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Woody Allen

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Allen's favorite personality-the bemused neurotic, the perpetual worrywart, the born loser-dominates his plays, his movies, and his essays. A native New Yorker, Allen attended local schools and despised them, turning early to essay writing as a way to cope with his Since his apprenticeship, writing visa mer gags for comedians such as Sid Caesar and Garry Moore, the image he projects-of a "nebbish from Brooklyn"-has developed into a personal metaphor of life as a concentration camp from which no one escapes alive. Allen wants to be funny, but isn't afraid to be serious either-even at the same time. His film Annie Hall, co-written with Marshall Brickman and winner of four Academy Awards, was a subtle, dramatic development of the contemporary fears and insecurities of American life. In her review of Love and Death, Judith Christ wrote that Allen was more interested in the character rather than the cartoon, the situation rather than the set-up, and the underlying madness rather than the surface craziness. Later Allen films, such as Crimes and Misdemeanors or Husbands and Wives, take on a far more somber and philosophic tone, which has delighted some critics and appalled others. In Allen's essays and fiction reprinted from the New Yorker, Getting Even New Yorker, (1971), Without Feathers (1975), and Side Effects (1980), the situations and characters don't just speak to us, they are us. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Woody Allen

Without Feathers (1975) 1,943 exemplar
Side Effects (1972) 1,595 exemplar
Getting Even (1971) 1,570 exemplar
The Complete Prose of Woody Allen (1991) 1,464 exemplar
Rena Anarkin (2007) 875 exemplar
Apropos of Nothing (2020) 359 exemplar
Woody om Allen : med egna ord (1993) 329 exemplar
Annie Hall (1977) — Director/Screenwriter/Cast — 315 exemplar
Midnight in Paris [2011 film] (2011) — Director — 274 exemplar
Hannah and Her Sisters [1986 film] (1986) — Regissör — 204 exemplar
Manhattan [1979 film] (1979) — Director/Screenwriter — 190 exemplar
Match Point [2005 film] (2005) — Director — 165 exemplar
Zelig [1983 film] (1983) 126 exemplar
Blue Jasmine [2013 film] (2013) 112 exemplar
Scoop [2006 film] (2006) — Director & Screenwriter — 107 exemplar
Sleeper [1973 film] (1973) 104 exemplar
Crimes And Misdemeanours (1989) — Director/Screenwriter/Cast — 96 exemplar
The Purple Rose of Cairo [1985 film] (1985) — Director/Screenwriter/Actor — 90 exemplar
The Floating Light Bulb (1982) 89 exemplar
Bananas [1971 film] (1971) 89 exemplar
Love and Death [1975 film] (1975) — Director/Actor — 85 exemplar
Take the Money and Run [1969 film] (1969) — Director, Screenwriter & Actor — 84 exemplar
Radio Days [1987 film] (1987) — Regissör — 84 exemplar
Stardust Memories [1980 film] (1980) — Director/Screenwriter — 76 exemplar
Broadway Danny Rose (1984) — Regissör — 73 exemplar
Interiors [1978 film] (1978) — Regissör — 72 exemplar
Annie Hall: Screenplay (1981) 62 exemplar
Play It Again, Sam [1972 film] (1972) — Writer/Cast — 58 exemplar
Shadows and Fog [1991 film] (1991) 57 exemplar
Café Society [2016 film] (2016) — Regissör — 50 exemplar
Magic in the Moonlight [2014 film] (2015) — Director — 49 exemplar
To Rome with Love [2012 film] (2012) — Director/Cast — 47 exemplar
New York Stories [1989 film] (2001) — Regissör — 46 exemplar
Whatever Works [2009 film] (2009) 45 exemplar
Cassandra's Dream [2007 film] (2008) 44 exemplar
Irrational Man (2016) 44 exemplar
Husbands and Wives [1992 film] (1992) — Director — 43 exemplar
Small Time Crooks [2000 film] (2000) — Regissör — 42 exemplar
Manhattan {screenplay} (1981) 41 exemplar
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger [2010 film] (2010) — Director — 41 exemplar
Mighty Aphrodite [1995 film] (1996) 40 exemplar
Sweet and Lowdown [2000 film] (2000) 39 exemplar
God (1975) 37 exemplar
Hollywood Ending [2002 film] (2002) — Screenwriter & Actor — 36 exemplar
What's New Pussycat? [1965 film] (1965) — Screenwriter/Cast — 35 exemplar
Another Woman [1988 film] (1988) 34 exemplar
Alice [DVD] (1990) — Regissör — 32 exemplar
Celebrity [1998 film] (1998) 30 exemplar
Anything Else [2003 film] (2003) — Director, Screenwriter, Actor — 29 exemplar
September [1987 film] (2001) — Regissör — 25 exemplar
Death Defying Acts (1996) 24 exemplar
Wonder Wheel [2017 Movie] (2017) — Director & Screenwriter — 23 exemplar
Death (2011) 20 exemplar
Inside Woody Allen (1978) 20 exemplar
The Woody Allen Collection (2012) 14 exemplar
Comedy Classics: 34 Hilarious Stories (1987) — Bidragsgivare; Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Standup Comic (1999) 12 exemplar
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) 12 exemplar
Opus 1 et 2 (1980) 12 exemplar
Zero Gravity (2022) 12 exemplar
Das Beste von Allen (1979) 11 exemplar
Woody Allen: parole e immagini (2003) 10 exemplar
Lelki jelenségek vizsgálata (1984) 10 exemplar
Lunatic's Tale (1986) 8 exemplar
Wild Man Blues [soundtrack] (2004) 8 exemplar
A szendvics feltalálása (1993) 6 exemplar
Death Knocks 4 exemplar
Opus 9-10-11-12 (1980) 4 exemplar
Shadows and Fog [screenplay] (1997) 3 exemplar
Rifkin's Festival [2020 film] (2020) — Regissör — 3 exemplar
"Nerv nicht" (1987) 2 exemplar
Küß mich. (1988) 2 exemplar
Mr. Big (1996) 2 exemplar
Het feilloze falen van Woody Allen — Författare — 2 exemplar
Déu i altres peces (1999) 2 exemplar
Husbands and wives 2 exemplar
Woody Allen on Comedy (2001) 2 exemplar
The Whore of Mensa (2010) 2 exemplar
För egen hand (1979) 2 exemplar
Obrona szaleństwa (2010) 1 exemplar
Kész anarchia 1 exemplar
Poderosa Afrodita 1 exemplar
Minuit à Paris 1 exemplar
Woody's Winners - O.S.T. (2006) 1 exemplar
An Apology 1 exemplar
Woody et Les Robots (2017) 1 exemplar
Un jour de pluie à New York (2019) 1 exemplar
Magische Geschichten. (1985) 1 exemplar
More Movie Music 1 exemplar

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The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 1,114 exemplar
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 527 exemplar
Great Ghost Stories (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 386 exemplar
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 354 exemplar
Telling Tales (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 341 exemplar
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 335 exemplar
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 287 exemplar
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 265 exemplar
Antz [1998 film] (1998) — Voice — 247 exemplar
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 201 exemplar
Casino Royale [1967 film] (1967) — Actor — 198 exemplar
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 181 exemplar
Vampires, Wine, and Roses (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 152 exemplar
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 142 exemplar
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 85 exemplar
Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 84 exemplar
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Bidragsgivare — 83 exemplar
The Vampire Omnibus (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 76 exemplar
Year's Finest Fantasy (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 72 exemplar
Best American Plays: 7th Series, 1967-1973 (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
The Front [1976 film] (2004) — Actor — 23 exemplar
Scenes from a Mall [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 22 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Movie Detectives and Screen Crimes (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Vampire and Werewolf Stories (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Fading Gigolo [2013 film] (2014) — Actor — 18 exemplar
Picking Up the Pieces [2000 film] (2000) — Actor — 12 exemplar
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 53. Die Trägheit des Auges. (1979) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor10 exemplar
Wild Man Blues [1997 film] (1997) — self — 8 exemplar
The Sunshine Boys [1996 TV movie] (1999) — Actor — 5 exemplar
Crime Movies (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar


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I’ll be real: I couldn’t not read this book because Dylan Farrow doesn’t want me to read it, because she’s like, Love me because my dad is a jackass, right, because, well, let me ask you—

—Is it zero sum?
—And I guess I’m supposed to love you because your dad’s a jackass?
—Well, I don’t know what happened or didn’t happen, all I know is that if it’s zero-sum I have to revert to doing what’s best for myself, which kinda revolves around my life and how My! dad is a jackass. Do you think I could go on tour too, get people to love me because my dad’s a jackass?
—I don’t know your dad.
—He can really play the jackass card, though: in my life, more than yours. He’s a Christian tyrant; wants the Confederates to come back…. Can’t tell a joke. And again, I don’t know who you are or who I’d be if I were you, still less what happened when whatever happened or didn’t happen happened, you know.
—Somehow when you say, “I know”, it makes your convoluted sentences even harder to follow.
—Well, life is lived everyday, you know, right. And, to be honest: and I wasn’t going to tell you this, you know, but the fact that this Woody character has this non-daughter who has a whole persona going being his non-daughter made him more of a standout for me, made me want to see if he could tell a joke….

…. And, of course, the real reason not to read Woody Allen: his work was done about fourteen billion years after the death of Socrates, in Ancient Rome….

And to think it was written in English, and not the language of the birds!

—And it wasn’t even about freeing the masses from non-Marxism! Or from economic distress! All it does is make the worthless fuckers happy! (throws the pencil)

But I forget how that scene goes, now, or when exactly he throws the pencil, so, you know. Roll with it, ok?

…. I kinda like it. It makes me sad, but it’s good; it’s ironic, and how things are. It’s how I thought David Sedaris would be. Sometimes with Dave it was too much like “I am very wise”; with Woody it’s more, “Things are just strange as fuck—the end.” And it’s like: strange as fuck, starting with the people who think they understand, right. The Lost Generation intellectual, you know, who has since turned into a robot who is busy at work in theoretical and practical time travel so that he can get back to the time where he belongs, right….

“Doesn’t have a point of view/Knows not where he’s going to/Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.” The Beatles at Needleman’s funeral

…. I find the absurdity of it reassuring. I decline to defend this feeling logically…. And I doubt I’ll have much more to say, lol. But it’s better than a game show, or, you know, philosophy. Toss up with sports. It depends if Boris Becker gets into a tussle with the line judge, and the announcer guys posh-style make fun of him, and then how you respond to that, you know.

…. Re: absurdity; it’s hard to please a schoolteacher, but I think Woody does a good job of not making untranslatable Latin language puns, without telling dick jokes, you know.

…. “But thus I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.” F.N.

I haven’t read the Fredder properly, of course—but reading random quotes online of a philosopher you don’t really understand as a random high schooler with a shitty grasp of reality is the perfect background for reading a book like this, you know….

“Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see….” John Lennon. And if only he’d held onto that, he wouldn’t have spent half of the last decade of his life trying to punish himself and not letting himself succeed, and the other half, well, being John, being John when he’s…. Well, anyway.

…. Which is certainly not to say that Woody is everybody, or that everybody is Woody, or that you could even introduce the two at a party. —Woody, this is everybody. Everybody, this is Woody. I’ll leave you two to messily blur your boundaries…. ~ That is the great failure of classicism, you know, of classics-ism, the idea that in books, men, and even more, women, are nothing, and one man is everything…. It is very male humor. It’s a man’s perspective. But, then, you have seen the goose by the lake; it remains only to find the duck, right…. Don’t hurt it, though; don’t hurt the goose…. And, you know, the 70s was a long time ago now, but if this is not something other than classicism, classics-ology, then, well, (chuckles), that Greek man must be a tenacious wrestler perched on our back, if even Woody couldn’t get him off, right….

…. And, I mean, it is a long time ago—Ah yes, the 70s; “it’s only right, that you should, play the way you feel it”: yes, yes, very droll, I’m sure—part of culture, but also, Over & Done. But tonight on the 24 Hour News Cycle, scientists pave the way to the robot race: and cut out and nom on the part of the brain that does emotions so that we can have better technology and do chess forever. But first: OH MY GOD IS THAT A COLORED MAN ON THE NEWS HE IS A THIEF, GUARD GUARD! I SHOULD NEVER HAVE LEFT COUNTY DOWN THE LAND OF MY ANCESTORS. (beat) Tea?

…. Although for the record, I think that the line should have been, “//Lovers//, they will come and they will go”—but it was a great band, you know.

…. Yeah, I wonder if they had “People” magazine back in the 70s, you know. I’d say “Elle”, but she is (very occasionally) taken by her role as the defender of girlie’s honor, you know.

Anyway, it’s fun. I mean, not honor. What, did you think this was “Angel in the House”? 😸

I mean, if there’s an angel involved, it must be the one from that track, from—I still don’t know why they didn’t call it ‘Made in the //Morning//‘, you know; say what you will of Harry’s boyish good looks, I suppose he’s not all that bright…. 😸

Although if you’ve read all the books, it’s very different, because, because…. Well, because there are lots of allusions, that’s how it’s bloody different, you know. 😹

…. FINAL JUDGMENT: Destroy All Old People, starting with the gerontologists who are about to retire. 👌
… (mer)
goosecap | 16 andra recensioner | Jul 25, 2023 |
Three short plays. One repetitious topic: extramarital affairs in NYC. One different situation: The second one changes gears midway through.

Occasional humor.

I picked up a copy of this book in a free library outside a store while I was waiting for my order. I overpaid
Judiex | 1 annan recension | Jul 7, 2023 |
Come appassionato di Allen (sia nel cinema che nella letteratura) sarei disposto a leggere anche la sua lista della spesa.
Anche questa antologia di racconti fa trasparire la sua solita vena caustica e si legge piacevolmente.
Peccato che la traduzione faccia perdere molto significato alla scrittura: sarebbe stato consigliabile inseire qualche nota in più del traduttore.
Forse non è la sua migliore fatica letteraria ma è comunque apprezzabile.
ginsengman | 21 andra recensioner | Jul 5, 2023 |
Tuvieron que pasar 16 años para que Woody Allen regresara a las letras con un nuevo libro de relatos cortos. Cómo acabar de una vez por todas con la cultura (1971), Sin plumas (1975), Efectos secundarios (1980) y Pura anarquía (2007), son los antecedentes literarios del flamante Gravedad cero (2022), una serie de 19 cuentos de los cuales 8 aparecieron previamente en la sofisticada publicación The New Yorker, y 11 fueron escritos especialmente para esta edición. Se trata del humor de Woody Allen en pura ebullición, todo lo que el lector puede esperar del ocurrente e intelectual humor del autor neoyorkino, quien no ha perdido ni un poco la puntería en su divertida (y pesimista) visión de la existencia. Un crew de filmación que destruye la casa de un coleccionista, vacas con instintos psicópatas, las complejidades de los bienes raíces en New York, comediantes mediocres que entretienen gallinas, almohadas capaces de conseguir la paz mundial y seres humanos que reencarnan en langostas que se sirven en restaurantes del Upper East Side, son apenas algunas de las excéntricas tramas que Allen despliega a todo galope, salpicando su prosa con múltiples referencias al arte y la cultura pop. Entre el surrealismo y la sexualidad hilarante, entornos dignos de Kafka y situaciones tan exageradas que provocan carcajadas súbitas, Woody Allen arrasa igual con la industria del cine, los críticos y la política; lo mismo satiriza a Miley Cirrus que se burla de los autos inteligentes que sufren dudas existenciales; describe porrazos en la cabeza que crean eruditos y caballos que pintan lienzos al estilo de Joan Miró. La editora de The New Yorker, Daphne Merkin, apunta atinadamente en el prólogo: “No es fácil ser gracioso”. Pero la pluma de Allen desdobla una literatura divertida y ágil, que innegablemente se siente cinematográfica. Atención al último relato Crecer en Manhattan, más extenso, cercano a la novela corta, que bien podría ser el esbozo de una nueva película del director. Las palabras que utiliza para describir ese Manhattan que tanto ama, con sus atardeceres y el verde encendido de Central Park, erizarán la piel del lector.… (mer)
armandoasis | 1 annan recension | May 16, 2023 |



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