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Woody Allen Almost Made a Victorian Period Comedy Instead of Annie Hall

In honor of Annie Hall’s 40th anniversary, screenwriter Marshall Brickman looks back on the process by which Anhedonia, the complicated, surreal film he wrote with Woody Allen, was pared down to the more straightforward romantic comedy Annie Hall. Movie nerds are probably familiar with Allen’s original vision for the film, ... More »

24 Things You Never Knew About Woody Allen's 'Annie Hall'

Why do we still care about "Annie Hall," 40 years after its release (on April 20, 1977)? Because it's a cinema landmark, the romantic comedy that created the template for nearly all the rom-coms that followed. It was also a landmark film for Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. Show More Summary

Does 'Annie Hall' Actually Suck?

last weekNews : Vice News

Woody Allen's classic romantic comedy turns 40 this week, so we look back to see how it has aged.

Ingmar Bergman and the Risk of Ridicule

Ingmar Bergman is one of the greatest of modern directors, but he’s also an instant object of comedy because of his incidental association with Woody Allen, America’s leading Bergmaniac. That association is actually more than incidental, however; it’s symptomatic. Show More Summary

Prix de la Page 112

They've announced the winner of this year's (Woody Allen, Hannah and her Sisters-inspired) prix de la Page 112 -- and it went to Sanglier, by Dominique Rameau (the 70-year-old author's debut), out from Éditions Corti; see their publicity page.

Comic Legends: Did Woody Allen Really Have His Own Comic Strip?

In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, learn whether famous film director Woody Allen once starred in his own daily newspaper comic strip! The post Comic Legends: Did Woody Allen Really Have His Own Comic Strip? appeared first on CBR.

Andrew Dice Clay In Negotiations To Join ‘A Star Is Born’ In Key Role

EXCLUSIVE: The Diceman cometh. Andrew Dice Clay, whose acting prowess was on display in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and HBO’s Vinyl, is in negotiations to play the coveted role of Lorenzo in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. The role is...Show More Summary

"That’s the mistake we all make, isn’t it? Believing that being a writer means being, you know, totally and utterly uninterrupted—it means silence, it means, you know, a room of one’s own."

"No, no. That’s bullshit. That’s what we perceive a male writer to have. And that can lead to horrible solipsism and disconnection from humanity. I’m not naming names, never naming names... Martin Amis, Woody Allen, Saul Bellow."Lines...Show More Summary

'Faulkner v. Woody Allen' leads to surprise ending

Shooting has begun in Mississippi on a new documentary about legendary author William Faulkner — the first ever authorized by his estate.        

DON’T SWEAT THE BIG STUFF: Near the end of his 1979 film Manhattan, Woody Allen, playing a TV writ…

DON’T SWEAT THE BIG STUFF: Near the end of his 1979 film Manhattan, Woody Allen, playing a TV writer who quits his day job to concentrate on his novel, talks into a tape recorder to begin outlining his book: “An idea for a short story about, um, people in Manhattan who are constantly creating these […]

Fred Weintraub, who financed 'Woodstock' and helped discover Bruce Lee, dies at 88

Were it not for the renegade work of club owner, Hollywood producer and self-described showman Fred Weintraub, the lives of Bruce Lee, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, to say nothing of the mud-encrusted hippies Weintraub captured in the film “Woodstock,” might have taken...

TV special - Woody Allen Looks at 1967

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Liza Minnelli, John Byner, Aretha Franklin, William F. Buckley are the guests in this TV special, "Woody Allen Looks at 1967." The opening title sequence is 10 times too long for today's audience. Allen's opening monologue as a weird long joke about a hate crime. Show More Summary

Chronic Absenteeism Puts Students at Risk of Failing in School

When Woody Allen famously said that “80% of success is just showing up,” he wasn’t talking about school. But according to some fascinating new research, Woody hit pretty close to the truth. (Actually, the math works out to be a little...Show More Summary

Getting the Facts

(February 25, 2017 03:14 PM, by David Henderson) In the late 1990s and early 2000s, in one standard part of an optimistic speech I gave about the modern economy and the effect of the Internet, I told a story from a 1977 Woody Allen movie, Annie Hall, that... (0 COMMENTS)

Watch: New Trailer for 4K Re-Release of Woody Allen's 'Manhattan'

"He adored New York City... He romanticized it all out of proportion." Park Circus and MGM have unveiled a brand new trailer for the 4K digital re-release this year of Woody Allen's seminal romantic comedy classic Manhattan, which first opened in 1979. Show More Summary

First Look at Woody Allen’s Next Movie ‘Wonder Wheel’

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Another period piece is coming our way from writer-director Woody Allen. We know little about his latest movie, titled Wonder Wheel, which is typical of Allen’s movies. Rarely are character and plot details shared early on. But we do know his latest film stars Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet, and Juno Temple and it takes place in the 1950s. Show More Summary

Woody Allen & Kate Winslet Head To Brooklyn For 'Wonder Wheel'

As he has done every year since 1982, Woody Allen has been working on a new movie; this one is slated to be released later in 2017. And after dipping his toes back into the Hudson River with last year's Cafe Society, it seems his latest film will bring Allen back to his hometown borough. [ more › ]

Woody Allen : A Career in Ten Lines

“…you’re also not Superman, you’re a comedian. You want to do mankind a service? Tell funnier jokes.” Inspired by a Rolling Stone article, The Solomon Society pays tribute to the illustrious career of Woody Allen, as told through lines from some of his most memorable movies.

‘Abstract: The Art of Design' review: Netflix series is fast, funny, and without critique

The eight-part docuseries premieres February 10 Forget Woody Allen (if you haven’t already), illustrator Christoph Niemann is here to represent the urban neurotic creative. With pictures! Niemann is one of eight subjects of the new Netflix...Show More Summary

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