The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion

Author: Jason Bailey
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760346232
Format: PDF, Docs
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A complete look at the extensive, ageless, unparalleled filmography of Woody Allen. Writer, actor, director, comedian, author, and musician, His films - he has over 45 writing and directing credits to his name - range from slapstick to tragedy, farce to f

Woody Allen Film by Film

Author: Jason Solomons
ISBN: 9781787390515
Format: PDF, ePub
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The quintessential guide to Woody Allen's lifetime of work, Woody Allen: Film by Film examines each of Allen's movies, from when he vented his first neuroses in 1965 with What's New Pussycat, by way of Oscar winner Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sister, all the way to his latest works of Wonder Wheel and Cafe Society. Woody Allen has enjoyed a career unlike any other writer or director in Hollywood. The impact of his comedy and his psychoanalysis of the modern world have been hugely influential and had a profound effect on popular culture ever since. Filled with key images of his films, as well as lots of behindthe- scenes content. As Woody said about himself: "The two biggest myths about me are that I'm an intellectual, because I wear these glasses, and that I'm an artist because my films lose money." As self-critical as ever - and with a hotly tipped Oscar material new film scheduled for the end of 2017 - Woody Allen remains a force to be reckoned with.

The Insanity Defense

Author: Woody Allen
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812978110
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A complete collection of prose writings by the acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, actor, and director features selections from his best-selling works--Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects--that offer the author's trademark humorous asides on such topics as sex, death, religion, philosophy, psychology, and the human condition. Original. 25,000 first printing.


Author: Woody Allen
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330328210
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although Woody Allen is best known for his cult movies, he is also a writer of outstanding wit and skill. Dip into this collection of fifty-two pieces for hilarity, deadpan weirdness, and some extremely outlandish ideas. Do you want to hear about the time Hitler went for a haircut? Or why Woody reveres Socrates? Have you ever wondered what would have happened if the Impressionists had actually been dentists? You can learn much about history âe" the piece on the invention of sandwiches is eye-opening âe" or modern life in this laugh-out-loud collection of thoughts, observations, diaries and stories from one of the most original minds and wonderfully comic voices of our time. âe~Itâe(tm)s no secret that Allenâe(tm)s short stories are just as entertaining and accomplished as his films . . . Allenâe(tm)s witty stories satirise contemporary society and classic modern literature in a style that is characteristically breathless, off the cuff and brilliantâe(tm) Observer

The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538110679
Format: PDF
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This reference work consists of entries on every film, television, stage, and literary work by Woody Allen. The volume also includes entries on people (actors, producers, writers, etc.) who have worked with Allen as well as various topics (acting roles, awards, themes, film locations, etc.).

Sweet and Lowdown

Author: Lloyd Michaels
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023185093X
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Over a career that has spanned more than six decades, Woody Allen has explored the emotion of regret as a response to the existentialist dilemma of not being someone else. Tracing this recurrent theme from his stand-up comedy routines and apprentice work through classics like Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Bullets Over Broadway as well as less esteemed accomplishments (Another Woman, Sweet and Lowdown, Cassandra's Dream), this volume argues that it is ultimately the shallowness of his protagonists' regret—their lack of deeply felt, sustained remorse—that defines Allen's pervasive view of human experience. Drawing on insights from philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, the book discusses nearly every Woody Allen film, with extended analyses of the relationship films (including Alice and Husbands and Wives), the murder tetralogy (including Match Point and Irrational Man), the self-reflexive films (including Stardust Memories and Deconstructing Harry), and the movies about nostalgia (including Radio Days and Midnight in Paris). The book concludes by considering Allen's most affirmative resolution of regret (Broadway Danny Rose) and speculating about the relevance of this through-line for understanding Allen's personal life and prospects as an octogenarian auteur.

Reconstructing Woody

Author: Mary P. Nichols
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442207469
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In this pathbreaking new book, Mary P. Nichols challenges this, arguing that Allen's work, from Play It Again, Sam to Deconstructing Harry, is actually an attempt to explore and reconcile the tension between art and life.

A Companion to American Indie Film

Author: Geoff King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118758323
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A Companion to American Indie Film features a comprehensive collection of newly commissioned essays that represent a state-of-the-art resource for understanding key aspects of the field of indie films produced in the United States. Takes a comprehensive and fresh new look at the topic of American indie film Features newly commissioned essays from top film experts and emerging scholars that represent the state-of-the-art reference to the indie film field Topics covered include: indie film culture; key historical moments and movements in indie film history; relationships between indie film and other indie media; and issues including class, gender, regional identity and stardom in in the indie field Includes studies of many types of indie films and film genres, along with various filmmakers and performers that have come to define the field