By Peter J. Bailey, Sam B. Girgus
Edited by means of popular Allen specialists, A significant other to Woody Allen provides a set of 26 unique essays at the director’s motion pictures. Contributions provide a few divergent severe views whereas increasing the contexts during which his paintings is understood.
- A well timed significant other via the authors of 2 of an important books on Allen to date
- Illuminates the flicks of Woody Allen from a few divergent serious perspectives
- Explores the contexts within which his paintings could be understood
- Assesses Allen’s awesome filmmaking occupation from its early beginnings and investigates the conflicts and contradictions that suffuse it
- Discusses Allen’s acceptance as an international cinematic figure
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Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press. ), Film Theory: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 1–6. 2, 179–193. Taylor, Greg (1999) Artists in the Audience: Cults, Camp, and American Film Criticism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Wollen, Peter (1972) Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, 3rd edn. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Yacowar, Maurice (1979) Loser Take All: The Comic Art of Woody Allen. New York: Frederick Ungar. 2 Which Woody Allen? Colleen Glenn My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
Are generally thought to be more real than appearance in this culture. Stars are obviously a case of appearance – all we know of them is what we see and hear before us. which biography, which word-of-mouth story, which moment in which film discloses her as she really was? The star phenomenon gathers these aspects of contemporary human existence together, laced up with the question of “really” (2). 2 If Woody Allen conjures a particularly resonant sense of intimacy with the audience by virtue of his seemingly authentic persona, then his frequent use of voiceover and breaking of the fourth wall in his films further intensify the audi- Which Woody Allen?
By any definition of “star,” Woody Allen should fit the bill. Yet you will probably not find Woody Allen included in a star studies text, and you will not hear his name come up often in conversations about stars. Certainly, his career as a filmmaker generally draws more attention than his star persona; however, this explanation does not seem sufficient considering the magnitude of Allen’s celebrity identity. After all, Allen has been a familiar face on television and film for nearly 50 years and has starred in 34 films.
A Companion to Woody Allen by Peter J. Bailey, Sam B. Girgus