New PDF release: A Companion to Woody Allen

By Peter J. Bailey, Sam B. Girgus

ISBN-10: 1444337238

ISBN-13: 9781444337235

Edited by way of popular Allen specialists, A spouse to Woody Allen offers a suite of 26 unique essays at the director’s movies. Contributions supply a few divergent severe views whereas increasing the contexts during which his paintings is understood.

  • A well timed significant other by way of the authors of 2 of crucial books on Allen to date
  • Illuminates the movies of Woody Allen from a few divergent severe perspectives
  • Explores the contexts within which his paintings could be understood
  • Assesses Allen’s amazing filmmaking profession from its early beginnings and investigates the conflicts and contradictions that suffuse it
  • Discusses Allen’s reputation as a world cinematic figure
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Similarly, the parts played by Allen share very similar traits – the Jewish background, the unglamorous Brooklyn childhood, the conflicted relationship with psychoanalysis, the attraction to sexy and neurotic women, the love of jazz and of the movies.  . But Were Afraid to Ask (1972). Allen’s combination of European art cinema’s self-reflexivity and an alltoo-New-Yorker avant-gardism epitomizes at once the intertextual patchwork that marks the citational cinema of the French New Wave and the tension between high and low cultures that guided the debate about the artistic status of film in the United States.

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.

1, 14–23. Pogel, Nancy (1987) Woody Allen. Boston: Twayne. ” Film Culture 27, 1–8. 4, 21–34. Seib, Kenneth (1968) James Agee: Promise and Fulfillment. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. Sobchack, Vivian (2004) Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Stam, Robert (1989) Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism and Film. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press. ), Film Theory: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 1–6.

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