|Two faces of Woody Allen|
WILD AND WOOLLY WOODY ALLEN.
Woody Allen turns eighty-one on December 1st, 2017.
Love 'im or hate 'im, he has been an influential filmmaker for many years, and has come out with a great many movies, some wonderful, some awful, some in-between. He has had an interesting, some would say scandalous, personal life, mostly centered around his relationship with significant other Mia Farrow (who he was not married to), and her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.
Whatever one's thoughts about that bizarre triangle, this week Great Old Movies looks at a slew of Woody Allen movies, from near-masterpieces like Broadway Danny Rose and The Purple Rose of Cairo to stink bombs like Stardust Memories to the merely mediocre like Bullets Over Broadway and Zelig. We also look at a recent biography of the man.
Whatever his flaws as a man and a filmmaker, Woody Allan was rarely if ever boring.
You can read posts of Allen's films that have been reviewed on this blog in previous months by using the search bar above.