March News Bits 2: Gene Saks, Armando Iannucci, Noah Baumbach, Judd Apatow, Terrence Malick, Gordon Willis and more

News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. For some reason, this seems to be the Director’s Edition of News Bits. Gene Saks has passed away, at age 93. The Tony Award winning actor and director was known for his work with Neil Simon, including directing ‘The Odd […]

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Edward Herrmann 1943-2014

Edward Herrmann has passed away, after a battle with brain cancer. His amazing face and demeanour has graced many TV shows and films, and twice he worked with Woody Allen. He was 71. He will be best remembered for his roles in the ‘Gilmore Girls‘, ‘The Lost Boys‘ and much more. Variety has an obit. […]

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Robin Williams 1951-2014

Robin Williams has died. He was found dead in his home. He was 63. Williams career spanned decades, from TV to a series of blockbuster films, from acclaimed dramas to his timeless comic talents. He appeared in one Woody Allen film, playing the iconic out-of-focus man in Deconstructing Harry. Where do we start with his […]

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Paul Mazursky 1930 – 2014

Writer, director and actor Paul Mazursky has passed away, aged 84. He has directed 18 films and been nominated for three Oscars. He is also one of a handful of directors to direct Woody Allen – in Scenes From A Mall. Mazursky has had a long career starting in the 60s with the acclaimed ‘Bob […]

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Jun News Bits 1: Anna Berger, David Krumholtz, Melissa McCarthy, Billy Graham, Oviedo Statue and more

News bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web.   Anna Berger has died, aged 91. Her 60 year acting career included plenty of great films (such as the ‘Taking Of Pehlam One Two Three‘) and TV shows (‘The Sopranos‘), including one Woody Allen credit – Crimes And Misdemeanors. You […]

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May News Bits 2: Arthur Gelb, Daris Khondji, Sony Pictures Classics, Mr Sloane, Ashley Benson, Village Voice and more

News bits! Our twice monthly round-up of Allen bits from around the world (wide web). Arthur Gelb has passed away. He was a longtime critic and editor at The New York Times. He was the first to cover many future superstars, from Lenny Bruce, Barbara Streisand and Woody Allen. The New York Times has a […]

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RIP Gordon Willis, Woody Allen 70s Cinematographer

Sad news for film fans, and those who love Woody Allen’s work. Gordon Willis, the legendary cinematographer who created the look for Woody Allen’s most iconic films, has passed away. He was 82. Variety has confirmed the report. Willis was the cinematographer for Allen’s legendary late 70s and early 80s films. He started work with […]

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March News Bits 1: James Rebhorn, Wendy Girard, Scarlett Johansson, Liam Neeson, Marshall McLuhan and More

News bits – usually a twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. However, we have a whole month wrap up this time around. James Rebhorn has died, aged 65. His decades long career includes ‘Homeland‘, ‘Independence Day‘ and one Woody Allen film, Shadows And Fog. We liked him a lot […]

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Peter O’Toole 1932-2013

We wanted to pay our respects to Peter O’Toole who passed away today. He was a movie star in the movie star era. Looking at the array of photos in stories about him, he never stopped looking like a movie star. O’Toole, of course, worked with Woody Allen on What’s New, Pussycat? in 1965. It […]

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R.I.P. Marvin Hamlisch and Judith Crist

This week brought sad news of the passing of two people who had a crucial effect on Woody Allen’s early career. Marvin Hamlisch 1944-2012 Marvin Hamlisch has had a long career and a composer, mainly in films. He has written songs that everyone knows. He is most famous for the song ‘The Way We Were‘, […]

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