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Woody Allen has been shelved

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1 hour ago, CinemaInternational said:

Just checked Allen's TCMDb page, Alice is on the schedule in late March, and Manhattan Murder Mystery appears again in April but no Allen films are showing during the 31 days.

I wished they'd run a Woody Allen film every day.

Love his stuff. Calm comfort is the effect they have on me.

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I must say that my favorite Woody Allen ones are typically the ones in the streak from Zelig through Deconstructing Harry. Almost all the ones in that streak were tremendously well-written, and Broadway Danny Rose, Purple Rose of Cairo, Radio Days, Another Woman, and yes, Husbands and Wives, are some of the best films of their respective years. And Everyone Says I Love You is tremendous fun. And although I don't often go for down and dirty comedies, Deconstructing Harry was a scream.

Of the ones prior to that point, Sleeper was my favorite (especially the Blanche Dubois scene). Afgter that, best was Small Time Crooks.....

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8 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

Of the ones prior to that point, Sleeper was my favorite (especially the Blanche Dubois scene). 

“It means ‘White Woods’ in French...”

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4 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

“It means ‘White Woods’ in French...”

BTW, Lorna, completely unrelated to this topic at hand, but a while back, I remember you saying that you preferred the 1991 TV movie version of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane to the 1962 film, welll the 1991 TV movie of it is streaming on Amazon prime right now......

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6 hours ago, misswonderly3 said:

I'm still searching Google for an image of a full frontally nude man eating an egg salad sandwich.

Woah! Don't get this thread shut down.

We all know what happened to the beefcake thread, where to my knowledge, I do not recall a full frontal nude man eating an egg salad sandwich being posted.

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When discussing this subject, it was pointed out that Woody always looked & acted like an old man, even when still a young man. I don't think that helps his situation much, since we're so quick to judge by appearances.

Although I find Woody's "eccentricity" extreme, I also wonder just how well balanced anyone in his position would behave.

It kind of reminds me of Michael Jackson, who never had any sort of nurturing, supportive childhood, but instead carried huge professional pressures. I find this sort of story so tragic, that someone as sensitive artistically as Allen & Jackson could be so tortured emotionally in their personal life.

Do women possibly fare better because they can focus on having children, a family? Debbie Reynolds and Judy Garland come to mind....child stars who had terrible relationships with peers, but found some balance in their lives with their children.

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On ‎2‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 5:30 AM, LornaHansonForbes said:

https://themuse.jezebel.com/woody-allen-sues-amazon-after-they-indefinitely-shelve-1832436766

This is actually pretty big news, it has the potential to get even bigger. Amazon Studios who entered a four film deal with Woody Allen have decided not to release (and to shelve indefinitely!) the latest film he has done for them, which means for the first time in over 40 years Woodrow will not have a film released (Apparently he prides himself on doing exactly one film a year)

the film in question?

A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK, Which is about a middle-age man who wants to sleep with a 19-year-old girl who he later finds out is really a 15-year-old girl.

You just can’t make this **** up.

He is furious and has vowed to sue Amazon, and some people are saying he actually has something of a leg to stand on here since they signed them after they knew all the scurrilous details of his life. However, if he does choose to sue them he opens his life up to investigation and A legal process known as discovery, and something tells me that’s not exactly the route he wants to go.

the schtootz blew his chance 50 years ago with this knockout.

Image result for daliah lavi casino royale

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Glancing at the thread listings under General Discussions, I misread the title as "Woody Allen Has Been Shaved". Thought I'd just throw that mental picture in for everyone to enjoy.

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On 2/8/2019 at 10:25 AM, Sgt_Markoff said:

I rented 'Breezy' once because it has Holden in it, and as my favorite male star I wanted to see how well he acquitted himself. The subject matter seemed the kind he could shine with.

There are a couple of his other late-career flicks I haven't sought out (even though I've heard/read about them, such as 'The Earthling' and 'Open Season') but anyway I did enjoy 'Breezy' to a mild degree. Was also curious to see one of Eastwood's earliest films.

'Breezy' is not an astounding film; but it is pleasant enough. Kay Lenz is charming and Holden gives his always standard level of competence. I don't think I've ever seen him really fail in a performance. I hadn't remembered that Holden's character (a real hound) spurns Lenz; I do remember that he seems to find himself and move on with his life. Overall it's a worthwhile movie as far as I'm concerned.

This comment by TB, is really salient when it comes to a flick like this:

So true! A lot of history and culture would fail to clear such a bar, were it applied stringently. What kind of narrow, frumpish, nimrod people would that make us? Modern-day Mayans, Philistines, Moabites? What the hell kind of small, frigid people are setting these 'standards' anyway? This pilgrim-mindset is a national embarrassment.

Oh by the way, there's a Jack Lemmon film which also explores this territory. The girl in question is a hitch-hiker played by ...oh, what's her name. She was in 'Billy Two-Hats' with Desi Arnaz Jr and Gregory Peck.

Sian Barbara Allen?

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On 2/12/2019 at 8:01 AM, TikiSoo said:

Do women possibly fare better because they can focus on having children, a family? Debbie Reynolds and Judy Garland come to mind....child stars who had terrible relationships with peers, but found some balance in their lives with their children.

The advantage of being able to produce one's own prisoners.

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