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Daily News Jan. 30, 2011
James Benatti & Marshall
THEIR STAR TURN
In "Blue Valentine," Benatti
play the owner of a Queens moving company where Dean
(Ryan Gosling) applies for a
job. He gets it, and soon is working on several jobs
across the city - including moving an elderly man's property
Brooklyn to rural Pennsylvania, where Dean meets Cindy
WHY IT'S MEMORABLE
Director Derek Cianfrance wanted to make
his feature-film debut, about the dissolution of a marriage,
as possible. So for flashback scenes, he wanted Gosling
to work with an actual firm. Enter Steinway Moving and
Storage in Long Island City.
. Gosling eventually helped
Steinway with an actual move in Brooklyn. The scenes
where Dean chats with his new co-workers while lugging
boxes and loading trucks
is full off-the-cuff, funny observations by Johnson and no-nonsense leadership
from Benatti. click
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Sundance Film Festival: Blue Valentine Jan 24 - 29, 2010
Blue Valentine is an intimate, shattering portrait of a disintegrating
On the far side of a once-passionate romance, Cindy (Michelle
Williams) and Dean (Ryan Gosling) are married with a young
daughter. Hoping to save their marriage, they steal away to
a theme hotel.
We then encounter them years earlier, when they met and fell
in love—full of life and hope.
Moving fluidly between these two time periods, Blue Valentine
unfolds like a cinematic duet whose refrain asks, where did their
love go? Framing the film as a mystery whose answer lies scattered
in time (and in character), filmmaker Derek Cianfrance constructs
an elegant set of dualities: past and present, youth and adulthood,
vitality and entropy. The rigor of his process is visible throughout
the film. Eliminating artificial devices, he has only the truth
of the characters to work with. Because Gosling and Williams
bring amazing intensity and emotional honesty to their roles,
the experience of connecting to these two souls becomes truly
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Steinway Moving and Storage
to appear in the upcoming film Blue Valentine
by C.S. Webb
Moving and Storage of Long Island City NY was recently selected
to participate in the filming of the new movie Blue Valentine
starring Ryan Gosling.
With the film currently
in pre-production, Steinway trucks and its moving crews have
been seen all over NYC with Ryan Gosling performing actual
moves while being filmed.
Blue Valentine, also starring
Michelle Williams, is scheduled for release in 2010. The
film follows the story of a couple, ten years into their
marriage, who face marital divergence as one grows and prospers
while the other remains the same.
Location Scouts came to Steinway Moving and Storage seeking a location to shoot
warehouse scenes for the movie. The production crew was attracted by Steinway’s
old-world, old school authenticity. They met with and clicked with Steinway’s
Owner, James Benatti.
With working techniques and a
philosophy that has not changed in three generations, Steinway
provides a chemistry that will contribute to the movie's
Steinway Moving and Storage, Steinway’s
owner James Benatti, and members of his crew will appear
in scenes of the film.
Founded in Astoria
Queens in 1926, Steinway Movers just celebrated its 84th
year in business. Still owned and operated by the Benatti
family, Steinway proudly serves Queens and the greater metro
area with old-fashioned service and a quality crew of trained
Specializing in moving services
for large and small business, Steinway is best known for
its residential division that has been the corner stone to
its success for over 80 years.
Completely licensed and insured,
Steinway serves the entire tri-state area and will pick up,
pack and ship anywhere in the US.