Douglas McGrath 1958-2022

Douglas McGrath, who frequently collaborated with Woody Allen and was an acclaimed writer, has died. He was 64. The news was broken by the accounts for Everything Is Fine, a play on Broadway that McGrath wrote and starred in, directed by John Lithgow. McGrath’s career really started when he wrote for Saturday Night Live in […]

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Woody Allen’s 50th Film In Paris Adds Cast: Niels Schneider, Lou de Laage, Melvil Poupaud, Elsa Zylberstein

Woody Allen’s latest film is starting to take shape. Allen is currently in Paris locking down the details and casting is top of the agenda. Following yesterday’s rumour of Valerie Lemercier leading the film, we now have more cast to add. Variety, an often hateful and divisive publication, had the exclusive, but let’s not give […]

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Season 2 Q&A Episode

Welcome to the final episode of this season of the Woody Allen Pages podcast. I’m ending with a wrap up of your thoughts and comments, and some questions, and some things about what next. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy a […]

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Special 2 – Woody Allen and the Camera

Allen’s use of the camera has led to many cinematic highs. His insistent use of black and white, to his experiments in mockumentary, to breaking all the rules with haphazard editing to just film after film of gorgeous shots, Allen has made a career of incredible camera work. Welcome to the Woody Allen Pages podcast. […]

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Episode 20 – Rifkin’s Festival (2020)

Rifkin’s Festival is the 49th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2020. Wallace Shawn stars as Mort Rifkin, a film teacher who accompanies his wife, Sue, played by Gina Gershon, to the San Sebastián Film Festival. During the festival, Mort has strange dreams that seem oddly familiar, and realises he has […]

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Episode 19 – Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Mighty Aphrodite is the 25th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1995. Woody Allen stars as Lenny Weinrib. Together with his wife Amanda, played by Helena Bonham Carter, the two adopt a child who turns out to be especially gifted. When Lenny gets obsessed by his son’s genetic heritage, he tracks […]

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Episode 18 – The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion is the 31st film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2001.  Woody Allen stars as CW Briggs. An insurance investigator whose workplace rival is Betty Anne Fitzgerald played by Helen Hunt. Both come under the spell of a hypnotist named Voltan, and find they themselves chasing […]

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Woody Allen’s new book, ZERO GRAVITY, is out now

Woody Allen has a new book out. It’s called Zero Gravity and is released on 7 June in the US and Italy. It is his fifth collection of humorous writings, his first since 2007’s Mere Anarchy. It follows in the footsteps of classics like Side Effects, Without Feathers and Getting Even. Allen’s collection of humorous […]

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Episode 17 – Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan is the 8th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1979. Woody Allen stars as Isaac Davis, and we follow him as he romanticises the hell out of New York City, falling in love, and dealing with the poetry of every day life. His story is divided by several women and […]

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Episode 16 – Shadows And Fog (1991)

Shadows And Fog is the 20th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released 1991. Woody Allen stars as Max Kleinman, returning to being the sole lead for the first time since Broadway Danny Rose in 1984. He lives in a town that resembles old German expressionist films by directors such as Fritz Lang. […]

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Episode 15 – Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Jasmine is the 43rd film written and directed by Woody Allen. Cate Blanchett stars as the titular Jasmine – a well-to-do woman who finds herself broke. Her financial criminal husband, played by Alec Baldwin, is no longer in the picture, so she moves in with her working class sister Ginger, played by Sally Hawkins. […]

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Episode 14 – The Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985)

The Purple Rose of Cairo is the 13th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1985. This film holds a special place in Woody Allen’s filmography. It is Woody Allen’s own favourite of his films, whilst he consistently rags on just about every other one he’s ever made. Even now, he claims […]

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