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News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. Congratulations to ‘Birdman‘ for sweeping the Academy Awards. Woody Allen, of course, did not turn up. However, there was an article this week that tried to connect ‘Birdman‘ with Woody Allen, in particular Bullets Over Broadway. The Independent has pointed […]

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One of our favourite scenes in Hannah And Her Sisters is when David (played by Sam Waterston) takes Holly (Dianne Wiest) and April (Carrie Fisher) on an architecture tour of New York City. We’ve been working hard on updating our Locations Map and found that there were a couple of places in this scene we […]

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Music Of Woody Allen Films – a new irregular feature about the musical compositions that have helped to make Allen’s films sing. Stardust Composed by Hoagy Carmichael (music) in 1927. Mitchell Parish (lyrics) in 1929. Used in Stardust Memories ‘Stardust Memories‘ – Allen’s film about a film – takes its name from the song ‘Stardust’ […]

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Irrational Man is the 2015 film written and directed by Woody Allen, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. It will be first released in the US in July 2015. With almost five months to go, we still have very little details. What we do have in this update is confirmation on a couple of international distributors, […]

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The Bullets Over Broadway Musical opened on Broadway in 2014. In 2016, it looks like it is set to tour. Based on the 1994 Allen film, we now have two more theatres adding the show – Kravis Center in Florida and Ordway Center in Minnesota. The announcements follow previously announced dates in Los Angeles and […]

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Robert Weide directed Woody Allen A Documentary in 2012, and since then has worked on a number of Allen related projects. The latest was supplying new audio interviews and liner notes to The Stand-Up Years 1964-1968 – a new collection of Allen’s 60s stand-up albums. In a new interview with the Huffington Post, he talked […]

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The Bullets Over Broadway Musical is heading to Seattle in 2016. Based on Woody Allen’s 1994 film Bullets Over Broadway, the show ran on the real Broadway in 2014. It is now set for a small run of shows as part of the KeyBank Broadway at the Paramount. The ‘Bullets Over Broadway Musical‘ will play […]

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With Scoop out on DVD for the first time in the UK, it got us looking back at the 2006 murder/comedy. Because of its strange release – it was essentially a TV movie in the UK – there was not a blitz of press. So our videos of the week collects together some ‘Scoop‘ era […]

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News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. Singer/pianist Diana Krall appeared in a Woody Allen film. Thing is, she doesn’t remember which one. She spoke to the Guardian. Talking of New York, you’re a Woody Allen fan. Have you seen him play the clarinet at the Carlyle? […]

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They Shoot Pictures Don’t They is one of the best sites on the internet. They collate almost every film list they can find, run some crazy numbers behind it, and provides some of the best Top Film Lists you can ever find. They have just updated for 2015 (their 10th edition), and Woody Allen has […]

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Magic In the Moonlight is the last film written and directed by Woody Allen, starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. We have a small update today, with a final box office analysis, one more film festival and some cool production images. ‘Magic In the Moonlight‘ has earned (at least) $36,648,537 global box office. Leading the […]

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This one missed us by. It still seems a bit weird, but it looks like Scoop, the 2006 film written and directed by Woody Allen, is out on DVD for the first time in the UK. Of course, the film that stars Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson was filmed in the UK. The DVD set […]

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A new project has just hit Kickstarter that has some great rewards for Woody Allen fans. Robert Weide, director of Woody Allen: A Documentary, has a new film project- a documentary about Kurt Vonnegut. A 30-year passion project, it has now been added to Kickstarter to get it over the line. Amongst the rewards are […]

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Love And Death, the 1975 film written and directed by Woody Allen, is out now on Blu-Ray for the first time. The release comes from Twilight Time, the Blu-Ray reissue label that has released a number of Allen films over the last two years. You can purchase the Blu-Ray now at Screen Archives. Here’s their […]

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Magic In the Moonlight, the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen, is out today for the home in the UK. It is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and video on demand. The UK edition features the UK poster art. ‘Magic…’ is already out on home media in the US and UK. Releases in France, […]

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The name of the new film written and directed by Woody Allen due out later this year has a name – and it will be Irrational Man. It is a title that has already been taken – by a famous book by William Barrett. The book’s full title is ‘Irrational Man: A Study In Existential […]

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Irrational Man is the upcoming film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. We now know exactly how upcoming as we have the US release date. We also now know the Spanish distributor. The US release date for ‘Irrational Man‘ is 24th July 2015. It will make it Allen’s […]

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Music Of Woody Allen Films – a new irregular feature about the musical compositions that have helped to make Allen’s films sing. I’m Thru With Love Composed by Fud Livingston, Matty Malneck (music) and Gus Kahn (Lyrics) in 1931 Used in Everyone Says I Love You “I’m Thru With Love” (also referred to at times […]

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The Bullets Over Broadway Musical is the first musical written by Woody Allen. Based on the 1994 film which he also directed (and co-wrote with Douglas McGrath), it closed on Broadway last year. It is now set to makes it’s Los Angeles Premiere in 2016. The production will hit Hollywood’s Pantages Theater, and play as […]

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News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. As usual, when there is big news, it’s a bit quiet in this column. Joe Franklin, the legendary talk show pioneer, has passed away. Franklin hosted the The Joe Franklin Show in New York since 1962, and started his career […]

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When it rains it pours. A big January of announcements has been capped off with details of Woody Allen’s upcoming 2015 film – including the title. The film will be called ‘Irrational Man‘. ‘Irrational Man‘ is also a philosophical book by William Barrett. Credited with introducing existentialism to the English speaking world, it ties into […]

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Briefly: Love And Death is now available to pre-order on Blu-Ray. Coming from reissue label Twilight Time, it is limited to 3000 copies, making pre-orders essential. ‘Love And Death‘ is the second Woody Allen title to come to Blu- Ray this year, with The Purple Rose of Cairo being released last week. You can pre-order at […]

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Woody Allen is set to direct an opera in LA. Called ‘Gianni Schicchi‘, it will be the second time Allen will direct the piece for stage. The original 2008 production starred Placido Domingo, who returns for this 2015 performance. Performances at Los Angeles Opera will open their 2015-16 season. It is not the first time […]

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There haven’t been many reviews for the new collection of Woody Allen’s stand-up, called The Stand-Up Years 1964-1968, but there have been some great long features about Allen’s years working the clubs in the 60s. Following on from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal have published a long review. The piece tells the […]

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A brief piece ran on the Hollywood Reporter website, clarifying the international availability of Woody Allen’s upcoming 2016 Amazon Series. In response to enquiries from markets that don’t have their Instant Video service, Amazon say they are open to licensing out the new series. Amazon Prime Instant video is only available in the US, UK […]