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how do u think he'll react?

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

whinily

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

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

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

sad but true

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

god i hate WNP

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

couldn't make it through anything else tbh

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

i mean whatever works

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

an equally unmemorable title

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

this fuckin guy

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 23:25 (nine 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 (nine 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

whaaaaaaaaat

peacocks, Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:53 (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, September 16, 2010 1:44 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

This is true. In the occasional interview and whatnot, he has proven that he still is very funny, somehow he lost the ability to translate this to film?

EDB, Thursday, 16 September 2010 20:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

whatever works is pretty funny. criticisms of it sorta lay in its lack of depth iirc. i know it's a seventies script etc etc etc but it's all his.

FORTIFIED STEAMED VEGETABLE BOWL (schlump), Thursday, 16 September 2010 20:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

my criticism of it was that I didn't laugh. in fact, I fell asleep about halfway through iirc

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 16 September 2010 20:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

it was one of those things that looked great on paper and then in execution was just argggh why

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 16 September 2010 20:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have skipped a whole bunch of '00s Woody, incl Larry David and some of the ScarJos

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 September 2010 21:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

the new one is not bad, pretty black-hearted as usual

dabney hardman (s1ocki), Thursday, 16 September 2010 23:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

are there joeks

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 16 September 2010 23:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

not a lot.

dabney hardman (s1ocki), Thursday, 16 September 2010 23:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

his "cynicism" is so facile though

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 September 2010 00:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Last one I love is Sweet & Lowdown

a cross between lily allen and fetal alcohol syndrome (milo z), Friday, 17 September 2010 00:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Alfred, I believe he calls it "realism"

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 September 2010 02:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

which in his rendering is really just sentimentality.

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 September 2010 02:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

meh, sometimes.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 September 2010 02:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

his "cynicism" is so facile though

otmfm. His cynicism used to resonate, or at least raise more questions than it squelched. He was facile (this is another great word with opposite meanings) with romantic futility. Now at best it's Bergman without the courage of its own premise, and at worst it tries to be funny and painfully fails.

when you've got a fist all ur problems look like faces (kenan), Friday, 17 September 2010 02:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Poor bastard. At some point everyone's best work is behind them, and you never know when that's going to be.

when you've got a fist all ur problems look like faces (kenan), Friday, 17 September 2010 03:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

at this point life is behind him.

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 September 2010 03:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

that's not fair -- life as he saw it was always behind him. He used to better at it, though.

when you've got a fist all ur problems look like faces (kenan), Friday, 17 September 2010 03:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

"If I was speaking to the people who are protesting legitimately, I would try to convince them, if I could, that building the mosque takes a step toward eliminating this kind of thing from happening again. Preventing the mosque from being built is not a step in the right direction."

DiGiacomo asked Allen asked Allen if he has a bucket list of things he'd like to do before he dies. "Yes, and one of them is [to] live longer," the director responded. "That's at the head of the list."

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2010/09/earned_opinion.php

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 September 2010 03:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

75th today for the altecocker

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 12:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

still only 75 wow, that means another 50 films before going out Manoel de Oliveira style.

Ludo, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

really weird to me that he's "only" 75, he seems like he's in his 90s... I mean wasnt he writing for tv in the 50s? jesus...

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

i thought vicky christina barcelona was great - mainly because of penelope cruz (who i definitely didn't expect to like that much)

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

I mean wasnt he writing for tv in the 50s?

When he was about 19.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 14:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

either don't join in with that particular parlour game or just don't post

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 8 February 2019 21:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Is that aimed at JD? Because I don't get what it has to do with what I wrote?

Frederik B, Friday, 8 February 2019 21:09 (one month ago) Permalink

As far as I can tell the most innocent-seeming way of denying an accusation is to make one statement along the lines of “I didn’t do that. I will not be commenting again.” People who did it tend to belabor the details.

Norm’s Superego (silby), Friday, 8 February 2019 21:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Like cf shitbag child rapist ex-mayor of Seattle Ed Murray, who when accused of raping children, instead of just saying “I didn’t rape any children”, got a doctor’s note saying he had no moles on his penis in order to impeach the statement of one of his accusers. Innocent people don’t do that!

Norm’s Superego (silby), Friday, 8 February 2019 21:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Is that aimed at JD? Because I don't get what it has to do with what I wrote?

― Frederik B, Friday, February 8, 2019 1:09 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

think harder

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 8 February 2019 21:17 (one month ago) Permalink

After some hard thinking, I'll conclude you can't read.

Frederik B, Friday, 8 February 2019 21:20 (one month ago) Permalink

There have been abuse allegations against mia farrow for years. Doesn’t mean allen is innocent. It just means, as a separate fact, there are abuse allegations against farrow.

Trϵϵship, Friday, 8 February 2019 21:22 (one month ago) Permalink

the most innocent-seeming way of denying an accusation is to make one statement along the lines of “I didn’t do that. I will not be commenting again.”

Allen did this in the NY Times several years ago. Such things have eternal life now, however.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 February 2019 21:42 (one month ago) Permalink

I am going to hang up and listen, bcz i'm not getting drawn into this Celebrity Mentalism shit.

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, February 9, 2019 6:35 AM

there really should be an ILX bookmaker function

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:42 AM

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Friday, 8 February 2019 22:09 (one month ago) Permalink

ok, fuxbye

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 February 2019 22:16 (one month ago) Permalink

social media makes it really hard to just accept the epistemological uncertainty here and move on.

would be easier if woody just died or stopped making movies. i guess he'll be forced to do the latter now.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 8 February 2019 22:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Allen is definitely right that Amazon shouldn't be able to break a deal over allegations that were well known at the time, just because people take them more seriously now. That's why you don't hire people like Allen in the first place. One of those dilemmas, if Allen wins 68 millions, it might be tougher for assholes like him to get these types of contracts in the future.

Frederik B, Friday, 8 February 2019 22:31 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, he's probably done making films. social media outrage did what several decades of his films sucking couldn't

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Friday, 8 February 2019 22:32 (one month ago) Permalink

^ just checked and I've only seen three of his last 15 films, but two of them were bad

(Match Point and Vicky Cristina. Midnight In Paris was ok.)

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Friday, 8 February 2019 22:39 (one month ago) Permalink

I had to review Café Society and fully expected to slaughter it, but Vittorio Storaro's cinematography was very good. So the only Allen-review I ever got to write was positive...

Frederik B, Friday, 8 February 2019 22:49 (one month ago) Permalink

fwiw i believe several of his recent movies have been largely financed by european companies, and certainly several of them have been shot there.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 15:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

But the flagship of his last film, and TV series, was Amazon.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 15:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

sure, but, to get exceedingly pedantic, several of his 21st century films prior to his amazon contract were funded by european concerns and shot in europe. so he's "officially" been a european filmmaker for a while.

though it's probably true that if he keeps making movies in the future, european money will be his only recourse, since it's unlikely he'll find support in the states.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 16:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

and the movies will all star Alec Baldwin, Diane Keaton, and Javier Bardem

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh, i'm sure he'll find some european ingenues to make doe eyes at some thinly-veiled, handsomer, slightly younger iteration of himself.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

slightly younger? with Jesse Eisenberg, he's had to go two generations now.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah that occurred to me. i guess even liam neeson has got to be 15-20 years younger than woody at this point.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

as opposed to earlier, when liam neeson was merely 10 years younger than woody.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

if indeed he wasn't always

xp ffs

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

liam neeson gets younger every year fyi

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 17:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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