Woody Allen’s career in pictures “Woody Wednesday”

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

“I did have her in mind for it when I wrote it,” Allen said of casting Scarlett Johansson in the movie, (which also starred Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, who are now married). “She’s become a friend and I can think of her now and know that if I call her up, I can count on her to get her.”

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) 
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

“When I finish a film, I never know if it’s gonna have any resonance with audiences or not,” Allen has said. His most recent picture, which starred Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts and Josh Brolin, scored a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. “Some of my favorite films have not, and some of my least favorite films have been very popular.”

The movie Crimes and Misdemeanors is Woody Allen’s best film by far. Check out some other posts I did on it:

“Woody Wednesday” How Allen’s film “Crimes and Misdemeanors makes the point that hell is necessary (jh 14)

Adrian Rogers – Crossing God’s Deadline Part 2 Jason Tolbert provided this recent video from Mike Huckabee: John Brummett in his article “Huckabee speaks for bad guy below,” Arkansas News Bureau, May 5, 2011 had to say: Are we supposed to understand and accept that Mike Huckabee is in hell where he has official duties […]

Nihilism in the movie “The Grey”

I went to see the movie “The Grey” and I was disappointed in the content. Here is a review by Movie Guide: Release Date: January 27th, 2012 Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney,Dallas Roberts, Frank Grillo, Anne Openshaw Genre: Drama Audience: Older teenagers and adults Rating: R Runtime: 117 minutes Distributor: Open Road Films Director: Joe Carnahan Executive Producer: Marc Butan, Ross Fanger, Jennifer Hilton Monroe, Bill Johnson,Adi Shankar, Spencer Silna Producer: Joe […]

The movie “The Grey” and the answer to nihilism

Uploaded by gwain30 on Jan 29, 2012 A review of the new Liam Neeson film, the grey, as iI say there may be some minor spoilers but nothing too drastic, enjoy and dont forget to comment, rate and subscribe ________________ Uploaded by ClevverMovies on Dec 5, 2011 http://bit.ly/clevvermovies – Click to Subscribe! http://Facebook.com/ClevverMovies – Become […]

Woody Allen films and the issue of guilt (Woody Wednesday)

Woody Allen and the Abandonment of Guilt Dr. Marc T. Newman : AgapePress Print In considering filmmaking as a pure visual art form, Woody Allen would have to be considered a master of the medium. From his humble beginnings as a comedy writer and filmmaker, he has emerged as a major influential force in Hollywood. […]

 

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Roger Ebert called this flick one of Allen’s best. The director, pictured with cinematographer Sven Nykvist on set, was nominated for three Academy Awards, including best director and writing. “Who else but Woody Allen could make a movie in which virtue is punished, evildoing is rewarded and there is a lot of laughter – even subversive laughter at the most shocking times?” wrote the famous reviewer. 

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

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

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