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Julian Fox

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87951-692-5
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As obsessively detailed, well-observed and funny as a Woody Allen movie: the controversial life and inimitable work of America's ultimate auteur filmmaker.

Woody Allen remains a maverick within the American film industry; while other directors have sold out to Hollywood, he continues pursuing his vision, creating one of the most individual and exciting bodies work in American cinema. France has Truffaut, Italy has Fellini, Spain has Almodovar-America has Allen.

Other books have been written about Woody Allen; none has yet managed to interpret him. This is the task Julian Fox sets for himself and succeeds at resoundingly, writing eruditely about the films and setting forth the broad influences of the Woody Allen style-everything from Chekhov to Bergman to Martha Graham. Woody: Movies From Manhattan follows Woody Allen's idiosyncratic progress from the early anarchic satires like What's Up Tiger Lily and Casino Royale to the astounding run of hits in the 70s and 80s (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and her Sisters, Crimes and Misdemeanors) through the 90s and such diverse projects such as Husbands and Wives, Bullets Over Broadway and Mighty Aphrodite, revealing what makes Woody Allen-hip, urban, neurotic successor to Chapman, Keaton and the Marx Brothers-our most exciting, original filmmaker.

A full filmography, chronologically arranged with plot synopses, credits, review and production detail with notes on awards, grosses, budgets and locations, and the most complete selection of photographs and stills ever assembled-completes the book.

Julian Fox is a film journalist and has contributed to Films and Filming, Films, The Movie and other magazines. An actor and scriptwriter, he has written for radio and television.

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