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To celebrate the DVD release of The Woody Allen Collection on 7th July, we’re giving away 1 box set a lucky winner.
Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment is pleased to announce the UK release of The Woody Allen Library boxset – a collection of classic Woody Allen films that are also releasing individually on DVD on 7th July 2014; the films will be available digitally from 23rd June 2014.
The Box set includes: Bullets Over Broadway, Deconstructing Harry, Mighty Aphrodite, Celebrity, Everyone Says I love You, Small Time Crooks, Sweet And Lowdown and Wild Man Blues. From directing, to writing, to acting, these eight titles are arguably some of Allen’s most classic and successful pieces of work, featuring outstanding cast lists.
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The collection will be released as a DVD boxset entitled ‘The Woody Allen Library’ on July 7 and will also be available digitally from June 23. The films include Bullets Over Broadway, Celebrity, Deconstructing Harry, Everyone Says I Love You, Mighty Aphrodite, Small Time Crooks, Sweet and Lowdown, and Wild Man Blues.
Richard Brick — producer, Columbia University film professor and the first ever Commissioner of New York City’s Office of Film, Television and Broadcasting — died yesterday at his New York home of cancer. A longtime member of the independent film community, Brick began his career in the early 1970s, when he worked in various capacities, including as director and sound recordist, on documentary shorts. He production managed a number of documentaries, television productions and feature films, including Silkwood, Places in the Heart and Sweet and Lowdown. In the ’80s and ’90s he became an active producer, with such producing and […] »
- Scott Macaulay
Richard Brick, a producer, Directors Guild of America official and former New York City Film Commissioner, died Wednesday. He was 68.
Brick also became the first commissioner of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting in 1992 under Mayor David Dinkins, who appointed him to draw back major movie and TV production at a time when those productions were leaving in search of less expensive locations. He served in that post until 1994.
“Richard spent years in service to his fellow members, advocating passionately on behalf of his assistant director and unit production manager colleagues,” said DGA President Paris Barclay. “As a former New York City film commissioner, Richard had a unique perspective about the needs of our members within the broader entertainment community, giving him valuable »
- Dave McNary
Not everyone welcomed the director's Lifetime Achievement award – particularly Mia and Ronan Farrow. So is it Ok to praise his work?
Is it Ok to celebrate Woody Allen? Many fans thought, with some relief, that this question had finally been settled, with the public beginning to relax about the public scandals that destroyed his family in the 90s, and the filmmaker himself at long last returning to professional form. (It has never been clear to me, incidentally, which was deemed by the masses to be Allen's more grievous fault: running off with his longterm partner Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, or going off the boil and making dross like The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. These, shall we say, missteps seemed, in the eyes of the media, to be interchangeable, probably with some mutual causation.) Clearly the Hollywood Foreign Press Association felt all that "unpleasantness" was over when »
- Hadley Freeman
Sony Pictures Classics has snapped up their seventh Woody Allen acquisition, taking North American rights to the director's next film, "Magic in the Moonlight," a period piece set in the South of France in the 1920s. It stars Colin Firth as an Englishman who arrives to investigate a possible scam among the high society of the Riviera. Eileen Atkins, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Simon McBurney, Hamish Linklater and Jacki Weaver also star. Spc also nabbed 2013 hit "Blue Jasmine," "Midnight in Paris," "To Rome with Love," "Whatever Works," "Sweet and Lowdown" and "You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger." Meanwhile, Allen will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday's Golden Globes, but as per usual he's not expected to make an appearance; Diane Keaton will instead do the honors on his behalf. »
- Beth Hanna
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