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Happy Birthday Woody [01 Dec 2010|08:38am]

Happy 75th to Woody today, I think it's 75. I can't believe neither AMC nor TCM has a single Woody Allen movie all day today. what a ripoff. luckily I have almost all my faves on DV-R and DVD.
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cause i love woody more than you ;) [24 Jan 2010|12:45am]

[ mood | silly ]


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monday night woody [01 Nov 2009|11:55am]

for anyone who has the IFC channel, every monday night they do at least 1 woody movie, they call it "IFC's Monday Night Woody" (I think that's supposed to be a veiled sexual reference). I don't know how long they've been doing it but hopefully it'll continue for a while. last week was both Annie Hall and Manhattan (finally got to see Manhattan for the first time!) and tomorrow night at 6pm is Sleeper.

(november 10) edit: well, it's over already ): but they still have several of his movies on the forthcoming schedule on the website.
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"Whatever Works" finally out on DVD! :) [29 Oct 2009|08:55pm]

[ mood | content ]

I missed this in the theaters and when I heard of the mixed reviews it decreased my desire to see it.  What a fool am I!  I cannot believe I doubted my favorite writer/director.  I simply adored the film.  It's pure Woody in his classic cynical views of the world, the very reason I fell in love with him.  Yet underneath all of his misanthropic tendencies, he still makes me laugh loudly in wild agreement because he is a man of my own heart.  Sure, to the casual observer, those unfamiliar with Woody's style, it may seem self-indulgent, but he's the writer and it's HIS FILM.  I wouldn't want it any other way.  I think Woody found a winner w/ Larry David.  I'm definitely adding this DVD to my WA collection.

Mr. Allen, you ARE a genius! ;)

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Woody Dream Cast [27 Jul 2009|12:17pm]

There are plenty of folks that have found themselves part of the troupe of Woody Allen actors that appeared in multiple films. Of those folks, who would you like to include in your own dream Woody Allen movie?

I'd love to see a Woody Allen movie with:

Woody (obviously)
Diane Keaton
Scarlett Johansson
Tony Roberts
Dianne Weist
Julie Kavner
Alan Alda
Judy Davis
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Whatever Works [08 Jul 2009|02:11pm]


For those who have seen Whatever Works, what did you think of it? I thought it was very much like the comedy version of Hannah and her sisters (mainly from Max Von Sydow's point of view). It's a little recycled but Larry David seem perfect for this role.


Feel free to add whatever input you may have about Whatever Works or anything else. (i didn't actually mean the film 'anything else' itself but you get what i mean)


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OBAMA vs A FLY (the conspiracy) pretty funny haha. [21 Jun 2009|10:12am]

president obama fighting a protesting fly that happened to be flying near-by...a conspiratorial assassination of the third kind before it had a chance to speak its truth.


barack obama fly swat cnbc funny kill buzz harwood interview united states president democrat comedy humor
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Scene in "Sleeper" [20 Jun 2009|12:34am]
This community no longer seems to be active, but I'll try anyway.

This has been driving me mad. There's a scene in "Sleeper," I think when Miles and Luna are trying to steal the nose, that's a parody of the opening scene of an Ingmar Bergman film (I'm pretty sure it was Ingmar Bergman; I saw parts of the film in a cinema class a long time ago but don't remember which). It's close-ups of people's faces in the audience (in "Sleeper," it's close-ups of the faces of the scientists watching Miles and Luna.) What film is this from??? I won't be able to sleep until I figure it out.
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[01 Dec 2008|01:57am]

Happy birthday, Mr. Allen!
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Woody Allen Films [23 Nov 2008|01:49pm]

I have a question for you Woody Allen lovers. I'm writing a report for my film class in which I have to choose a theme running through 3 films of a director of my choice. I chose Woody Allen and the theme of two sides of a coin. So far, I have reality versus illusion in the Purple Rose of Cairo and tragedy versus drama in Melinda and Melinda. I'm stuck on choosing the third film. Any ideas??
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Take the Bananas and Run [13 Aug 2008|09:17am]

There's a good article/interview with Woody in this week's Newsweek magazine:
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icons [11 Jul 2008|09:10pm]

[08] - Arsenal transfers Nasri & Ramsey
[06] - Arsenal pre season training

[05] - Woody Allen
[10] - Cassandra's Dream
[07] - Okkervil River

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"A nervous breakdown in slow motion." [03 Mar 2008|09:01pm]

In the March issue of "NYLON" Magazine there is a section entitled "Woody's Nymphs" It's pretty funny. It features a couple ladies he has worked with and/or dated.
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A Guy Like Me - Episode 1 - ON THE AIR!! [29 Jan 2008|07:11am]


A Guy Like Me

After over a year of work, episode 1 is on the web!
Written and Directed by Will Gilman, a life long Woody Allen fan... whom many have said is the heir to Mr. Allen's throne of comedy and drama!

Click Here to Watch It

Or of course, check out our YouTube Channel

So it begins...
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Woody [17 Jan 2008|11:20am]

[T]he only thing standing between me and greatness is me . . . . I've been given more opportunities than anybody. I've been given the money and freedom for thirty-five years now to make whatever I wanted: A musical? Okay. A detective story? Fine. A drama? Absolutely. Another drama, even though the first one failed? Go ahead. Whatever you want.
—WOODY ALLEN, Spring 2005
Eric Lax's new biography, Conversations with Woody Allen, reveals a Woody not unlike the one we've been assured (usually by the filmmaker himself) has been there all along: unpretentious, lazy, dismissive of the value of his work while at the same time passionate about the process itself ("the real fun was in doing it—the planning and the execution and the busywork"), an artist for whom the best choice isn't necessarily as much a matter of aesthetics as it is convenience.

Lax began interviewing Allen in 1971 and kept coming back—for 36 years. The result is a hefty document that focuses, as the book's subtitle promises, on "His films, the movies, and moviemaking," touching on Allen's personal life only as it pertains to his professional one. Neatly divvied up into eight chapters ("The Idea," "Writing It," "Casting, Actors, and Acting," "Shooting, Sets, Locations, "Directing," "Editing," "Scoring," and "The Career"), what emerges is the portrait of a writer/director whose talents are largely instinctual, who only waxes cerebral about his films after they're in the can, and for whom fame and posterity mean nothing.

"If you can't divorce yourself from hearing about yourself and your work," Allen says, "which is not all that hard to do, then I'd advise you not to believe the compliments and the good things said about you. A good portion of them are insincere, a good portion are wrong—which leaves a very small portion to get excited over. Most hype about your work is show business flattery."

If there's a complaint with the book, it occasionally suffers from presenting too much of the same information over and over again. Lax, or his editor, should have had more faith in his readers. Still, Conversations with Woody Allen provides a fascinating look at (despite what Allen himself thinks) one of our most important filmmakers.

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*tap tap* ....is this thing on?? [30 Dec 2007|11:51am]

[ mood | curious ]

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.

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[24 Sep 2007|02:12am]

"Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily as lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you."

Woody Allen
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bergman, rest in peace... [30 Jul 2007|07:23am]


woody's favorite director...
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[19 Jul 2007|06:59pm]

Has anyone else read "Mere Anarchy"? I just bought it and I'm super excited!
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woody allen play [30 May 2007|11:54am]

Hi. Does anyone have or know where to get Woody Allen plays? I found places only where you have to order them, but I need the texts urgently. Thank you.
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