>Happy Birthday, Woody Allen!


“For some reason I’m more appreciated in France than I am back home. The subtitles must be incredibly good.”
“My relationship with Hollywood isn’t love-hate, it’s love-contempt. I’ve never had to suffer any of the indignities that one associates with the studio system. I’ve always been independent in New York by sheer good luck. But I have an affection for Hollywood because I’ve had so much pleasure from films that have come out of there. Not a whole lot of them, but a certain amount of them have been very meaningful to me.”
“The two biggest myths about me are that I’m an intellectual, because I wear these glasses, and that I’m an artist because my films lose money. Those two myths have been prevalent for many years.”
“Of course, I would love everybody to see my films. But I don’t care enough ever to do anything about it. I would never change a word or make a movie that I thought they would like. I really don’t care if they come or not. If they don’t want to come, then they don’t; if they do come, then great. Do I want to do what I do uncompromisingly, and would I love it if a big audience came? Yes, that would be very nice. I’ve never done anything to attract an audience, though I always get accused of it over the years.”
Films: Annie Hall, Match Point, Sweet and Lowdown, Bullets Over Broadway, Hannah and her Sisters, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Celebrity, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

18 Comments to “>Happy Birthday, Woody Allen!”

  1. >Aeee! Desejo muita paz para este excepcional diretor. Que ele possa viver e nos presentear com mais belos filmes por muitos anos, ainda!Adorei sua seleção de fotos. Meus filmes preferidos do "velhinho" são Match Point, Annie Hall e Hahhah and Her Sisters.Bjos, Romeika!

  2. >yay happy birthday! i love him

  3. >oh how strange. i just bought the box set of woody allen today then reading this post. 🙂

  4. >Ele é genial!!amei o post :)Beijos Romeika!

  5. >Hannah & sisters is a lovely film; always enjoy Woody's dark humour…

  6. >Hoje é o aniversário dele? Sei que isto é um clichê, mas quem ganhou o presente, então, fui eu que pude assistir "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"! 🙂

  7. >Well, a nice homage to the genious of Woody Allen. I haven't seen much, but I have seen enough to label him that. Match Point is sublime. Annie Hall is brilliant!Ciao!

  8. >This makes me want to watch Sweet & Lowdown again…

  9. >haha i love that quote about being an artist because her films don't make any money. that's rather the way it is: starving artists sell their souls to the devil to make a profit.

  10. >Although I don't personally like seeing Woody Allen in a film, I do love Woody Allen films (does that make sense?), love his work! 🙂

  11. >Uau, que bela seleção de imagens! Na verdade só vi três filmes daí (confiro "Vicky" em breve), mas sem dúvida são trabalhos marcantes do Allen. Meu preferido é "Match Point", seguido por "Annie Hall".

  12. >my favorite woody allen quote: Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go, it's one of the best.

  13. >Kau, espero que ele viva por muitos e muitos anos e continue nos presenteando com seus filmes. Quero ve-lo sempre ativo por tras das cameras. Bjs!Tiaz, so jealous! I'd love a woody allen box set.Lenore, me too! His fear of death dilemma, I have the same, so comic, to not say tragic.Kamila, que bom q estreou em Natal!:-)Brigadeiro, I know what you mean, but I do enjoy his neurotic characters in films:)Vinicius, meu favorito eh "Match Point", o que eh ate estranho, visto q eh tao distinto se comparado a maioria de seus trabalhos.. Dos mais antigos, amo "A rosa purpura do cairo". copperoranges, I love his quotes about sex hehe

  14. >i adore this man… please someone clone him and that way we'll enjoy his art forever.

  15. >Miss_Scarlett, he'll be deeply missed someday, who could possibly replace Woody Allen? No one. Let's just hope he lives a long and healthy life.

  16. >i love penelope cruz in that movie! =D all the photographs taken of her by scarlett johansenn were beautiful! woody allen's an eccentric genius

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