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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

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1972 / 1:85 / Street Date July 18th, 2017

Starring: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Tony Randall, Burt Reynolds

Cinematography: David M. Walsh

Film Editor: Eric Albertson

Written by Woody Allen

Produced by Jack Brodsky, Elliott Gould

Music: Mundell Lowe

Directed by Woody Allen

A how-to book for fledgling libertines, David Reuben’s bestselling Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) was the kind of sex manual that could remain on the coffee table when the in-laws arrived. An everyman’s guide to the birds and the bees, it ambled through its range of racy topics, from sodomy, cunnilingus to, um, plastic surgery for the genitalia, with both commonsensical and alarmingly retrograde attitudes, dispensing its advice with all the excitement of an insurance agent’s visit. When Woody Allen was given the opportunity to adapt it,
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Woody Allen: A Career in 20 Hilarious, Brilliant Lines

Woody Allen: A Career in 20 Hilarious, Brilliant Lines
This Friday, Café Society, the latest release from writer/director/comic godhead Woody Allen, waltzes into theaters — the 47th feature Allen has directed over a career spanning 50 years. (Yes, we're counting New York Stories.) He's had box-office successes and outright bombs, Oscar-winning masterpieces and critically panned duds. But regardless of his movies' receptions (and the reoccurring rumors about his personal life), he's managed to pump out a film a year with impressive regularity. Some key elements have stayed the same — once a jazz clarinet slinks onto the soundtrack, audiences know exactly who they're dealing with.
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Woody Allen: A Career in 20 Hilarious, Brilliant Lines

Woody Allen: A Career in 20 Hilarious, Brilliant Lines
This Friday, Café Society, the latest release from writer/director/comic godhead Woody Allen, waltzes into theaters — the 47th feature Allen has directed over a career spanning 50 years. (Yes, we're counting New York Stories.) He's had box-office successes and outright bombs, Oscar-winning masterpieces and critically panned duds. But regardless of his movies' receptions (and the reoccurring rumors about his personal life), he's managed to pump out a film a year with impressive regularity. Some key elements have stayed the same — once a jazz clarinet slinks onto the soundtrack, audiences know exactly who they're dealing with.
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Green Zone | Film review

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass team up again for a blistering thriller about the conspiracy over WMDs

Hollywood has made a habit of buying bestselling books on the strength of their catchy titles and then hiring writers to provide them with plots and dialogue. Joseph Heller undertook the task of giving flesh and wit to Helen Gurley Brown's self-help manual Sex and the Single Girl. Woody Allen performed a similar, rather more successful job on Dr David Reuben's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask. Written by the Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone, is an eye-opening account of the blundering operation of the Coalition Provisional Authority in its first year. It was optioned on publication four years ago, and the producers came together with director Paul Greengrass, writer Brian Helgeland
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"There's No Story In The Book!" - Six Films Adapted From Non-Narrative Nonfiction

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By Matt Singer

"He's Just Not That Into You" is a great title. Born from a "Sex in the City" episode, it's adorned a bestseller (by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo) and as a phrase has quickly wormed its way into the lexicon. Now it's got its own movie, too, opening this Friday and starring a slew of stars including Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long. What it does not have, at least in book form, is a story. "Hjntiy" is a dating advice book, a guide for women who can't get it through their heads that the dude they're interested in isn't reciprocating. It's long on helpful tips and sarcastic quips, but not necessarily on plot or character developments. That's an extra-heavy burden for the film's screenwriters, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who must fashion an entire story that can
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Feature: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (in Woody Allen's Movies)

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By Matt Singer

As far back as last February, the press began speculating about a supposed lesbian tryst between the stars of Woody Allen's new film "Vicky Christina Barcelona." Under a headline reading "Sapphic Steam," the New York Post's Page Six announced that they'd learned from an anonymous source that the scene between Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz was "extremely erotic" and that when the film reached theaters audiences would "be blown away and even shocked." Various news agencies picked up the story. Some even distorted it further; one website assured its readers in no uncertain terms that "Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz will have lesbian sex in Woody Allen's new film," as if the actresses were bypassing any notion of dramatic pretense and doing the scene purely for their own sexual gratification.

Even after "Vicky Christina" played the Cannes Film Festival last May, rumors of the combustible chemistry between the stars continued,
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