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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.
Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography. Woody Allen: A Documentary chronicles Allen's career - from teen writer to Sid Caeser's TV scribe, from standup comedian to award-winning writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. Exploring Allen's writing habits, casting, directing, and relationship with his actors first-hand, new interviews with A-listers, writing partners, family and friends provide insight and backstory to the usually inscrutable filmmaker. Written by
Documentaries including interviews with the subject almost always become on the subject's conditions. At least you have that feeling. You become suspicious, sometimes without a cause.
Nobody has anything bad to say about Allen here, except for maybe himself. You watch some rare, or seldom viewed clips, from the beginning of his career as a stand-up comedian. You see clips from the early slapstick movies to Allen's breakthrough, "Annie Hall". His real artistic breakthrough was in "Play it again, Sam", but never mind.
I've seen the short documentary version and in the one which goes on for more than three hours, you perhaps get deeper analysis of Allen's work. Not here really.
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