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By Peter J. Bailey, Sam B. Girgus

ISBN-10: 1444337238

ISBN-13: 9781444337235

Edited via well known Allen specialists, A significant other to Woody Allen offers a set of 26 unique essays at the director’s movies. Contributions supply a few divergent serious views whereas increasing the contexts within which his paintings is understood.

  • A well timed significant other by means of the authors of 2 of crucial books on Allen to date
  • Illuminates the flicks of Woody Allen from a couple of divergent severe perspectives
  • Explores the contexts within which his paintings may be understood
  • Assesses Allen’s awesome filmmaking occupation from its early beginnings and investigates the conflicts and contradictions that suffuse it
  • Discusses Allen’s popularity as an international cinematic figure
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As Bailey’s book shows, the director also transposes this confusion to the domain of plot by exploring the problems that may arise when real events become material for art. Dianne Wiest’s character in Hannah and Her Sisters writes a script inspired by Hannah’s marriage. In Deconstructing Harry, Judy Davis accuses the protagonist (Allen) of not even bothering to disguise the details of their love affair in his book. Later on, Harry tells a professor about the character of his next novel: “It’s me thinly disguised.

As a star persona, Woody Allen presents a conundrum. By any definition of “star,” Woody Allen should fit the bill. Yet you will probably not find Woody Allen included in a star studies text, and you will not hear his name come up often in conversations about stars. Certainly, his career as a filmmaker generally draws more attention than his star persona; however, this explanation does not seem sufficient considering the magnitude of Allen’s celebrity identity. After all, Allen has been a familiar face on television and film for nearly 50 years and has starred in 34 films.

In Bailey 2001: 3). As Bailey’s book shows, the director also transposes this confusion to the domain of plot by exploring the problems that may arise when real events become material for art. Dianne Wiest’s character in Hannah and Her Sisters writes a script inspired by Hannah’s marriage. In Deconstructing Harry, Judy Davis accuses the protagonist (Allen) of not even bothering to disguise the details of their love affair in his book. Later on, Harry tells a professor about the character of his next novel: “It’s me thinly disguised.

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