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Love, Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life: The Films of Woody Allen

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Woody Allen has carved out a unique place for himself in American movies, becoming our national auteur as well as the most prolific director in the country, and creating a singular world with each film he has released since his first movie in 1969. Foster Hirsch analyzes and celebrates that world in this expert study of the themes, visual style, and acting in each of ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 26th 2001 by Da Capo Press (first published 1981)
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Seth Kenlon
Oct 19, 2012 Seth Kenlon rated it it was amazing
Two of my three film studies courses during film school were with Professor Hirsch; Wide-Screen Cinema and Film Noir. We watched Manhattan in the former, and so when I found out that he'd written a book on Woody Allen, I eagerly purchased and read it. What can I say? Professor Hirsch is a master at film analysis and critique. The man sold me all kinds of movies that I never imagined I'd watch, much less learn to love. But Woody Allen films are already movies I love, so this book is just a ...more
Peggy
Apr 18, 2016 Peggy rated it it was amazing
If you are an Allen afficionado and can't get enough of his earlier work, this book is a must-have addition to your collection. Wonderful insights and snippets into the early maistro, the MAN, the one and only WOODY ALLEN.
Robyn
Sep 01, 2010 Robyn rated it did not like it
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A good reminder of which Woody films I need to see/revisit, but overall trite and poorly written criticism.
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