Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Woody Allen

Woody Allen was born 'Allen Stewart Konigsberg' in The Bronx, New York on December 1, 1935, he is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician whose career spans more than 50 years.

He worked as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes and scripts for television and published several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Allen began performing as a stand-up comic, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Allen in fourth place on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics, while a UK survey ranked Allen as the third greatest comedian.

By the mid-1960s Allen was writing and directing films, first specializing in slapstick comedies before moving into dramatic material influenced by European art cinema during the 1970s. He is often identified as part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmakers of the mid-1960s to late '70s. Allen often stars in his films, typically in the persona he developed as a standup. Some best-known of his over 40 films are Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), and Midnight in Paris (2011). Critic Roger Ebert described Allen as "a treasure of the cinema".

Allen has been nominated 23 times and won four Academy Awards: three for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Director (Annie Hall (1978)). He has more screenwriting Academy Award nominations than any other writer. He has won nine British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. Allen performs regularly as a jazz clarinetist at small venues in Manhattan. (Wikipedia)

What's New Pussycat? (1965)

What's New Pussycat? (1965) Spanish poster

What's Up Tiger Lily? (1966)

Casino Royale (1967)

Take the Money and Run (1969) French poster

Bananas (1971)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex - But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) German poster

Play it Again, Sam (1972)

Play it Again, Sam (1972)

Sleeper (1973)

Sleeper (1973)

Love and Death (1975)

The Front (1976)

Annie Hall (1977)

Annie Hall (1977) Japanese poster

Manhattan (1979)

Zelig (1983) Polish poster

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Spanish poster

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Radio Days (1987)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

New York Stories (1989)

Shadows and Fog (1991)

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

Bullets Over Broadway (1994) Spanish poster

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Celebrity (1998) French poster

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) Japanese poster

Match Point (2005) French poster

Scoop (2006)

Cassandra's Dream (2007)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) South Korean poster

Midnight in Paris (2011)

To Rome With Love (2012)

Blue Jasmine (2013)

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