Edited by way of well known Allen specialists, A spouse to Woody Allen provides a suite of 26 unique essays at the director’s motion pictures. Contributions provide a couple of divergent severe views whereas increasing the contexts within which his paintings is understood.
• A well timed better half through the authors of 2 of an important books on Allen to date
• Illuminates the flicks of Woody Allen from a couple of divergent severe perspectives
• Explores the contexts within which his paintings may be understood
• Assesses Allen’s impressive filmmaking profession from its early beginnings and investigates the conflicts and contradictions that suffuse it
• Discusses Allen’s popularity as an international cinematic determine
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