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Café Society, the upcoming film written and directed by Woody Allen, will open in the US on 15th July, and publicity is about to ramp up. In a new cover feature for Hamptons magazine, one of the film’s stars Blake Lively discussed working on the upcoming film, and her feelings on working with Allen. Lively […]

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UK Blu-Ray distributor Arrow have announced the release of a new Woody Allen box set. The first box covers six of Allen’s films from the 70s. More excitingly, it is the first of many box sets to come. The first box is called Woody Allen: Six Films 1971-1978. It covers Allen’s 2nd film to 7th. […]

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A new Woody Allen film, Café Society, is hitting cinemas this year but he’s already moving on to his next. We haven’t heard much both his 2017 film, but Variety are now reporting the first actor in talks – Kate Winslet. Winslet came close to working with Allen ten years ago. She was cast for […]

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5 Films (And A TV Show)… A new series where we recommend films referenced, inspired, influenced or generally like a certain Woody Allen film, from his first to his latest. All picks are subjective – let the arguments begin! Allen takes us back to another era of entertainment, comedy and music with Broadway Danny Rose. […]

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We’re on holiday, so we are updating bits and pieces when we can. So this is a quick update on UK and Italian release dates for Café Society, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen. The UK release, previously announced for September, is confirmed to be 2nd September. Italy will release the film […]

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Our first video essay! How well do you know Take The Money And Run? We have been working our way back through Woody Allen’s entire filmography, and we are hoping to add more information and resources to his amazing body of work. Part 1 is our ebook, The Watcher’s Guide Vol. 1, covering Allen’s first […]

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News Bits! Our usually twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. This is the 91st edition! Here’s one for all of May. Susan E Morse was Woody Allen’s editor from 1979’s Manhattan til 1998’s Celebrity. She recently gave a talk about her career. She discussed the making of Zelig and working […]

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We got another big dump of new images for Café Society, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen. The new images include some that takes us behind the scenes. We start with another batch of stills from the film. They feature stars Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Tony Sirico and Kristen Stewart. A few from […]

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Music Of Woody Allen Films – an irregular feature about the musical compositions that have helped to make Allen’s films sing. Woody Allen had made a deal to make a film in Spain, but had yet to settle on what to do for the soundtrack. It wasn’t right to go back to Allen’s usual go-to […]

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Whenever Woody Allen goes back to the Jazz age, you can pretty much rely on a killer soundtrack. It seems Café Society is no exception, with music playing a huge role in the film. We now have track listing details and release dates. No album cover yet, but we can assume it’s the square version […]

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2016 is shaping up to be another typically busy year for Woody Allen. With a new film, Café Society, out this year, and production about to start on another. He has a 2016 Amazon series to deliver before the year is out and a new opera DVD. So why not add more jazz shows as […]

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Café Society, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen, is out now in France and set for a limited US release on 15th July. More details continue to roll in for other countries. We now have details of Spain and another special screening in the US. Spain is a country that loves Allen’s […]

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Along with 46 films, 4 book collections, 3 comedy albums and whatever else, Woody Allen has in recent years added an opera to his resumé. He was invited in 2008 to direct a production of Gianni Schicchi, an opera by Giacomo Puccini, in Spain. The production was revived in 2015 in Los Angeles, starring Placido […]

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Café Society is the new film written and directed by Woody Allen. It is out now in France, and will start its US theatrical run on 15th July. We have lots of new images from the new film from various sources. A new dump of publicity images, fashion photos from Chanel and critics responses from […]

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5 Films (And A TV Show)… A new series where we recommend films referenced, inspired, influenced or generally like a certain Woody Allen film, from his first to his latest. All picks are subjective – let the arguments begin! Zelig was when Allen perfected the mockumentary style that he attempted with his very first film […]

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Café Society, the newest film written and directed by Woody Allen, is currently doing the festival circuit ahead of its US release. Having played at the Cannes Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival, it has now been announced for another. Café Society will close out the Moscow Film Festival. The festival runs from […]

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Four! Who’d have thought. It’s been a lot of fun running this website. What started as a little project to learn a little more about websites became a thing that four years later still exists. This really shouldn’t have gotten past the talking-about-it-at-a-pub stage. This is still a one man show. Every word in this […]

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It’s been a week since Café Society opened in France and at the Cannes Film Festival. We now have a box office update from there, as well as a settled score on various critic sites now that the film is out. So far, the film has earned $2,272,516 (in France and French speaking Switzerland). It […]

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On the eve of our fourth birthday, I am very happy to announce that The Woody Allen Pages have a book (well, ebook)! It will hopefully be the first of many volumes, and unlike any other Woody Allen book. It is called The Watcher’s Guides Volume 1. You can buy the book on Amazon US, […]

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Café Society, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen, is out right now – if you live in France. This week we also got our first details of release dates in three other countries – Australia, UK and Russia. eOne Australia, Allen’s Australian distributor for many years, confirmed in a newsletter that the […]

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Hannah And Her Sisters, the acclaimed 1986 film written and directed by Woody Allen, was given the live read treatment. Directed by Olivia Wilde, she assembled an amazing cast – Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Justin Long, Maya Rudolph, Salmon Rushdie, Michael Sheen, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman and Wilde herself. Musical accompaniment was supplied by Questlove, […]

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Woody Allen’s work continues. In amongst all the chatter at the Cannes Film Festival, there were some murmurings of what Allen would do next. Putting it all together, we can determine that Allen will indeed make a new, 2017 film this summer, that he will make it in New York, and it will be a […]

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Woody Allen and his cast for Café Society has generated a lot of press in the last several days (to say the least) at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Here’s a big wrap of various videos, links and photos – there’s so much of it, it is frankly hard to keep up. Blake Lively and […]

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Hannah And Her Sisters, the 1986 film written and directed by Woody Allen, is getting the live read treatment. The reading will be directed by Olivia Wilde, who has been announcing the cast on her Twitter feed (@oliviawilde). There’s lots of familiar faces to Allen’s filmography. In the role of Holly, originated by Dianne Wiest, […]

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Café Society has kicked off the 69th Cannes Film Festival. The official Cannes YouTube channel has now put up videos of Allen and the stars in interviews, photocalls and the press conference. You can watch it all right now. Allen’s at Cannes with Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Corey Stoll. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro also […]