Edited by means of popular Allen specialists, A better half to Woody Allen offers a set of 26 unique essays at the director’s movies. Contributions supply a couple of divergent serious views whereas increasing the contexts within which his paintings is understood.
• A well timed better half through the authors of 2 of an important books on Allen to date
• Illuminates the movies of Woody Allen from a few divergent severe perspectives
• Explores the contexts during which his paintings will be understood
• Assesses Allen’s striking filmmaking profession from its early beginnings and investigates the conflicts and contradictions that suffuse it
• Discusses Allen’s acceptance as a world cinematic determine
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