was a ‘Sundance’ flight — full of people who seemed to know each other and were all going to the festival.
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