Monday, November 28, 2011

WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY





WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY is a great 4-hour documentary covering the career of Woody Allen. If you have even a passing interest in his films or his career, their is a wealth of information here. Very well directed and edited, the film gave me a lot of new information that I did not know about Woody, even though I have followed his career pretty closely since I was a kid. The film does pretty much skip the Soon-Yi topic, but it does at least mention it and he talks about his relationship with Mia. But since Woody was a willing participant in the film, it's easy to excuse this one lacking area. Director Robert Weide of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM does a nice job; perhaps his earlier doc on the Marx Brothers (The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell) helped prepare for this film.

It's on PBS, and on their web site.
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