The latest in our video series – our 30th! – is about Woody Allen’s successful 2000 film, Small Time Crooks. A crowd pleasing comedy packed with one liners, it is one of Allen’s most successful;, if lighthearted, films. It’s one of our personal favourites.
In our video we look at the films Allen starred in, also in 2000. We look at:
1. Allen starred in Picking Up The Pieces, a pretty terrible horror comedy.
2. Allen also had a small cameo in Company Man.
3. Allen also appeared in a series of commercials for Telecom.
4. His first under a new deal with Dreamworks.
5. The box office success.
6. Tracey Ullman.
7. Plot similarities with 1942’s Larceny Inc, starring Edward G Robinson.
8. Elaine May.
9. Hugh Grant.
10. And, the Cookie Shop.
The video is part of our series which is on our YouTube channel. Only another 20 or so to go! But that makes 300 bits of Woody Allen trivia over 30 videos. You can watch all of them here.
A lot of it comes from research done for our book – The Woody Allen Watcher’s Guide. You can get both volumes on Amazon. We are working on volume 3 which will be out before the end of the year.