Woody Allen: Film by Film Thread

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RayS, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. RayS

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    Amazon has not done a video release for "Transparent", which is (I think) their most acclaimed show. So I'm guessing a DVD or BD release for "Crisis" is not in the cards.
     
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  3. johnaltman

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    it's too bad I missed this whole thing (I almost never come in the VA section). Just saw his latest, thought it was great.
     
  4. mrjinks

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    Well, seeing as we're such accommodating folk here, you're welcome to backtrack to any particular film here and we'll be happy to tell you why your opinion of it is wrong.

    :D
     
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    Matchpoint
    Midnight In Paris
    Top two.
     
  7. mr_spenalzo

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    Ok, attempt at top 10:

    01 - Match Point
    02 - Manhattan Murder Mystery
    03 - Husbands and Wives
    04 - Deconstructing Harry
    05 - Crimes and Misdemeanours
    06 - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    07 - Hannah and Her Sisters
    08 - Radio Days
    09 - Annie Hall
    10 - Interiors
     
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    Time for news on the new film?

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    Woody's Facebook interview.

    Some information on "Wonder Wheel", and some surprises regarding Woody and technology (Who would have guessed that Woody can "Dial up the YouTube" on his smart phone?) He had to use a lot of CGI for the Coney Island Boardwalk to look like 1950.

     
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    I thought that was kind of fun. When's the last time you've actually SEEN a Woody interview? He comes across pretty well in (most) print interviews, I think, but those should be interesting to read, due to editing. It was nice to see him respond directly to questions here to see how sharp he still is. Some of his answers were a little rambling, and some of the questions weren't all that great (some more from online would've been nice), but it was a pleasant little diversion for an hour...
     
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    Sometimes in the press conferences at the festival premieres he comes across as a bit of a bewildered old man, but I think a lot of that derives from his hearing issues which are compounded in those environments.

    There is a bit of the McCartney thing here - same old answers to same old questions, as if Weide figured he wanted to share that information with a broader audience so he let Woody roll on and on with some tired stories (tired to the hardcore fans, anyway).
     
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    Yeah, I thought this was initially odd, but apparently Woody is okay with awards as long as they aren't based around a competition and a notion of "best".
     
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    :laugh:

    Can't wait to see this turn up on Youtube.
     
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    Finally got around to seeing this and I was more than pleasantly surprised. I agree about the hooker scene. I thought it was going to have ramifications later and be part of the bigger plot, but no... As a Woody substitute, there were times when Eisenberg was almost as irritating as Branagh - though more so during the hooker scene. Definitely one of the better later films, however.
     
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    I was just about to ask when this movie was coming out.

    A wait until December is disappointing. If he is still working on it I guess his one movie per year streak may be in jeopardy.

    Interesting to read Kate Winslet was up for "Match Point".
     
  19. RayS

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    Unless something has changed, the film is done. It could have been out in September - this is a "strategic" decision to position the film better (or to position some other film better, necessitating this move).
     
  20. tonyc

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    Yes, I was thinking more along the lines of his film for next year which I realize was unclear in my post. There may be resistance to releasing a film so quickly if this one is not well received.
     
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  21. RayS

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    Ah, I see! Good question. Maybe Amazon wants to let the lingering negativity over "Crisis" pass as fully as possible before releasing the film. Or has everyone forgotten it already?
     
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    Sleeper and Annie Hall, both good films!:cool::-popcorn:
     
  23. mrjinks

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    I just stumbled across this and haven't watched it yet, so I can't vouch for it, but diehards like Ray and I (and perhaps a few others) might find it worthwhile:

    [not sure why it references David Lean in the title, as it appears to be a standard interview!]
     
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    I watched this a few days ago, as it was "new to me" as well, despite being about 10 years old. Some of the stories are well-trod, but the interviewer is very well informed and Woody is more relaxed than usual and quite funny. My favorite line was about the possibility of making a one-off comeback to stand-up - "I just said that to get rid of him".
     
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    Just watched this and have to give kudos to the interviewer, as well. He knew his subject well enough to frame the questions so that he wouldn't get a "tried and true" answer, much of the time. He could push Woody past the obvious answer to get just a little bit more depth on the responses - well done.
     
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