Woody Allen sues Amazon alledging breach of contract

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  1. alexpop

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    Both Irish.

    Least I didn’t mention Liam Neeson. :D
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  2. Steve Litos

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    He "sorta" looks like Sinatra, but he really favors the Farrow side of the family.

    I think we are sometimes fooled when when physical traits are passed on from the opposite gender parent.

    He looks like Mia and especially her father John Farrow.
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  3. Jack White

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    Another interesting (in a ghoulish way) 'fun fact' about Prudence is that she was having an affair with the notorious Robert Durst when his first wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst, disappeared. McCormack's corpse has never been found.
  4. alexpop

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    Didn't know that.
    There was a lot macabre in 1968, Mia in the satanic Rosemary's Baby..her trip to India, Beatles, Maharishi Yogi's infatuation with Prudence, semi documented in the song Dear Prudence on the White Album which also featured Helter Skelter. Hippie nutter Charles Manson used the song as a mantra to kill. Strange days indeed !!!
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  5. DigMyGroove

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    I agree completely, but the ridge of his eyes and the mouth in particular are very Sinatra IMHO.

    It is a wonder sometimes who out children look or don't look like. It wasn't until one of my daughters was 11 that I realized she looked very much like her paternal side great-grandmother whose photo as a very young woman happened to be on display. And the funniest thing was my late father whose own mother she looked like used to say, "Who does she look like?...., I just don't know."
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  6. alexpop

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    His body posture is Sinatra esqe.
  7. DigMyGroove

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    Has anyone ever heard him sing? :D
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  8. alexpop

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    Frank ? Quite a few people. :laugh:
  9. agentalbert

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    San Antonio, TX
    I'd like to see the movie and make up my own mind. I'm not much of a Woody fan, but really enjoyed "Wonder Wheel".
  10. Ghostworld

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    Allow me to add to the description most vividly: He's a shrimp like Sintra.
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  11. alexpop

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    It‘s a sin alright. :)
  12. Jerry

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    New England
    "Shrimp" is not a phrase Frank's lovers would ever use. :shh:

    Maybe Ronan is similarly blessed. And at 5'10", he is 2 inches taller than Frank. Woody is 5'5".
  13. SoundAdvice

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    Minor updates with Amazon statements from a court filing:


    The director is suing the studio for cancelling a four-film deal

    Amazon has defended cancelling its film deal with Woody Allen after his controversial comments about the #MeToo movement.

    The director had signed a four-picture deal with the studio, which included the Selena Gomez and Timothée Chalamet film A Rainy Day In New York. That film, and the three others in the deal, has now been shelved.

    Allen is suing Amazon, saying it reneged on the deal after allegations that he molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child resurfaced. He has always denied the claims against him and was investigated by police at the time but not charged. He is seeking $68 million (£52 million) in the lawsuit, claiming Amazon has made a breach of contract for refusing to release A Rainy Day In New York.

    Amazon has now asked a judge in New York to dismiss some parts of the case, saying it was “justified in terminating its relationship with Allen.” It pointed to comments the director made after the allegations against Harvey Weinstein were made public, saying they suggested “that he failed to grasp the gravity of the issues.”

    Allen called the situation “very sad for everybody involved”, expressing sympathy for both Weinstein and his victims. Amazon also noted that he spoke about not wanting a “witch-hunt atmosphere” to exist, “where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself.”

    He also accused Farrow of “cynically using #MeToo for attention” after she reiterated her claims that he had abused her. Allen made the comments while promoting Wonder Wheel, with Amazon saying his remarks “effectively sabotag[ed] those efforts.”

    According to court documents, the studio called the reaction to Allen’s comments from the film industry “swift and damning” with “scores of actors and actresses express[ing] profound regret” over having worked with him. Chalamet and Kate Winslet, the latter of whom starred inWonder Wheel, were among them.

    The studio decided that the director’s remarks “ensured that Amazon could never possibly receive the benefit of its four-picture agreement”, despite having reportedly paid a $10 million (£7.7 million) advance to him when the deal was agreed in August 2017.

    A Rainy Day In New York reportedly cost Amazon $25 million (£19 million) to make. Chalamet and Gomez both pledged to donate their salaries from the film to charities including Time’s Up and RAINN.

    Amazon defends dropping Woody Allen film deal amid #MeToo controversy
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  14. modrevolve

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    Woody Allen’s ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ to be Released in Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

    After being put on the shelf by Amazon, Woody Allen’s “A Rainy Day in New York” is to be released in Italy in the fall via distributor Lucky Red, with other European territories also believed to have closed local distribution deals, a source familiar with the situation told Variety.

    Following Amazon’s decision to halt the film’s release and cut ties with Allen, the romantic comedy starring Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, and Jude Law is now being sold by Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment, the source said, adding that other European deals had also been closed.

    FilmNation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Italy’s Lucky Red has confirmed Italian press reports that it will release “A Rainy Day in New York” on Oct. 3, leading to local speculation that the film could launch in September at the Venice Film Festival. The fest could not be immediately reached for comment. Lucky Red previously released Allen’s 2017 “Wonder Wheel,” starring Kate Winslet.

    Allen’s “Anything Else” screened as the Lido opener in 2003.

    Not much is known about the plot of “A Rainy Day in New York” except that it’s an ensemble romcom involving two young people who arrive in New York for the weekend and that it may include a narrative strand in which an older man, played by Law, has a relationship with a young woman, played by Fanning, who was 19 during production. The film was completed in 2018.

    The Allen film has become toxic in the U.S. because of the renewed attention to the sexual molestation allegations leveled at Allen by his daughter Dylan Farrow. Allen denies the allegations.

    Last June, Amazon broke its four-picture deal with Allen, which included “A Rainy Day in New York,” reportedly allowing Allen to dispose of the film as he pleased. In response, Allen recently sued the shopping giant’s streaming service for at least $68 million.

    In the wake of the #MeToo movement and the resurfaced allegations that Allen molested his daughter nearly three decades ago, several actors have distanced themselves from the director, including Chalamet and Gomez, who donated their salaries for the film to Time’s Up and other organizations.

    However, in an interview with The New York Times published last November, Law said that the shelving of the film by Amazon was a “terrible shame.” “I’d love to see it,” Law said. “People worked really hard and put a lot in, obviously himself [Allen] included.”

    Allen is currently working on a new film being backed by Barcelona-based Mediapro, which has financed several other of his films, including “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Midnight in Paris.”
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  15. alexpop

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    Hope his book gets a European publisher.
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  16. Ghostworld

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    I say take
    Run, woody.
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  17. ruben lopez

    ruben lopez Forum Resident

    Barcelona Spain
    I want to see the movie.period.
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  18. SoundAdvice

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    I'd think that if a publisher insisted Woody sign x numbers of deluxe books they could get return on their investment.

    Bill O'Reilly spent tens of millions buying off accusers and he still gets to publish books.
  19. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    That's the frustrating thing - a lot of people do. And, yeah, a lot of people don't (I get it). But just because people don't approve of him, they shouldn't dictate whether the rest of us can see his film (or read his book!) or not!
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  20. Mirrorblade.1

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    Why doesn't just quit? his movies all run the same theme..
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  21. alexpop

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    Old dude gets the girl. :D
  22. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

    Yes, he is way past his sell by date.
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  23. alexpop

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  24. alexpop

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    And don’t slip on Bananas on the way out.
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  25. alexpop

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    What did he do anyway ?
    It’s all hearsay, or the mind of the beholder.

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