RARA-AVIS: Re: Woody Allen OT

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 23 Feb 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "blumenidiot" <blumenidiot@...> wrote:
> ---jacquesdebierue@> wrote:
> > He's almost become a European film maker now. Certainly the
> > financing of
> > > late has come from the UK and, latterly, Spain.
> > >
> He has become a European director because he can't get financing in the
> US. I have seen almost all his movies. I continued even though I came
> to realize his Manhattan is almost a nonfiction account of his future
> life. His movies used to at least break even in the US. With the
> political climate so prudish for the last ten years his movies don't
> make money here.

Do you think prudishness is the reason why some Allen films don't appeal to US audiences? I find that hard to believe. And I thought Joffe was still on board... I may be wrong on that. My take on Allen is that he has distilled his themes considerably, that the scripts are almost uniformly terrific, and that the stylized world of Allen makes fewer and fewer concessions to the taste of the general US public. If
 you put aside some of the irony, his films have become deeply pessimistic. That's my explanation, anyway.



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