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do you date people who you feel aren't as intelligent as you? how do you deal with this?

ethan, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

It's not that they're not as intelligent, just that they seem to have no interest in anything remotely intellectual. I'm not exactly a genius myself obviously but still.

If I like the person enough then I'm sure I've some way of dealing with it.

Er........what a shit reply.

Ronan, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

no >>>>> i am a virgin

mark s, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I usually date people far stupider than I, and then play dumb. It's far easier to destroy people that way.

But of course the second I met someone as clever as I, I fucking went and got engaged to him. *sigh* Maybe I'm not as bright as I thought.

Ally, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

ooh, ParadoxicAlly..

Mitch Lastnamewithheld, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

It's like that book.

Ally, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

i'd never date someone stupider than me. stupid people suck.

hamish, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I find stupid people cute. Especially when they suck.

Momus, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Soon Yi is probably more intelligent than Woody Allen. He has to toil to make cack-handed films with Helen Hunt, she shops for shoes and eats chocolates (probably).

My point being, there are different kinds of smart. Wot-evah works...

Nicole, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

People who are 'too smart' to reproduce(or at have sex)=kind of a contradiction in terms, que no?

turner, Tuesday, 23 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Interesting coincidence, I was at Blockbuster tonight with a Halloween Boo-Book coupon for a free Favourite, and having seen every damn good movie in the place, I shrugged and simply picked up Annie Hall, safe in the knowledge I'd have almost the best fun one can get without laughing. It just ended ("some of us need the eggs"), and it's quite fitting that Ethan bothered to post about it.

To answer the (fascinatingly perverse) question, I date girls who are not as cultivated as me, and deal with this by attempting to fill them up with my junk. When I find a girl who can match me, and who just happens to be model-like, I freak out.

Simon, Tuesday, 23 October 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

'sex with you is really a kafkaesque experience...'

ethan, Thursday, 25 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

DAvid is more intelligent and wider in his intellectual pursuits then i could ever be. i am not smart , i can gather and process info well.

anthony, Thursday, 25 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'you, uh, look like a really happy couple. how do you account for it?'

'well, i'm very shallow and empty and have no ideas and nothing interesting to say.'

'and i'm exactly the same way.'

ethan, Thursday, 25 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

you know, if only john gray were here, and we could ask him about the mars and venus divide.

Geoff, Thursday, 25 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
oops i did it again

s trife (simon_tr), Thursday, 10 October 2002 07:36 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

haaaaa

and what, Thursday, 5 July 2007 20:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I forgot how high Woody Allen's voice is. It's higher than mine, I think.

god bless this -ation (Abbott), Tuesday, 18 August 2009 20:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

^ My kinda revive.

Actually, I noticed in his recent Fresh Air interview, his voice is getting a little raspy and old-mannish!

A Foul Night-Weird (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 18 August 2009 20:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

I just watched Annie Hall and I felt like freaking Big Bertha bcz of his little voice.

god bless this -ation (Abbott), Tuesday, 18 August 2009 20:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Whereas his voice makes mine seem a little more manly.

So: engaged in this very slow chronological watch-through of his films, and was thoroughly expecting his career to be back-loaded with crap. But I think Sweet & Lowdown might be one of my absolute favorites.

A Foul Night-Weird (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 18 August 2009 20:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

he's pretty great up through 2000 - but the 00s have been a bad decade for him. a lot of crap

go Nick go! Scrub that paint! Scrub it!! Yeah!! (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 18 August 2009 20:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Whatever Works is great! Esp. the monologue at the beginning. I've sworn off the Times.

calstars, Monday, 9 November 2009 03:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

totally disagree - watched it Saturday and thought it was terrible. Larry David couldn't sell that dialogue, which wasn't any good to begin with for the most part, and everything seemed so half-assed and predictable and tired...

I think after a decade of bad films (Match Point excepted) its time Allen and I parted ways. he's definitively past it now.

the butt is like a wailin' guitar solo (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

how do u think he'll react?

311 is a joek (s1ocki), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

whinily

the butt is like a wailin' guitar solo (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

his recent work makes What's New Pussycat? look masterful.

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

sad but true

the butt is like a wailin' guitar solo (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

What's New Pussycat has jokes at least

the butt is like a wailin' guitar solo (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

god i hate WNP

311 is a joek (s1ocki), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

couldn't make it through anything else tbh

311 is a joek (s1ocki), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

i mean whatever works

311 is a joek (s1ocki), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

an equally unmemorable title

311 is a joek (s1ocki), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Woody hates WNP too! The question is why he doesn't hate these scripts he's shooting.

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

well he's never been a good judge of his own work but at this point I assume he just continues out of habit

the butt is like a wailin' guitar solo (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

Doesn't he periodically call a lot of his disasters his favourite film to date when making them?

EDB, Monday, 23 November 2009 18:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

I dunno, but he said he wanted to scrap Manhattan when he finished it.

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 November 2009 18:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I want a copy of this:

http://img.amazon.ca/images/I/51T-PMA6C-L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

mascara and ties (Abbott), Monday, 23 November 2009 18:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think a lot of those are available online somewhere.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

Doesn't he periodically call a lot of his disasters his favourite film to date when making them?

To his credit, he usually hates his films.

Hell is other people. In an ILE film forum. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

Move over Scarlett Johansson — Woody Allen has a new muse: France’s first lady, the model-turned-singer Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

The brunette beauty will appear in Woody’s next film in a role that is, as yet, undefined, reports Bloomberg.

“He offered me a role in his next movie,” Carla told a French TV show yesterday.

“I don’t know for what character, but I said yes. I’m not an actress at all,” says the wife of France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy. “Maybe I will be terrible. But, in my life, I cannot let such a chance go.”

Previously, Woody, 73, has waxed lyrical about 25-year-old Scarlett — who has starred in three of the director’s movies, Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona — saying, “She’s very charming, very bright, very amusing.

“She livens the set up. The minute she walks on the set, the amperage goes up 200 points… Whenever there’s a part she could play, she would probably always be my first choice.”

velko, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 23:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

this fuckin guy

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 23:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Thorough summary of Woody's first 20 years in showbiz, including the magazine ads he did:

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/02/the-early-woody-allen-.html

Links to some clips from "Hot Dog", a kids' show from '71 which is the first time I remember seeing him on TV. Woody & Jo Ann Worley on how money is made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AtALhw0Ksc

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 February 2010 14:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Q. How do you feel about the aging process?

A. Well, I’m against it.

[....]

Q. Were you prepared for the firestorm of media coverage you set off by casting Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in your next movie, “Midnight in Paris”?

A. I was very surprised at the level of journalism that occurred in relation to her.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/movies/15woody.html?src=me&ref=general

p.m.s.b. (pre-mall smoke bomb) (zorn_bond.mp3), Thursday, 16 September 2010 17:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Love that first answer. The whole interview is pretty entertaining.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ime, Woody has two well-developed schticks: Funny Woody with his gulping delivery of every line and Artsy Woody who stays behind the camera and creates little drawing room dramas. I can't say I'm much taken with either schtick. I can take them or leave them. Mostly leave them.

Aimless, Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

funny Woody was frequently great and still has (hot) flashes of brilliance

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

I can't remember the last movie he did that was genuinely funny tbh. nothing this decade.

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Curse of the Jade Scorpion maybe

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/6595/050708095500.jpg

bamcquern, Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

teal & orange.xls

new noise, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 23:02 (one year ago) Permalink

New one isn't a Comedy…

at least he's consistent

Josefa, Thursday, 5 October 2017 05:15 (one year ago) Permalink

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sleepingbag, Thursday, 5 October 2017 05:59 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

yeah but art

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 15:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Weird

Treeship, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

This is even worse than the premise for Manhattan

Treeship, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Still deeply troubled by Wonder Wheel, I encounter Myron Meisel's description of Edgar G. Ulmer's Babes in Bagdad: "Achieves an emotional honesty in a fraudulent context in a unique way that few would be advised to imitate."

— BANDZ STACKHAGE (@NickPinkerton) November 30, 2017

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

that's also a v good description of the CK movie, incidentally

Simon H., Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

That's accurate. I didn't believe a single line of Timberlake's, and Winslet reprises Cate Blanchett's soggy Blanche act from Blue Jasmine, but the older woman/younger man sexing is refreshing for a while.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

JFC Woody Allen needs to meet his end already

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

Timberlake is ~6 years younger than Winslet xp

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

the movie makes a point of the five-year difference

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

Only in Hollywood...

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

especially since Timberlake, despite the makeup, has aged worse than Winslet.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

his face looks like a surgical glove packed with ice

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

I be on my surg and ice shit, ice shit, ice

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Justin+Timberlake+2017+Vanity+Fair+Oscar+Party+QZ-bDkMjUxNl.jpg

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

he looks like a mr. potato head

crüt, Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

AO Scott examines his historical WA conscience:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/movies/woody-allen.html

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 February 2018 19:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

that must've been soon after What's Up, Tiger Lily?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

Could be that Allen gave his permission because he wanted to emulate Bob Hope, who had a DC comic book that lasted for over 100 issues.

Agharta Christie (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 8 February 2018 02:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

comic-book woody looks more dapper and handsome, even, than i remember even the 60s-era woody ever being

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 8 February 2018 02:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't think Scott's a bad writer but that piece seems incoherent and uncecessary

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 8 February 2018 07:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

The comic was from December '67

Some Backstory: http://www.geekpittsburgh.com/comic-book-appearances/woody-allen

...some of y'all too woke to function (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 8 February 2018 07:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

There was a Woody color comic strip in Sunday papers in THE '80s. He's not that pure.

(There was a Jerry Lewis comic book in his movie star era.)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 February 2018 13:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

Abrams did a best-of collection of the 1976-84 Woody strip in 2009.

Haribo Hancock (sic), Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Wow

🦅 (Trϵϵship), Monday, 3 September 2018 16:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Life will continue to be worth living without his films.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 3 September 2018 16:57 (one month ago) Permalink

*potato head blues plays*
*camera zooms out and pans over the streets of manhattan*
*credits roll*

Dr Morbius
Treeship
man alive

🦅 (Trϵϵship), Monday, 3 September 2018 17:04 (one month ago) Permalink

That piece is fucking grotesque. In what journalistic universe is "I myself have been friends with Allen for over four decades" the opening of paragraph 7, and not a huge fucking disclaimer right underneath the headline/byline?

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 17 September 2018 16:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Mia Farrow is a bad person, therefore Woody didn't abuse Dylan. Checks out.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 17 September 2018 17:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Soon Yi does not make things better for Woody there. blech.

Yerac, Monday, 17 September 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

It's just so unrelentingly mean-spirited: “I remember the second I laid eyes on her,” Soon-Yi says. “There was a big excitement and hoopla around her. And she came to me and she threw her arms around me to give me a big hug. I’m standing there rigidly, thinking, Who is this woman, and can she get her hands off of me? She didn’t ring true or sincere.” She was six at the time.

Frederik B, Monday, 17 September 2018 18:25 (one month ago) Permalink

In this instance, Farrow’s laserlike interest was beamed at Allen (she’d written him, he tells me, a love letter years earlier), to whom she proposed marriage several weeks into their relationship and then two weeks afterward told him she wanted to have his child. When Allen recounts this chain of events, Soon-Yi grills him: “And that wasn’t a turnoff? You didn’t run the other way, run for the hills? This is why I wrote him off as a major loser,” she jokes. When Allen tries to explain himself, she turns to me as if he weren’t in the room: “He’s a poor, pathetic thing. He’s so naïve and trusting, he was probably putty in her hands. One thinks that he’s so brilliant … and yet on certain things he’s so shockingly naïve it makes your head spin and you think he’s putting it on. Mia was waaay over his head,” she says, and bursts out laughing — not quite at Allen but at the thought of his susceptibility to Farrow’s charms.

Frederik B, Monday, 17 September 2018 18:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Dylan allegation aside, pursuing your girlfriend’s adult daughter it itself psychotically selfish—doing something that would obviously destroy a family.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 17 September 2018 18:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Daphne Merkin is a friend of Allen's.

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 September 2018 18:35 (one month ago) Permalink

how is daphne merkin not a pynchon character

🧛🏻‍♂️ F A T 🧛🏻‍♂️ D R A C U L A 🧛🏻‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 17 September 2018 18:36 (one month ago) Permalink

There are so many layers of awful in this story that we almost forget that this is thousands of words of Soon-yi trashing the ex-girlfriend of her husband.

Frederik B, Monday, 17 September 2018 19:02 (one month ago) Permalink

i think the moment that throws the sheer incomprehensible madness of this thing into relief is the line about halfway through the profile when daphne merkin casually informs us that, somewhere in the middle of this whole ordeal (i.e., after mia found the photos and after she'd mailed him a family portrait with a knife skewering it but before the dylan incident), "farrow and allen continued to see each other."

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 17 September 2018 20:22 (one month ago) Permalink

incomprehensible weirdos

Οὖτις, Monday, 17 September 2018 20:23 (one month ago) Permalink

like i'm still reading these articles out of morbid curiosity but when i got to that part i just realized there's no way i'm ever gonna figure these ppl out.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 17 September 2018 20:26 (one month ago) Permalink

after she'd mailed him a family portrait with a knife skewering it... "farrow and allen continued to see each other."

have no problem believing either that this wasn't edge-case behaviour for Farrow or that Allen would choose not to escalate conflict in response

▫◌▫ (sic), Monday, 17 September 2018 20:28 (one month ago) Permalink

yes, which is why i refuse to play detective in this matter, like many insufferable ppl who are *certain* of what happened on both sides

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 September 2018 20:30 (one month ago) Permalink


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