shadowcat410 (shadowcat410) wrote in woodyallen,

*tap tap* this thing on??

Hey everyone!  Just thought I'd open up a discussion.

Is anyone excited to see Cassandra's Dream in January?  Anyone caught an advanced screening?
I haven't even watched the trailer yet and I don't think I will. I know the premise, though.  I was a tad disappointed with Woody's last drama/thriller (Match Point), so I was wondering what your thoughts were.  And I'm a big Ewan Mc G fan, but not so much Colin Farrel.

I was discussing w/ a movie buff friend how sad it is when a directors last film haunts them after their death.  I don't want Woody's last film to be a flop.  He means too much to me.  I hate when a person's last work trumps their genius catalog of work their entire career.  That is not fair for the public to do, and Woody Allen deserves more.  Sorry for speaking of death, but it has crossed my mind. =/

(Even though it seems his relationship w/ Soon-Yi has trumped all of his work for the mass public)  grr

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I have nothing to say about Cassandra's Dream seeing as it has been completely overlooked. I know nothing about it and that's sad.

None of his films have ever crossed MY mind as being flops, so I don't think it would bother me what everyone else thought of this "last movie" you speak of.
Match Point caught me by surprise, so I was far off from being disappointed. I'm looking forward to Cassandra's Dream, too, but I have no idea when it'll be shown in my country. Then again we had Scoop two years ago, so I'm hoping Cassandra's Dream will be shown here, too.

Whatever film will that be, I hope it wouldn't haunt Woody. I have a feeling though that he will be best remembered for Annie Hall and Manhattan.
i disagree with your comment about Woody's relationship because generally in Europe, he is very well received and even his bad films are actually revered in Europe moreso than in North America. Yes, it is true that the North American audience is a little more of a hard ass about that kind of thing, especially when there are hypocrisy within their standards.

But then again, who gives a shit about what the mass audience think? Do you think anyone actually knew who Ingmar Bergman were? Or Kurosawa? not a lot of people in the mass public know who they are because their films are not in the major theatres.

I loved MatchPoint! Because it was so NOT a Woody Allen's film even though it had some elements that is so Woody, it was definitely different from Small Time Crooks and Curse of Jade Scorpin.

Sure, people will remember Woody Allen for Annie Hall, but don't most people remember most directors for their well known one anyway?

who cares. enjoy the films and read his books.