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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #150 on: December 13, 2003, 01:08:40 AM »
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Now, my Woody Allen impression..
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #151 on: December 13, 2003, 01:22:25 AM »
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I just saw my 2nd Allen film (after Annie Hall)...Manhattan.

Another piece of gold...I need to watch more Woody Allen films.


Number three should be "Crimes And Misdemeanors".
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #152 on: December 13, 2003, 01:27:23 AM »
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Fair enough, but I would've went with "Hannah and Her Sisters" for number three.

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #153 on: January 01, 2004, 08:03:02 PM »
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Woody Allen Wants to Act in New Film

NEW YORK - Consider it a New Year's resolution for Woody Allen. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker says he wants to act in, but not direct, a film about a New Year's 1972 robbery at the Pierre Hotel, the Daily News reported in Thursday's editions.

According to the paper, Allen said he's talked to actor John Cusack about the project. The film would be based on a book called "The Man Who Robbed the Pierre: The Story of Bobby Comfort" by Ira Berkow.

Allen's works as an actor-director include hits like "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan," but recent films, among them "Anything Else" and "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion," have fared poorly at the box office.

In the 1972 robbery, five men in tuxedoes tied up 16 Pierre Hotel employees and took several million dollars in cash and jewelry.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #154 on: January 02, 2004, 05:12:50 AM »
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Woody Allen Wants to Act in New Film

NEW YORK - Consider it a New Year's resolution for Woody Allen. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker says he wants to act in, but not direct, a film about a New Year's 1972 robbery at the Pierre Hotel, the Daily News reported in Thursday's editions.

According to the paper, Allen said he's talked to actor John Cusack about the project. The film would be based on a book called "The Man Who Robbed the Pierre: The Story of Bobby Comfort" by Ira Berkow.

Allen's works as an actor-director include hits like "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan," but recent films, among them "Anything Else" and "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion," have fared poorly at the box office.

In the 1972 robbery, five men in tuxedoes tied up 16 Pierre Hotel employees and took several million dollars in cash and jewelry.


Strange.... I mean, does he want to write it and star in it but give the director's job to someone else (probably to get more people to see it) or what? It just doesn't seem normal with Woody Allen to say he wants to star in a film and ask John Cusack to be in it  :?  Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing him in any movie.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #155 on: January 02, 2004, 12:04:37 PM »
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Maybe he thinks he can pull off a great performance with a role in that film. After all, he was wonderful in Annie Hall, Manhattan, etc.

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #156 on: January 26, 2004, 12:07:01 PM »
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all right, bookworms...you gave me some good advice on the altman book question (thanks for that). now i'm looking for some more advice.

which woody allen book would you recommend?

Woody Allen on Woody Allen: In Conversation With Stig Bjorkman

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Woody Allen: A Life in Film (by richard schickel)

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #157 on: January 26, 2004, 12:23:17 PM »
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There's a great bio of Woody, I forgot what it's called -- it's not the one by Eric Lax, who falls in love with his subject.  I would think the Schickel book would be good, as Schickel has long recognized Allen's genius -- Allen was on the cover of Time in 1979 for Manhattan (if you can dig up that issue at the library, it's worth reading).
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #158 on: January 26, 2004, 12:26:22 PM »
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #159 on: February 02, 2004, 11:00:54 AM »
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Finally saw 'Anything Else' and I loved it. It's a sweet, romantic, paranoid, little work of a genius, who's coming close to the end of his career (I suppose so) and, I thought, while watching the movie, trying to tell us what he always wanted to, in his movies (since 'Love and Death' or so...): life is a bitch, but it beats the shit out of beeing dead, so we'd better recognize that. That's what I felt, while watching the movie as I felt him recaping his older work - his older life? - and coming to terms with it. (Believe me, if you think I've no idea about what I just said, you'reprobably right. I suck as a film critic).

Mr. Allen, I'm already waiting for the next one.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #160 on: February 02, 2004, 05:21:48 PM »
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Fair enough, but I would've went with "Hannah and Her Sisters" for number three.


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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #161 on: February 24, 2004, 01:44:40 PM »
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okay i just skimmed through all 10 pages and didnt see any mention of this, although its very possible that i could've missed it.  somebody told me this the other day and i didnt believe him because i'd never heard it before in my life and sure enough when i looked it up on imdb, its right there...

Allen originally envisioned Annie Hall as a murder mystery, and that's how it was shot, with a subplot about a romance. During editing, Allen realized that all the best footage was of the romance, so he reedited the film as a romantic comedy.

that is THE fucking wildest thing i ever heard in my life!  i cant believe it.  he fucking shot a murder mystery and without a fucking MAJOR re-shoot, edits the ENTIRE plot out seamlessly and wins best fucking picture!  unbelievable.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #162 on: February 24, 2004, 01:55:22 PM »
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Also, I read that it was on a suggestion from the editor that he did that.

On the special edition dvd that will never happen, I envision 1 hour of deleted scenes, Spinal Tap style.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #163 on: February 24, 2004, 01:57:53 PM »
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Also, I read that it was on a suggestion from the editor that he did that.

On the special edition dvd that will never happen, I envision 1 hour of deleted scenes, Spinal Tap style.

how about an alternate cut of the film Lord of the Rings style?
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #164 on: February 24, 2004, 05:57:20 PM »
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in the book WOODY ALLEN ON WOODY ALLEN, woody explains that in early SCRIPT form it was a murder mystery, but later rewritten as the annie hall we all know and love today...and the murder mystery element eventually became MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY, respectively...

 

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