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2022-06-28 12:35:59 PM  
Before he retires he should write and direct a film where he plays a whiny, nebbish loser in New York City. And his religio0n should be....Muslim. No, Buddhist. No. Well, we'll get back to that.
 
2022-06-28 1:21:48 PM  
I don't get Woody Allen movies.  He has has that nervous guy with the glasses in all his movies.  That guy is annoying.
 
2022-06-28 1:23:16 PM  

Mugato: Before he retires he should write and direct a film where he plays a whiny, nebbish loser in New York City. And his religio0n should be....Muslim. No, Buddhist. No. Well, we'll get back to that.


Only if his love interest in the movie is beautiful and 40 years younger than him.
 
2022-06-28 1:26:13 PM  
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2022-06-28 1:40:03 PM  
...Step daughters.
 
2022-06-28 1:46:01 PM  
Off yourself, you f*cking pervert.
 
2022-06-28 1:46:08 PM  
I tried watching that Instagram Live Interview and it was just awful both technically and content-wise.  I really don't know what I expected.
 
2022-06-28 1:50:05 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I don't get Woody Allen movies.  He has has that nervous guy with the glasses in all his movies.  That guy is annoying.


I really like Bananas. That movie's great. The rest of what I've seen is... well, I think Annie Hall is also good. I tried to watch Manhattan recently, which is absolutely gorgeous, but the whole 'dating a teenager' thing is awful.
 
2022-06-28 1:50:24 PM  
Only director I am aware of that has made over 40 movies in under 50 years.
 
2022-06-28 1:51:07 PM  
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2022-06-28 1:55:12 PM  

dereksmalls: Only director I am aware of that has made over 40 movies in under 50 years.


It's not too hard when they're mostly the same film.

/no, haven't seen all his films
//Annie Hall should not have beaten Star Wars for Best Picture
 
2022-06-28 1:56:29 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Rapmaster2000: I don't get Woody Allen movies.  He has has that nervous guy with the glasses in all his movies.  That guy is annoying.

I really like Bananas. That movie's great. The rest of what I've seen is... well, I think Annie Hall is also good. I tried to watch Manhattan recently, which is absolutely gorgeous, but the whole 'dating a teenager' thing is awful.


I saw Manhattan about 5 years ago and it really struck me that nobody around Woody Allen's character says "Uh, dude, seriously?"  It's all treated like a hilarious and quirky situation.
 
2022-06-28 2:03:20 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I don't get Woody Allen movies.  He has has that nervous guy with the glasses in all his movies.  That guy is annoying.


THIS.
 
2022-06-28 2:07:19 PM  

Mugato: dereksmalls: Only director I am aware of that has made over 40 movies in under 50 years.

It's not too hard when they're mostly the same film.

/no, haven't seen all his films
//Annie Hall should not have beaten Star Wars for Best Picture


How can you make one cogent comment and then follow it up with that insanity?
 
2022-06-28 2:08:52 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I don't get Woody Allen movies.  He has has that nervous guy with the glasses in all his movies.  That guy is annoying.


True...but sometimes it's really, really funny:

Duane Hall | Can I Confess Something?
Youtube HwgoZ4d_FtU
 
2022-06-28 2:09:20 PM  

dereksmalls: Only director I am aware of that has made over 40 movies in under 50 years.


That's about ten years' work for Werner Herzog.   What's Up Tiger Lily was Woody's first and best film.
 
2022-06-28 2:23:23 PM  

Bslim: Off yourself, you f*cking pervert.


But enough about Mia Farrow.
 
2022-06-28 2:36:34 PM  
The only post "Annie Hall" movie of his I like is "Broadway Danny Rose". It's just different enough to be interesting. 

/ "Hannah and Her Sisters" is a good date movie
// "Sleeper" still is the best one
/// Mia Farrow knew what she was getting into when she started
 
2022-06-28 2:38:25 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Rapmaster2000: I don't get Woody Allen movies.  He has has that nervous guy with the glasses in all his movies.  That guy is annoying.

I really like Bananas. That movie's great. The rest of what I've seen is... well, I think Annie Hall is also good. I tried to watch Manhattan recently, which is absolutely gorgeous, but the whole 'dating a teenager' thing is awful.

I saw Manhattan about 5 years ago and it really struck me that nobody around Woody Allen's character says "Uh, dude, seriously?"  It's all treated like a hilarious and quirky situation.


Product of the times I assume. It's not just the people in the movie, this is Siskel and Ebert's review which Siskel describes the relationship between the two as "uncomplicated, but lovely", and Ebert doesn't really bring it up at all. Not saying they're right, but the blase attitude about it isn't that surprising back then

Manhattan (1979) movie review - Sneak Previews with Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel
Youtube RSKCCtjXbRQ
 
2022-06-28 2:43:42 PM  

TDWCom29: Rapmaster2000: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Rapmaster2000: I don't get Woody Allen movies.  He has has that nervous guy with the glasses in all his movies.  That guy is annoying.

I really like Bananas. That movie's great. The rest of what I've seen is... well, I think Annie Hall is also good. I tried to watch Manhattan recently, which is absolutely gorgeous, but the whole 'dating a teenager' thing is awful.

I saw Manhattan about 5 years ago and it really struck me that nobody around Woody Allen's character says "Uh, dude, seriously?"  It's all treated like a hilarious and quirky situation.

Product of the times I assume. It's not just the people in the movie, this is Siskel and Ebert's review which Siskel describes the relationship between the two as "uncomplicated, but lovely", and Ebert doesn't really bring it up at all. Not saying they're right, but the blase attitude about it isn't that surprising back then

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/RSKCCtjXbRQ]


I remember seeing the movie with a date when it came out and we were both kind of creeped out. She specifically said she would have run far, far away from that situation.
 
2022-06-28 2:48:34 PM  

Another Government Employee: TDWCom29: Rapmaster2000: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Rapmaster2000: I don't get Woody Allen movies.  He has has that nervous guy with the glasses in all his movies.  That guy is annoying.

I really like Bananas. That movie's great. The rest of what I've seen is... well, I think Annie Hall is also good. I tried to watch Manhattan recently, which is absolutely gorgeous, but the whole 'dating a teenager' thing is awful.

I saw Manhattan about 5 years ago and it really struck me that nobody around Woody Allen's character says "Uh, dude, seriously?"  It's all treated like a hilarious and quirky situation.

Product of the times I assume. It's not just the people in the movie, this is Siskel and Ebert's review which Siskel describes the relationship between the two as "uncomplicated, but lovely", and Ebert doesn't really bring it up at all. Not saying they're right, but the blase attitude about it isn't that surprising back then

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/RSKCCtjXbRQ]

I remember seeing the movie with a date when it came out and we were both kind of creeped out. She specifically said she would have run far, far away from that situation.


Again, not saying they were right or that no one back then thought that it was wrong. But society as a whole didn't care as much
 
2022-06-28 2:57:14 PM  
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2022-06-28 3:33:35 PM  
The best part of his movies was the use of real spaces, which shows you how crappy things were in the past. The humor of being awkward doesn't appeal to me.
 
2022-06-28 3:35:04 PM  
Never seen a Woody Allen film that I can recall. I understand that his early films are supposedly very good, good enough that he's been able to make movies for 50 years. (Annie Hall is one I hear a lot, particularly in reference to Christopher Walken's performance.) However, every time one of his films comes up on a rerun of Siskel & Ebert, they never like it and always compare it unfavorably to his early works. It feels like he had one or two good movies in him and then dried up.
 
2022-06-28 3:36:29 PM  

Another Government Employee: The only post "Annie Hall" movie of his I like is "Broadway Danny Rose". It's just different enough to be interesting.


I haven't seen it in forever, but I recall really liking "Radio Days when I was growing up.  Seemed like a good bookend flick with "Brighton Beach Memoirs."  And "Midnight in Paris" deserved best picture more than "The Artist."
 
2022-06-28 4:52:21 PM  
Mugato://Annie Hall should not have beaten Star Wars for Best Picture

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2022-06-28 5:15:58 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Mugato: Before he retires he should write and direct a film where he plays a whiny, nebbish loser in New York City. And his religio0n should be....Muslim. No, Buddhist. No. Well, we'll get back to that.

Only if his love interest in the movie is beautiful and 40 years younger than him.


They'll cast Millie Bobby Brown as his love interest because she's a big draw these days and totally not because she's finally legal.
 
2022-06-28 5:35:23 PM  

UberSmyth: Never seen a Woody Allen film that I can recall. I understand that his early films are supposedly very good, good enough that he's been able to make movies for 50 years. (Annie Hall is one I hear a lot, particularly in reference to Christopher Walken's performance.) However, every time one of his films comes up on a rerun of Siskel & Ebert, they never like it and always compare it unfavorably to his early works. It feels like he had one or two good movies in him and then dried up.


I'm in no way a student of his work, but I very much enjoyed The Purle Rose of Cairo.

Great story and cast, and he doesn't act in it.
 
2022-06-28 5:46:42 PM  
Isn't he in his late 80s?  A less pervy perv would have retired years ago.
 
2022-06-28 5:47:28 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: UberSmyth: Never seen a Woody Allen film that I can recall. I understand that his early films are supposedly very good, good enough that he's been able to make movies for 50 years. (Annie Hall is one I hear a lot, particularly in reference to Christopher Walken's performance.) However, every time one of his films comes up on a rerun of Siskel & Ebert, they never like it and always compare it unfavorably to his early works. It feels like he had one or two good movies in him and then dried up.

I'm in no way a student of his work, but I very much enjoyed The Purle Rose of Cairo.

Great story and cast, and he doesn't act in it.


Radio Days.  A great film ruined by a monster directing it.
 
2022-06-28 5:49:13 PM  

Trik: Chinesenookiefactory: Mugato: Before he retires he should write and direct a film where he plays a whiny, nebbish loser in New York City. And his religio0n should be....Muslim. No, Buddhist. No. Well, we'll get back to that.

Only if his love interest in the movie is beautiful and 40 years younger than him.

They'll cast Millie Bobby Brown as his love interest because she's a big draw these days and totally not because she's finally legal.


That would really be gross. But stranger things have happened.

...wait, she's legal?
...I keed, I keed.

/google
 
2022-06-28 5:52:02 PM  

Kris_Romm: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: UberSmyth: Never seen a Woody Allen film that I can recall. I understand that his early films are supposedly very good, good enough that he's been able to make movies for 50 years. (Annie Hall is one I hear a lot, particularly in reference to Christopher Walken's performance.) However, every time one of his films comes up on a rerun of Siskel & Ebert, they never like it and always compare it unfavorably to his early works. It feels like he had one or two good movies in him and then dried up.

I'm in no way a student of his work, but I very much enjoyed The Purle Rose of Cairo.

Great story and cast, and he doesn't act in it.

Radio Days.  A great film ruined by a monster directing it.


Has anyone seen Woody Allen and Democratic Party at the same pizzeria? Checkmate libs
 
2022-06-28 6:12:25 PM  
Maybe he should make something transparently autobiographical, like those other stepfather/stepdaughter movies on youpr0n.
 
2022-06-28 7:38:52 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Mugato: Before he retires he should write and direct a film where he plays a whiny, nebbish loser in New York City. And his religio0n should be....Muslim. No, Buddhist. No. Well, we'll get back to that.

Only if his love interest in the movie is beautiful and 40 years younger than him.


Like the rest of Hollywood
 
2022-06-28 10:46:10 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: UberSmyth: Never seen a Woody Allen film that I can recall. I understand that his early films are supposedly very good, good enough that he's been able to make movies for 50 years. (Annie Hall is one I hear a lot, particularly in reference to Christopher Walken's performance.) However, every time one of his films comes up on a rerun of Siskel & Ebert, they never like it and always compare it unfavorably to his early works. It feels like he had one or two good movies in him and then dried up.

I'm in no way a student of his work, but I very much enjoyed The Purle Rose of Cairo.

Great story and cast, and he doesn't act in it.


That sounds familiar. I'll keep it in mind especially when a lot of people complain that Allen basically plays the same character over and over and it gets tiresome. Thanks!
 
2022-06-29 12:34:44 AM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Mugato: Before he retires he should write and direct a film where he plays a whiny, nebbish loser in New York City. And his religio0n should be....Muslim. No, Buddhist. No. Well, we'll get back to that.

Only if his love interest in the movie is beautiful and 40 years younger than him.


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/32 years, not 40, but still...
 
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