Monday, April 22, 2013

The streets of New York




Jake Gyllenhaal on a SoHo stroll in New York on Friday. Jake wasn't just snapped by the paparazzi. A Chinese blogger posted these pictures of Jake walking into his/her shot:




And here's Jake in front of SoulCycle NoHo:



I listened to this chapter of The Great Gatsby last week; it's Nick Carraway describing the city:

I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye. I liked to walk up Fifth Avenue and pick out romantic women from the crowd and imagine that in a few minutes I was going to enter their lives, and no one would ever know or disapprove. Sometimes, in my mind, I followed them to their apartments on the corners of hidden streets, and they turned and smiled back at me before they faded through a door into warm darkness. At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others–poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for the solitary restaurant dinner– young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.

Again at eight o’clock, when the dark lanes of the Forties were five deep with throbbing taxi cabs, bound for the theatre district, I felt a sinking in my heart. Forms leaned together in the taxis as they waited, and voices sang, and there was laughter from unheard jokes, and lighted cigarettes outlined unintelligible gestures inside. Imagining that I, too, was hurrying toward gaiety and sharing their intimate excitement, I wished them well.


Jake's performance received a nice review in the South China Morning Post:

Australian director Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel about ambition, materialist success, identity, romantic obsession and failure is one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year. Besides reading Fitzgerald's silky, sinuous prose on the page, you can now prepare yourself with this audiobook read by Jake Gyllenhaal. So smooth, cool and balanced is the Academy Award nominee's narration that it begs the question: why wasn't he chosen to play Nick Carraway instead of Tobey Maguire? His voice mellifluously conveys the beautiful rhythms of Fitzgerald's unsurpassed writing yet is supple enough to capture Carraway's satirical amusement at the doings of his cousin, Daisy, and her brutish husband, Tom Buchanan, and the weary melancholy of his grand disillusion - embodied by the titular Jay Gatsby, whose love for Daisy inspires the grandest of illusions. My only gripe is that Gyllenhaal doesn't quite capture the famously elegiac ending, both defiant and deflated. And the crashing piano doesn't help.

Amen to the Tobey Maguire casting. I haven't reached the end of my listening yet, so I can't comment. Nothing can match actually reading the end for the first time, so I don't think I'll be disappointed.

A few shots from last week's gala for the Academy of American poets at Lincoln Center:


67 comments:

Lara said...

Hi UV, I know it that you would find those fotos from chinese blog, my computer is very stress sometimes and don´t open the sites that i want. Love all fotos and the ggod News about the review.

Have a nice week everyone

FP said...

I found this from the New Year's party!:)
fvartistry "You coulda been anywhere else in the world tonight but you're here w/ me!" ~JayZ and Jake Gyllenhaal @ the after party!

http://instagram.com/p/T97M7vAa4W/#


Lara:) I never forget EOW, I would never have believed that EOW become one of my favorite movies ever! Jake always surprises me!

Lara said...

Scholastic ‏@Scholastic
Nice! our #nspp student poets get a little celebrity love from Jake Gyllenhaal, Patricia Clarkson & Amber Tamblyn: http://on.fb.me/12BvjCW

Nice I´m was the first. :-)

UltraViolet said...

Nice finds, both of you :)

And just as a blast from the past, Jake has been seen with Amber Tamblyn before:

http://imagecollect.com/events/gyllenhaal-and-tamblyn-have-a-laugh-in-soho-photos-144390

Oh, how I love original Emily...

Mary said...

Thanks UV nice to see Jake out and about.

Glad things are pretty well back to normal there in Boston. I love Boston have been there several times last time was able to show my son some of Bostonand he got to see a red sox game hes a big baseball fan his goal is to visit every base ball park

UltraViolet said...

I thought these pics were funny. They did a good job with the Jake cutout!

An instagrammer saw Jake out Saturday night - no specifics on the place.

Scott said...

"http://on.fb.me/12BvjCW "

Is that Amber, I hardly recognize her with the hair and yes the original Emily is great. The original grown AJ is back though.

FP said...

Jackie Widmann ‏@jackiewidmann 1m

Oh, Jake Gyllenhaal, we have to stop running into each other like this. This sexual tension is really just getting to be too much...#lolLife

bobbyanna said...

UV what a gorgeous passage from Fitzgerald to go with these photos!
Thank you.

Wasn't Saturday night the night he went to TFF with Carey & Marcus?

Jake would have made a brilliant Nick Carraway. I'm so glad he recorded the book.

bobbyanna said...

My "Saturday night" non sequitor was in reference to the Instagram pics you posted, UV. : )

Bob Berry said...

I am sorry for being a pain. But could someone post the account of the Instagram picture of jay z. Or the picture . I need a new computer, and my phone is limited in what it can do. Thanks again!

Lara said...

Hi Bob, account´s name is: thebrooklynbite ,and photo´s name is: carbone.
I hope you can see it.


Webstagram » List of @thebrooklynbite » @thebrooklynbite's Photo

Bob Berry said...

Thank you Lara! How about the New Year's Eve picture. And thanks again

Lara said...

Hi Bob, welcome. About NY eve the instagram name is: fvartistry.
You must have a little patience she has a lot of Photos, but you can see Jay-Z well.

Twitter said...

Gee ‏@GabeTheShogun 4h
Not opposed to contributing to a Kickstarter for the ONE DAY of shooting required on "Nailed" http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/new-images-of-jessica-biel-jake-gyllenhaal-in-david-o-russells-abandoned-nailed-surface-20130422 …
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FP said...

Great news!:)

the imitated life ‏@theimitatedlife 1m

Books: The #JakeGyllenhaal narrated #TheGreatGatsby tops the audiobook for the week https://www.theimitatedlife.net/ten_bestselling_audiobooks.html …

Lara said...

Sara P ‏@saaraap
really wish I could casually run into jake gyllenhaal like steven does all the time...πŸ˜”πŸ˜πŸ˜” pic.twitter.com/5kXcfXV0Rg

Monica said...
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Bob Berry said...

Thanks Lara! Really appreciate that information.

Anonymous said...

He looks great.

Lily

Scott said...

"Books: The #JakeGyllenhaal narrated #TheGreatGatsby tops the audiobook for the week "

Yay!

Scott said...

In the last pic, he looks like the instructor heading (late) to his soul cycle class and he looks so happy to be doing it.

Monica said...

He looks great in these pictures. thanks

Chica said...

I don't think I ever saw a pic of him going to SC, he is looking good!

Sasha Hoyt said...

Those are some really cute pictures of Jake.

I love how we're getting more news again, now that spring has sprung and people are outside more again.

Scott said...

Jake nominated for a Drama League off Broadway award. Dang! I beat Hagen

Hagen said...

First still from "Enemy Inside" (Click on the picture to enlarge it)

Lara said...

Great News Scott, LOL.
And Hagen thanks for the site. I almost loose my mind when i saw 2 jake´s. Pay attention everybody one is mine and over, end of the case.

Hagen said...

BTW they changed the title back to "An Enemy".

FP said...

Just from the pic oscar nom! lol:)

Scott said...

Thanks Hagen, you still rule.

Lara said...

Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal Up for Drama League Honors
The country's oldest theatrical honors unveiled the contenders for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award at Sardi’s Restaurant. The nominees are a mixture of off-Broadway hits like Jesse Eisenberg's play "The Revisionist" and Broadway big-tickets like the recent revival of "Annie."

There is also a heavy Hollywood presence. Tom Hanks, Bette Midler, Alec Baldwin and Jake Gyllenhaal are just a few of the prominent names who are up for acting honors.

The awards will be hosted by David Hyde Pierce on Friday, May 17, 2013 at noon.
The awards are more democratic than other shows. They are selected by Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

http://www.thewrap.com/culture/Drama-League-Nominations-Tom-Hanks-Jake-Gyllenhaal-Bette-Midler

Scott you rule too!!!!!!!! :-)

Ma G said...

"... I almost loose my mind when i saw 2 jake´s "

Me too ! I'm slowly dying... lol
and I'm so happy to see these nominations for Jake...

Hagen said...

Thanks Hagen, you still rule.

If anyone rules, it's UV. ;)
But as I said before, I think people on this blog complement each other very well, as we're searching for different kind of informations.

Hagen said...

I'm happy for Jake's nomination, but there are a whopping 60 (!) nominees for the Distinghuised Performance Award (Variety).

bobbyanna said...

This is wonderful news for Jake! I guess my reaction is maybe it's one of those times when it really is "an honor to be nominated."

The thing about this award is that it can only be given out once in a person's career. So with people like Vanessa Redgrave, Cicely Tyson, Nathan Lane, and Chita Rivera nominated, I'm not holding my breath expecting Jake to sneak in there.

I was happy to see America Ferrara also nominated, and Michael Shannon, too. I hope that all this recognition for Jake's work, is taken as encouragement and hopefully it will make him feel at home on stage. : )

Hagen said...

PathΓ© has taken down the still from "An Enemy". I wish they would be less erratic. :rolleyes:

Scott said...

Yes 60 nominations but you can only win once.

Mary said...

Thanks Hagen glad I saw it before they took it down wonder why?

Nice about the nomination.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the news, everyone. Great to see Jake nominated among the masses for the Drama League award.

Loved the news about the audiobook, as well. I had no idea anyone tracked those sales, but good for Jake and F Scott!

LOL about the kickstarter for Nailed. I thinkI'd have to contribute myself.

Scott: Happy to see original AJ back but I always liked Billy Warlock, too. And LOL at beating Hagen to the news.

Of course, Hagen got a big scoop with that Enemy still. Of course, some people were too fast for the Pathe folks :)

I agree about the erratic approach to this movie. I was hoping they'd get on a roll and start promoting the thing.

Ditto to Hagen's comment about everyone working together to find stuff., here and on twitter and other blogs. It's good to have all hands on different decks!

Anonymous said...

TMZ ‏@TMZ 1h
Ryan Gosling vs. Jake Gyllenhaal: Who'd You Rather? http://tmz.me/15GGI77

UltraViolet said...

Aww - I can relate to this! I've been annoyed to get to my stop a couple of times :)

Definitely choosing a longer subway route just so I can listen to more of Jake Gyllenhaal narrating #TheGreatGatsby. Thank you @audible_com!

Jake is sadly losing that TMZ twitter/pinterest contest by a mile.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Smashing news about Jake's Drama desk nomination but boy is the field crowded! I'm happy that he is getting recognition for his stage work.

Anonymous said...

Not the Drama Desk. That's a different award.

FP said...

Marian ‏@dreamwrit3r 2m

what can be better than a pic of Jake Gyllenhaal? a pic with two Jakes!! *.* #AnEnemy http://twitpic.com/clgnjk

we have the pic again!:)

Anonymous said...

Nick Specht
Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal on my block #starstruck
Share · 55 minutes ago near New York, NY ·

FP said...

Chrissy Alford ‏@chrissyalford 4m

Omg omg ah Just saw Marcus Mumford and Jake Gyllenhaal with @Chumcitay

FP said...

Jeff Zillgitt ‏@JeffZillgitt 30s

Among the celebs at Celtics-Knicks Game 2 at MSG: Louis CK, Marcus Mumford, Phil Collins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike D, Q-Tip, Robert Wuhl.

Anonymous said...

Josephine Tan ‏@josephinetan13 2m

I just remember I think I saw Jake Gyllenhaal at Soul Cycle earlier this morning #lol

Anonymous said...

Josephine Tan
FIXXXXX. Saw Jake Gyllenhaal at Soul Cycle Union Square this morning. Wasn't sure it was him bcs everybody was so cool about it so I thought he was just some random dude that looks like him. DARNIT. Stupid. Conclusion: I shall go to Soul Cycle again next week.

FP said...

ach Schonbrun ‏@zschonbrun 22m

Jake Gyllenhaal just shown on video tron. Definitely seen him at #Nets games, too. Wearing same hat

Joseph David ‏@josephh513 23m

Louis CK, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Stiller and Spike Lee all pretty much sitting next to each other at the Knicks/Celtics game.. no big deal

Jesse Blumberg ‏@jblumberg12 22m

Omg Jake Gyllenhaal is at the Knicks game

Josephine Tan ‏@josephinetan13 11m

FIX gw liat jake gyllenhaal.. He was like 1 meter in front of me. New yorkers are so cool abt it geez i'd be freaking out

Monica said...

Go Knicks!

Scott said...

Oh Monica, I really don't like you now. Go Celtics.

UltraViolet said...

LOL, Scott. Monica and I are always on opposite sides of the athletic wars!

Doesn't look like Jake has the guts to wear a Celtics hat or a Red Sox hat at the game, despite his supposed loyalties. No Boston Strong for him!

Monica said...

He's wearing a Yankees hat!
Jake

UltraViolet said...

That's what I said. He's a coward :)

FP said...

OMD How sexy he is in that pic!:)

Scott said...

Jake is prone to committment. First he's a Lakers fan when in LA and then a Celtic fan when in Boston. Now in NYC he's Knicks fan or Nets fan when in NYC with Jay Z.

UltraViolet said...

I think that's the opposite of commitment!

bobbyanna said...

I have a suspicion that he's rooting for the Celtics. : )
He is usually at the Nets games in BK, but tonight I think the Celtics got him to the Garden.

Monica said...

wow scott!!
I like Lakers, Knicks, but Chicago Bulls is my number one!!

Scott said...

"I think that's the opposite of commitment!"

lol. I know I was being a little sarcastic.

Scott said...

"I like Lakers, Knicks, but Chicago Bulls is my number one!!"

You know Monica you are not helping your status with me. Lol, although I wish the best for the Bulls Coach since he was instrumental in the Celtics Championship a couple of years ago. Although I must say I am not speaking to Ray Allen even though he doesn't know it.

Lara said...

Hi Everyone! Stephane has new Photos.
Home > Paparazzi Photos > 2013 > April 23 - Chatting With A Friend In New York City

Have a nice day

Sasha Hoyt said...

One night away from my PC and Jake is all over the place - Enemy still, paparazzi pics, at the game.

When will I ever learn that it's either all or nothing with him?

Chica said...

Luv the Jake pic of. Him at the Knicks game but not the Skankee cap, Lol!

UltraViolet said...

At least Monica isn't a Miami Heat fan!

Sasha, it's always feast or famine with Jake! He doesn't make it easy on us :)

Chica, ITA. More pics in the new post.