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« Reply #90 on: June 05, 2019, 08:38:46 AM »
I thought Gemma Jones was great in You Will Meet. Her descent has stayed with me. Like Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream.

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« Reply #91 on: June 05, 2019, 09:14:55 AM »
Andrew "Dice" Clay also very good in Blue Jasmine

Seems really that Allen is locked into the idea of colourful supporting roles but the lead characters end up far less interesting and the performances don't really dominant the film. It might be doing Allen a disservice but I did get the sense the film benefited from the character being pulled in two directions, his wanting to make her a more dislikeable cliché and Blanchet wanting to make her more tragic.

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Re: Woody Allen sues Amazon
« Reply #92 on: June 05, 2019, 05:23:12 PM »
'The film tells the story of a married American couple who go to the San Sebastian Film Festival. They get caught up in the magic of the festival, the beauty and charm of Spain and the fantasy of movies. She has an affair with a brilliant French movie director, and he falls in love with a beautiful Spanish woman who lives there. It is a comedy-romance that resolves itself in a funny but romantic way.'

Radical stuff from the Woodster.

fucks sake. what a boring cunt.

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Re: Woody Allen sues Amazon
« Reply #93 on: September 04, 2019, 10:20:01 PM »
Not sure this is worth a new thread, but https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/sep/04/scarlett-johansson-defends-woody-allen. I admire her for being honest, but inevitably she's getting flak for it.

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« Reply #94 on: September 04, 2019, 11:21:47 PM »
She has been the focus of a lot of unthinking wokeness. Maybe that influenced her? Fair play to her for standing up for him in public, but I can't help but feel like even if the worst stuff isn't true, Allen is still a bit of a wrong 'un.

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Re: Woody Allen sues Amazon
« Reply #95 on: September 05, 2019, 12:34:48 AM »
but I can't help but feel like even if the worst stuff isn't true, Allen is still a bit of a wrong 'un.

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EDIT: Not your post, Marquis, just my reply.

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« Reply #96 on: September 05, 2019, 12:40:11 AM »
:'(

EDIT EDIT: Ah ok

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Re: Woody Allen sues Amazon
« Reply #97 on: September 05, 2019, 03:20:59 AM »
She has been the focus of a lot of unthinking wokeness. Maybe that influenced her? Fair play to her for standing up for him in public, but I can't help but feel like even if the worst stuff isn't true, Allen is still a bit of a wrong 'un.
Woody Allen loves Scarlet Johannsen. Now that she's old enough to play a mother not so much.

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« Reply #98 on: September 05, 2019, 09:32:11 AM »
Good on her for having a backbone, rarity for actors today.

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« Reply #99 on: November 09, 2019, 03:20:34 PM »

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Re: Woody Allen sues Amazon
« Reply #100 on: March 24, 2020, 12:42:32 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/02/movies/woody-allen-memoir.html

Publishers rejecting his autobiography. Insane.

As you probably know he eventually found a publisher in Hachette, but the book was pulped a couple of weeks ago at the last minute in the face of objections from staff and Ronan Farrow (Hachette had been his publisher).

I thought that was it for a while but apparently out of the blue the book is out and getting a lot of people saying ooh and ah, mostly on the subject of lust with Soon-Yi and Mia being nuts - nothing about how much that giant banana skin cost.

Short extract on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0868WQQ36/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=woody+apropos&qid=1585010190&sr=8-2

I'll probably buy this with a little trepidation. I love his old prose but have just watched Irrational Man with its tin-eared dialogue and I'm not sure it'll be worth it.

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« Reply #101 on: March 24, 2020, 02:49:07 AM »
Dare I say it but that extract is pretty good

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Re: Woody Allen sues Amazon
« Reply #102 on: March 24, 2020, 03:02:13 AM »
there's some fucked up shit in this book I reckon

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