Woody Allen : a retrospective

by Shone, Tom, 1967-

Format: Print Book 2015
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Call Number  q PN1998.3.A45 S56 2015x
Woody Allen: A Retrospective is the first complete, film-by-film overview of Woody Allen's entire career, up to and including the 2015 release of Irrational Man . In this illustrated biography , renowned movie critic Tom Shone traces Allen's entire professional life as an entertainer and director, weaving in archival and original interviews , as well as more than 250 curated photographs, movie stills, and posters.

From slapstick films to romantic comedies to introspective character studies and crime thrillers, Allen's output has always been prodigious; with nearly 50 movies to his credit, he's made more or less a film a year since the early 1970s. This fitting tribute to one of the masters of modern cinema covers all of those films, including contemporary classics such as Annie Hall , Manhattan , Hannah and Her Sisters , and Midnight in Paris, with wit and insight.

This is the definitive illustrated monograph on one of the major writer-directors of modern cinema, celebrating Allen's fifty-year career and published to mark Woody Allen's eightieth birthday. With the help of comments contributed by Allen himself , Shone's well-informed commentary makes this book an essential read for Woody Allen fans and film aficionados.

"I don't want to acheive immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."
--Woody Allen
Additional Information
Subjects Allen, Woody, -- 1935- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Publisher New York :Abrams,2015
Language English
Description 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Bibliography Notes Filmography: pages 278-283.
Includes bibliographical references (page 286).
ISBN 1419717944
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