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Ask the Dust (film)

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Genre  Drama, Romance
Story by  John Fante
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Director  Robert Towne
Adapted from  Ask the Dust
Language  English
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Release date  March 17, 2006 (2006-03-17)
Based on  Ask the Dust by John Fante
Writer  Robert Towne (screenplay), John Fante (novel)
Producers  Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner, Jonas McCord, Don Granger
Cast  Colin Farrell (Arturo Bandini), Salma Hayek (Camilla Lopez), Donald Sutherland (Hellfrick), Eileen Atkins (Mrs. Hargraves), Idina Menzel (Vera Rivkin), Justin Kirk (Sammy)
Similar movies  Irreversible, Sea of Love, Proof, (500) Days of Summer, Angel, Straight Outta Compton
Tagline  Passion and ambition drive two dreamers in 1930s LA. Their love affair is ferocious and hot-blooded as they fight the city and themselves to make their dreams come true.

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Ask the Dust is a 2006 American-German film based on the book Ask the Dust by John Fante. The film was written and directed by Robert Towne and remains, as of 2015, his last feature film. Tom Cruise (with Paula Wagner and Cruise/Wagner Productions) served as one of the film's producers. The film was released on a limited basis on March 17, 2006 and was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival. It was filmed almost entirely in South Africa with the use of stages to portray Los Angeles.


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The story is set during the Great Depression, specifically around the time of the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. Camilla (Salma Hayek) is a fiery, beautiful Mexican café waitress who aspires one day to be above her current standing in society, to make something of herself, to give her and her future children a place and chance in the world. Farrell's character is portrayed as a struggling writer who comes to Los Angeles's Bunker Hill area to start his writing career. Though he falls in love with Camilla, he does not marry her. Later, Camilla is infected by tuberculosis and leaves Arturo without informing him. When Arturo finds her, she is about to die and he promises to marry her, but Camilla dies and Arturo writes a novel dedicated to Camilla. Arturo writes a dedication in one of his books to her and throws it into the sand.


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  • Colin Farrell as Arturo Bandini
  • Salma Hayek as Camilla Lopez
  • Donald Sutherland as Hellfrick
  • Eileen Atkins as Mrs. Hargraves
  • Idina Menzel as Vera Rivkin
  • Justin Kirk as Sammy
  • Dion Basco as Patricio/houseboy
  • Jeremy Crutchley as Solomon, the bartender
  • William Mapother as Bill
  • Tamara Craig Thomas as Sally
  • Production

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    Part of the film was shot at Pinelands High School, on fields modified to simulate a Los Angeles scenery.

    Film delays

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    The rights to the novel once belonged to Mel Brooks, though he let them lapse. Towne met Fante in the 1970s. This meeting led to his interest in the project. Despite finishing the script in the early 1990s, he couldn't find financial backing from a studio. During this time, Farrell's role was originally set to be played by Johnny Depp but he dropped out. Later Val Kilmer accepted the role and also dropped out. Another delay was Hayek initially rejecting the role to avoid being typecast as a Mexican immigrant. She accepted the role eight years later.

    Critical reception

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    The film received negative to mixed reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 35% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 104 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 58 out of 100, based on 33 reviews.

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