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W. Allen (Taschen Movie Icons)
Woody Allen began his career writing jokes and scripts, then progressed to stand-up and acting, and finally wrote and directed his first film, "Take the Money and Run", in 1969. This was a screwball comedy that starred Allen who bumbles his way through preposterous and hilarious situations. This title presents visual biography of this star.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Taschen
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I got this book as a Kwanzaa/Ramadan gift from my sister, who would probably sooner schedule pointless elective surgery (i.e., have her earlobes removed and replaced with identitical polystyrene replicas?) than watch a Woody Allen film -- although wait a minute. She did in fact see (and halfway enjoy) Match Point, but that doesn't really count because in her selective classification system it was a Scarlett Johansson film, not a Woody Allen film. And to be fair, in many respects, Match Point was ...more
This is more or less a coffee table/photography book that gives a visual biography of Woody's career. It's mostly captions and quotes from Woody, some of which are very enlightening. At $10 this book is an absolute steal of a deal!