Another new Woody Allen interview has hit the net. He seems to be happy doing these zoom interviews in his house, following a Russian one. It’s a wonderful long conversation that runs 45 minutes and marks the occasion of the release of Allen’s autobiography Apropos Of Nothing in Brazil, which appears to have a different title there (An Autobiography). The interviewer is Pedro Bial.
Some revelations include that Allen wrote the book very quickly but kept tweaking it many times. He also talks about writing about the accusations against him.
He’s had his first COVID vaccination shot. But he still misses restaurants in New York.
There was a while when there were rumours of making a film in Rio. Allen confirms that discussions took place and he remains open to it. It doesn’t sound like he can travel there any time soon, but he remains open to the idea.
Allen also talks about a book he loves – Epitaph of a Small Winner by Machado de Assis.
He talks about The Purple Rose Of Cairo, and again talks about how the one character in all his films he feels closest to is Cecilia.
And probably most noticeably, he is very forgiving of the people at Hachette and the actors who have denounced him. He simply says they made a mistake.
The book in Brazil has a different cover (see below). You can get it from Amazon Brazil.