ABOUT THE BOOK
Woody Allen is one of the most renowned film directors in American cinema history, and not only because he frequently appears in his own films as an actor. His output as a filmmaker has been prolific: he often churns out a new movie with each passing year, a pace that hasnt deteriorated even in his 60s and 70s. He writes his films himself, and directs them with wit and grace. I consider him a treasure of the cinema, Roger Ebert wrote in 2011 (Chicago Sun-Times, Midnight in Paris).
Allens best-known and most beloved films routinely appear on lists of the greatest movies of all time, including Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Hannah and Her Sisters. His frequent collaborators include Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow (both love interests in his personal life), Judy Davis, Dianne Wiest, Julie Kavner, and, more recently, Scarlett Johansson. The 2011 film Midnight in Paris marked Allens 41st feature film.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Adam McKibbin's work has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and websites, including The Nation, the Chicago Tribune, AlterNet, Paste and Punk Planet. He's worked in web editorial and social media management for years, and is a seasoned interviewer whose favorite subjects include David Lynch, Tori Amos and human rights journalist Mac McClelland. He studied creative writing at the University of Wisconsin and received the Award for Academic Excellence for his collected fiction. He's currently working on his first nonfiction book. Adam lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, and can be found on Twitter at @TheRedAlert.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Allens personal romantic life outdoes most of his fictional characters in terms of tumult. He married his teenage girlfriend, Harlene Rosen, but it was an ill-fated marriage that ended acrimoniously. Allens vicious one-liners following their separation, including a joke following a report that Rosen (or The Dread Mrs. Allen, as he called her) had been assaulted, led to legal action.
Allens second marriage, to actress Louise Lasser, occurred in 1966 and lasted until 1969. Unlike her predecessor, Lasser seemed to bear Allen no ill will for the split; In our relationship, he was the stable one, she said in a later interview (Contact Music, Louise Lasser Interview).
During what is generally considered his most artistically fruitful period, Allen partnered up (on and off camera) with Diane Keaton. Keaton starred in eight Allen films, including Annie Hall and Manhattan, two of his best-regarded and best-grossing...
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Biography of Woody Allen
+ Background and upbringing
+ Major Accomplishments and Awards
+ Personal Life
+ ...and much more
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