While I've only ever watched one Woody Allen film, and I didn't get the humor of it, I've always been curious as to why so many people loved Woody Allen's films. Especially considering the tabloid stories that follow him around. Because of this, I decided to give this book a try to get a better understanding.
The author delivers a chronological order of each of Woody Allen's movies. He includes in-depth details about each movie, including critiques and Woodie Allen's own opinion, both good and bad. The way the author describes each reminds me that these movies shouldn't be taken so seriously and accept them for what they are.
The only critique I would have takes place in the preface when the author gives the impression that he feels everyone should be a huge fan. I can't say that I'll now have a Woody Allen movie marathon, but if I ever catch one of his movies, I'll be more willing to watch them. The author did give me a better understanding and appreciation for him.
The only connection between Lolita and Woody Allen is that both are another reminder that our society will never put young girls first. We’ll still idolise the old white men who control our narratives because to do otherwise is tantamount to “palpable bitchery” and a “lynch mob”. People will still buy R Kelly’s music, they’ll think of Jimmy Page without ever mentioning Lori Maddox, they’ll claim Rihanna was as responsible for the domestic abuse she received as Chris Brown was for doing it. Woody Allen will be allowed to continue his career with the kind of deifying that we seldom see for women in the public eye.
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