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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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

no >>>>> i am a virgin

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

ooh, ParadoxicAlly..

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

It's like that book.

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

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

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

I find stupid people cute. Especially when they suck.

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

four years pass...

haaaaa

and what, Thursday, 5 July 2007 20:36 (ten 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

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

Curse of the Jade Scorpion maybe

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

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

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

there is no point

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 20:45 (six months ago) Permalink

He's filmmaking out of habit at this point

Senator Luther Strange (stevie), Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:07 (six months ago) Permalink

And probably for the last twenty or so years

Senator Luther Strange (stevie), Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:18 (six months ago) Permalink

I watched the first episode of Crisis in Six Scenes in can't remember something that made me want to crawl out of my skin so badly

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:39 (six months ago) Permalink

still rather liked that, the first 2 at least

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:46 (six months ago) Permalink

still felt kinda sorry for Paulie Walnuts showing up for 3 lines in CS

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:47 (six months ago) Permalink

The fascinating part is that his last five or six movies have, for the most part, made small to comfortable profits.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:23 (six months ago) Permalink

It seems like the fans he alienated in the '90s and for most of the '00s through Match Point have returned and stayed put.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:24 (six months ago) Permalink

he still does good biz overseas, relative to budget

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:29 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"The Remarkable Laziness of Woody Allen"

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/woody-allen-wonder-wheel/537876/

Eazy, Thursday, 7 September 2017 20:13 (five months ago) Permalink

looking forward to reading but can I just say lol @ that cartoon

Οὖτις, Thursday, 7 September 2017 20:19 (five months ago) Permalink

seems pretty plausible to me -- and really, for someone who's made it through a few of these movies over the last 20+ years, not much I hadn't already thought at some point. His movies now really do seem more like compulsions than works of art, with anything like "intent" or insights into life/people.

Dominique, Thursday, 7 September 2017 20:46 (five months ago) Permalink

I mean, obsessive perfectionism isn't always necessary to produce great art. Schoenberg (and Pollock?) created some of his greatest works very rapidly with minimal revision. The incuriosity seems like the bigger problem. Happens to lots of old guys. I think the quality of his recent movies that I've seen is not that different from idk latter-day Eric Clapton albums or something. I liked To Rome With Love btw!

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 7 September 2017 23:17 (five months ago) Permalink

It's kind of a model of management: do the part you do, delegate the rest, and it comes down to who you hired.

Eazy, Thursday, 7 September 2017 23:21 (five months ago) Permalink

idk latter-day Eric Clapton albums

(which I usually find pleasant enough but rarely spend much money on them or listen repeatedly)

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 7 September 2017 23:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Cafe Society is actually kinda good, though I think it has everything to do with Vittorio Storaro.

Frederik B, Friday, 8 September 2017 00:26 (five months ago) Permalink

It looks nice; it's not good.

WA's late period encapsulated by dusting off his Mostel script for Larry David.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 September 2017 01:07 (five months ago) Permalink

WA's late period encapsulated by dusting off his Mostel script for Larry David.

that movie was so unenjoyable

I am a paying customer, who is very cordial and pleasant to talk to (stevie), Friday, 8 September 2017 07:20 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I would say that's Allen's worst film - it looked so cheap and stagebound, and Larry David isn't any kind of actor (or, he doesn't get any support/direction from Allen).

Gulley Jimson (Ward Fowler), Friday, 8 September 2017 07:49 (five months ago) Permalink

It looks nice; it's not good.

Huh?

Frederik B, Friday, 8 September 2017 09:35 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

New one isn't a Comedy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFM0UqX9MJ8

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:49 (four months ago) Permalink

teal & orange.xls

new noise, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 23:02 (four months ago) Permalink

New one isn't a Comedy…

at least he's consistent

Josefa, Thursday, 5 October 2017 05:15 (four months ago) Permalink

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sleepingbag, Thursday, 5 October 2017 05:59 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

yeah but art

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

Weird

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

This is even worse than the premise for Manhattan

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

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

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

JFC Woody Allen needs to meet his end already

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

Timberlake is ~6 years younger than Winslet xp

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

Only in Hollywood...

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

he looks like a mr. potato head

crüt, Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:07 (two 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:02 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink


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