Tributes are pouring in for Barry Norman, the much loved and respected British film critic and TV host, who passed away. Norman was a mainstay on British TV for many decades, and a big fan if Allen’s.
Our video of the week is a full episode of Norman’s show – Film 95 – devoted to Allen. At the time, he was riding high on the acclaimed Bullets Over Broadway. It was also a couple of years on from his bitter separation from Mia Farrow.
There’s a nice bit where he speaks effusively about Jim Broadbent (and Mike Leigh). As usual, Allen is happy to give Hannah And Her Sisters a kick.
Barry Norman was a great film critic, and influenced a generation of British film fans. There’s a nice obit in the Guardian.