‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ - A love letter to New YorkJuly 15th, 2010 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 15 (IANS) If you think Nicolas Cage’s latest flick “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is all about magic and witchcraft then dodge it, for the film is also an ode to the city of New York.
“The idea is that sorcerers and the ancient art of sorcery are alive and well in present-day New York City. It’s much more entertaining to show audiences the magic in things they recognize than to create something,” director Jon Turtletaub said in a statement.
“New York City is an extraordinary place and New Yorkers are so busy achieving, they often don’t actually notice what is here. If you stop and look around, there are amazing things everywhere.
“If you walk through Manhattan one day, and instead of looking straight ahead you look up instead, you will see the most amazing architectural details on those buildings. New York is an entire universe,” he added.
According to actor Jay Baruchel, who plays the role of an apprentice in the movie alongside Nicolas Cage, who is the Sorcerer, the movie is a love letter to New York City.
“This movie is a love letter to New York City. Anyone who’s spent any time in New York knows that it is truly the world’s capital. People are going to see our movie and get taken away into a New York that they recognise, but have never really seen before,” said the Montreal-native star.
Actor Alfred Molina feels New York is a photogenic city.
“It’s an incredibly photogenic city and has such a dramatic presence and throbbing life. When the magic happens, it happens in a city which is magical in itself, so there’s a double whammy,” Molina said.
Australia-born Teresa Palmer, who plays the role of Becky in the film, feels it is the city where dreams come true.
“There is a magical energy there that just feels so alive and energetic. It’s the sort of city where dreams really do come true, and I think the film definitely lends itself to that.”
“New York has everything wonderful high rises, a fast pace, the greatest restaurants in the world, the centers of publishing and finance. It will never look as magical as it does in ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’,” said the Detroit-born producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
The film is releasing in India July 16 in four languages English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
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