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Woody Allen: A Documentary 

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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.

Director:

Robert B. Weide
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Episode complete credited cast:
Woody Allen ... Himself
Letty Aronson ... Herself - Sister of Woody Allen
Marshall Brickman ... Himself
Josh Brolin ... Himself
Dick Cavett ... Himself
Penélope Cruz ... Herself
John Cusack ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Banderas ... Himself
Larry David ... Himself
F.X. Feeney F.X. Feeney ... Himself
Seth Green ... Himself
Robert Greenhut Robert Greenhut ... Himself
Mariel Hemingway ... Herself
Annette Insdorf ... Herself
Charles H. Joffe Charles H. Joffe ... Himself (archive footage)
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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 B. 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 Caesar's TV scribe, from stand-up 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 Anonymous

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Comedy is easy. Dying is hard.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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PBS Version (3 hours in two parts) See more »

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References Breaking Away (1979) See more »

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Moonlight Serenade
Composed by Mitchell Parish and Glenn Miller
Perfirmed by Genn Miller and Orchestra
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Personal, not too long, funny and interesting
15 August 2012 | by pivicSee all my reviews

A long - the three-hour version must surely be better than the shortened edited-for-cinema version - but engaging and well-made documentary about Woody Allen, one of my favourite directors. It makes chronological little jumps, but all good, delving from his growing up in New York to where he is today, from being a joke-writer for US columns to doing his own stand-up comedy (for which he is still grossly underestimated), to script-writing, acting and directing. The bit about him being an "actor's director" is really inspirational. He's had ups and downs, his marriages and scandals are a bit on display; him being married to his "former" daughter is toned down. His writing process is envisaged, actors and producers interviewed and it's all personal, never showy. Allen found out that "Manhattan" had won the Oscar for best film by reading about it in the paper the day after. So, all in all, very nice and recommendable.


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