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A series of interviews with Woody Allen interlaced with clips from his films. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fascinating, surprising, insightful look at a great artist and his movies See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Woody Allen ... Himself

Directed by
Richard Schickel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Schickel 

Produced by
Tom Brown .... executive producer: Turner Classic Movies
Douglas Freeman .... co-producer (as Doug Freeman)
Melissa Roller .... supervising producer: Turner Classic Movies
Richard Schickel .... producer
Original Music by
Douglas Freeman  (as Doug Freeman)
Cinematography by
Joel Shapiro 
Film Editing by
Bryan McKenzie 
Sound Department
Mark Linden .... sound re-recording mixer
Tara A. Paul .... sound effects editor (as Tara Paul)
Bernard Russo .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jarred Alterman .... assistant camera
Mark Chamberlin .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Scott S. Parker .... on-line editor
Ed Rowin .... colorist
Music Department
Douglas Freeman .... musician (as Doug Freeman)
Pops Freeman .... musician
Steve Marsh .... musician: saxophones and clarinet
Ronnie Weber .... musician
Red Young .... musician
Other crew
Michael Smith .... decor
George Englund .... special thanks

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90 min

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating, surprising, insightful look at a great artist and his movies, 21 July 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

My affection for Woody Allen has grown over the years. With "Crimes and Misdemeanors," I thought it had peaked, and then I saw "Match Point" and became convinced that he is not only brilliant but still has plenty to say. In this interview, Woody Allen had some interesting things to relate about his films and his own ideas: He believes in luck, as the character in "Match Point" does; he believes, as he shows in "Bullets Over Broadway," that great artists are born and not made; we're all out here on our own and our morality, as in "Crimes and Misdemeanors," is dependent on what we can live with; and he's been doing Bob Hope all these years, though by his own admission, not as well. None of this is very shocking (except maybe the Bob Hope part, until he demonstrates it in a film clip), given the messages in many of his movies.

The surprising thing in "Woody Allen: A Life in Film" is his very normal, non-neurotic demeanor, his view of his own films as to what is successful and what isn't, and what moved him to tell the stories he has.

If you're a fan of Allen's, you won't want to miss this. No matter how he may shrug his narrow shoulders, his evolution as a filmmaker has been something to behold.

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