"A seminal...and revolutionary tool that will inspire a younger generation of art critics..." - Dan Schneider, Cosmoetica"Something truly different...multimedia at its finest." - Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review"Detailed and fascinating...Sheremet's book sets a new standard for Woody Allen... show more
"A seminal...and revolutionary tool that will inspire a younger generation of art critics..." - Dan Schneider, Cosmoetica"Something truly different...multimedia at its finest." - Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review"Detailed and fascinating...Sheremet's book sets a new standard for Woody Allen studies." - John. E. Roper, US Review Of Books"...a nuanced and perceptive understanding of Woody's art...the most complete, comprehensive discussion available." - San Francisco Book Review"A massive undertaking, and one of the most significant pieces of film archaeology you could come across." - Dan Slevin, FishHead Magazine"...picks apart Allen's filmography like an engineer; he looks at them, forces us to acknowledge them and ultimately opens the door for our own opinions to be formed." - Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Manhattan With A Twist"For the many admirers who are already sold on Woody Allen, who relate to his contrasts, and see a reflection of themselves in his stories, this book celebrates the kinship that exists between Allen and his fans." - IndieReader"Woody Allen is probably the most written about directors in the history of film and surely one of the most talked about. Alex Sheremet takes it a step further..." - Hollywood On The Potomac"...an exhaustive study, ideal for established Allen enthusiasts and film students...Woody Allen fans will prize this comprehensive, readable rundown of his oeuvre." - Rebecca Foster, Clarion/Foreword Reviews"...erudite, intelligent...the most far-reaching analysis of Woody Allen's career so far." - John Greco, Twenty-Four Frames"...damn good writing...It's not only a great book on Woody Allen, but on art and the art of criticism, which will serve as a great resource for those interested in the ways film operates." - Andrew J. Geary, Andrew Geary WritesWoody Allen: Reel To Real is the most comprehensive discussion of Woody's film art to date, covering every film he's ever written, directed, or otherwise acted in at great depth and length. It also responds to five decades of Woody-related criticism - both in print and online - before turning the tables on the director, himself, to dissect his opinions on art, life, and philosophy, and what they mean for his films.As the first DigiDialogue from Take2 Publishing, the book follows an exciting new format. It will be updated annually with essays, articles, and reviews of Woody's new work. It will also respond to reader/critic feedback so that the book will continue to grow organically with the critical discourse surrounding it, and so that others can become a part of the publishing process. These updates will sync automatically with all purchased copies, ensuring that Woody Allen: Reel To Real will never be outdated.The genesis of this DigiDialogue is the book's website, established some time ago to have Alex Sheremet and his readers further explore, expand and explain the theses he presents. On that site one can find a combination of faithful summaries of the key chapters of this book and one key chapter in its entirety, all married to dedicated 'Comment Boxes' that serve to propagate the dialogue. The first manifestation of this dialogue includes exchanges with film critics and readers, including a fiery exchange with Jonathan Rosenbaum over Sheremet's in-depth critique of Rosenbaum's work.According to John Pruzanski, managing publisher of Take2 Publishing, "the advent and popular uptake of eBooks finally provides the platform to open up the publishing world to new forms and factors and DigiDialogues have been specifically formulated to perform the task of bringing the readers into the publishing process."Note: Readers who wish to get the live updates to the book must give Amazon permission to sync updates via Kindle.