Woody Allen

Autore: Eric Lax
Editore: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306809859
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An updated portrait of the actor and film creator includes coverage of Allen's scandal-marked breakup from Mia Farrow and the personal and professional changes that followed, chronicling his last eight films. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Woody Allen

Autore: Robert E. Kapsis
Editore: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496804422
Grandezza: 39,35 MB
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This revised and updated edition gathers interviews and profiles covering the entire forty-five year span of Woody Allen’s career as a filmmaker, including detailed discussions of his most popular as well as his most critically acclaimed works. The present collection is a complete update of the volume that first appeared in 2006. In the years since, Allen has continued making movies, including Midnight in Paris and the Oscar-winning Blue Jasmine. While many interviews from the original edition have been retained in the present volume, nine new entries extend the coverage of Allen’s directorial career through 2015. In addition, there is a new, in-depth interview from the period covered in the first edition. Most of the interviews included in the original volume first appeared in such widely known publications and venues as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Playboy. A number of smaller and lesser-known venues are also represented, especially in the new volume. Several interviews from non-American sources add an international perspective on Allen’s work. Materials for the new volume include pieces focusing primarily on Allen’s films as well as broader profiles and interviews that also concentrate on his literary talent. Perhaps Stephen Mamber best describes Allen’s distinctiveness, especially early in his career: “Woody Allen is not the best new American comedy director or the best comedy writer or the best comedy actor, he’s simply the finest combination of all three.”

Woody Allen

Autore: Kimball King
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135670463
Grandezza: 69,17 MB
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Reluctant Film Art Of Woody Allen

Autore: Peter J. Bailey
Editore: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813139244
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For three decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) through Celebrity (1998) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Allen has produced an average of one film a year, yet in many of these films Allen reveals a progressively skeptical attitude toward both the value of art and the cultural contributions of artists. In examining Allen's filmmaking career, The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen demonstrates that his movies often question whether the projected illusions of magicians/artists benefit audience or artists. Other Allen films dramatize the opposed conviction that the consoling, life-redeeming illusions of art are the best solution humanity has devised to the existential dilemma of being a death-foreseeing animal. Peter Bailey demonstrates how Allen's films repeatedly revisit and reconfigure this tension between image and reality, art and life, fabrication and factuality, with each film reaching provisional resolutions that a subsequent movie will revise. Merging criticism and biography, Bailey identifies Allen's ambivalent views of the artistic enterprise as a key to understanding his entire filmmaking career. Because of its focus upon filmmaker Sandy Bates's conflict between entertaining audiences and confronting them with bleak human actualities, Stardust Memories is a central focus of the book. Bailey's examination of Allen's art/life dialectic also draws from the off screen drama of Allen's very public separation from Mia Farrow, and the book accordingly construes such post-scandal films as Bullets Over Broadway and Mighty Aphrodite as Allen's oblique cinematic responses to that tabloid tempest. By illuminating the thematic conflict at the heart of Allen's work, Bailey seeks not only to clarify the aesthetic designs of individual Allen films but to demonstrate how his oeuvre enacts an ongoing debate the screenwriter/director has been conducting with himself between creating cinematic narratives affirming the saving powers of the human imagination and making films acknowledging the irresolvably dark truths of the human condition.

Woody Allen

Autore: Richard Aloysius Blake
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A study of the religious dimensions of Woody Allen's films.

Reconstructing Woody

Autore: Mary P. Nichols
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847689903
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For too long, the films of Woody Allen have been interpreted as expressions of deconstructionism, nihilism, and postmodern angst. 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. As witty and complex as its subject, Reconstructing Woody shows that Allen is immensely concerned with human ethics, goodness, and virtue.


Autore: Woody Allen
Editore: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573621291
Grandezza: 69,72 MB
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Comedy Woody Allen Characters: 18 male, 2 female (doubling possible). Bare stage, simple props. A maniacal killer is at large and Kleinman is caught between conflicting factions with plans on how to catch him. Kleinman, a logical man in a mad world, is indecisive and insecure; he doesn't want to get involved but everyone is after him to make a choice. He is even accused of being the culprit. When Kleinman confronts the maniac (who looks no different from anyone else), he is stabbed. Everyone rushes off to pursue the still elusive killer.

The Films Of Woody Allen

Autore: Sam B. Girgus
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521009294
Grandezza: 70,48 MB
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This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that examine Allen's work since 1992.

A Companion To Woody Allen

Autore: Peter J. Bailey
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118514831
Grandezza: 79,30 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Edited by two renowned Allen experts, A Companion to Woody Allen presents a collection of 26 original essays on the director’s films. Contributions offer a number of divergent critical perspectives while expanding the contexts in which his work is understood. A timely companion by the authors of two of the most important books on Allen to date Illuminates the films of Woody Allen from a number of divergent critical perspectives Explores the contexts in which his work should be understood Assesses Allen’s remarkable filmmaking career from its early beginnings and investigates the conflicts and contradictions that suffuse it Discusses Allen’s recognition as a global cinematic figure

Conversations With Woody Allen

Autore: Eric Lax
Editore: Knopf
ISBN: 0307273172
Grandezza: 67,70 MB
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In discussions that begin in 1971 and end in 2009, Allen talks about every facet of moviemaking through the prism of his own work as well as the larger world of film, and in so doing reveals an artist’s development over the course of his career. He speaks about his influences and about the genesis of his ideas; about writing, casting, acting, shooting, directing, editing, and scoring—and throughout shows himself to be thoughtful, honest, self-deprecating, always witty, and often hilarious. From the Trade Paperback edition.