A look at Woody Allen’s movies and links to other posts about Allen

Stardust Memories (1980)
Stardust Memories (1980)

“That was one of my best films, I thought,” Allen has said of the picture, starring himself, Charlotte Rampling, Tony Roberts and Jessica Harper. “It was one of my most stringently criticized films in the United States. They thought that the lead character was me! Not a fictional character, but me, and that I was expressing hostility toward my audience. And, of course, that was in no way the point of the film.” 


I have spent a lot of time looking at the life and thought of Woody Allen and it is very helpful to see the places that he looks for satisfying answers in life. Has he found any answers? He himself says no. I think he is running from God and needs to come to the same conclusion that Solomon came to at the end of Ecclesiastes.

From Wikipedia:

Woody Allen

Allen at the 2009 premiere of Whatever Works
Born Allen Stewart Konigsberg
December 1, 1935 (1935-12-01) (age 76)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1950–present
Influenced by Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick
Home town New York City, New York
Spouse Harlene Rosen (m. 1954–1959) «start: (1954)–end+1: (1960)»”Marriage: Harlene Rosen to Woody Allen” Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Allen)
Louise Lasser (m. 1966–1969) «start: (1966)–end+1: (1970)»”Marriage: Louise Lasserto Woody Allen” Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Allen)Soon-Yi Previn (m. 1997) «start: (1997)»”Marriage: Soon-Yi Previn to Woody Allen” Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Allen)
Partner Mia Farrow (1980–92)
Children Seamus Farrow (son)
Bechet Dumaine Allen (daughter)
Manzie Tio Allen (daughter)[1]
Relatives Letty Aronson (sister)
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

Allen played a wacky inventor hosting a weekend party in this comedic love story. It was his first collaboration with Mia Farrow, who ended their decade-long relationship after discovering his affair with their adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. He later married Previn in 1997.

Hannah and her Sisters (1986) 
Hannah and her Sisters (1986)

Allen directed actresses (from left) Dianne Wiest, Mia Farrow and Barbara Hershey in this film, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards (winning him a statue for best writing). At the time of the film’s release, the director and Farrow had been dating for six years and were raising two adopted children, Moses and Dylan. 

Related posts (this first list are historical characters that are pictured in Woody Allen’s movie “Midnight in Paris”:


(Part 32, Jean-Paul Sartre)July 10, 2011 – 5:53 am


 (Part 29, Pablo Picasso) July 7, 2011 – 4:33 am

(Part 28,Van Gogh) July 6, 2011 – 4:03 am

(Part 27, Man Ray) July 5, 2011 – 4:49 am

(Part 26,James Joyce) July 4, 2011 – 5:55 am

(Part 25, T.S.Elliot) July 3, 2011 – 4:46 am

(Part 24, Djuna Barnes) July 2, 2011 – 7:28 am

(Part 23,Adriana, fictional mistress of Picasso) July 1, 2011 – 12:28 am

(Part 22, Silvia Beach and the Shakespeare and Company Bookstore) June 30, 2011 – 12:58 am

(Part 21,Versailles and the French Revolution) June 29, 2011 – 5:34 am

(Part 16, Josephine Baker) June 24, 2011 – 5:18 am

(Part 15, Luis Bunuel) June 23, 2011 – 5:37 am

According to Woody Allen Life is meaningless (Woody Wednesday Part 2)

Woody Allen, the film writer, director, and actor, has consistently populated his scripts with characters who exchange dialogue concerning meaning and purpose. In Hannah and Her Sisters a character named Mickey says, “Do you realize what a thread were all hanging by? Can you understand how meaningless everything is? Everything. I gotta get some answers.”{7} […]

“Woody Wednesday” Part 1 starts today, Complete listing of all posts on the historical people mentioned in “Midnight in Paris”

I have gone to see Woody Allen’s latest movie “Midnight in Paris” three times and taken lots of notes during the films. I have attempted since June 12th when I first started posting to give a historical rundown on every person mentioned in the film. Below are the results of my study. I welcome any […]

What can we learn from Woody Allen Films?

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Nihilism can be seen in Woody Allen’s latest film “Midnight in Paris”

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Movie Review of “Midnight in Paris” lastest movie by Woody Allen

Midnight in Paris – a delightfully entertaining film of wit, wonder and love Have you ever thought that you were born in the wrong time? Since I was a child, I found my love for MGM musicals set me apart from my friends. Are we really out of place, or is a sense of nostalgia […]

“Midnight in Paris” movie review plus review of 5 Woody Allen classics (video clips from Annie Hall)

Five favorite Woody Allen classics Add a comment Sean Kernan , Davenport Classic Movies Examiner June 11, 2011 Woody Allen’s new film “Midnight in Paris” starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard opened Friday, June 10th at Rave Motion Pictures in Davenport, Iowa. “Midnight in Paris” stars Owen Wilson as a blocked […]


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