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Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: ‘A Companion to Woody Allen’

One new release in books this week is A Companion to Woody Allen, the latest of the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Film Directors series. The book costs a whopping $164.00, meaning this is not the companion for the casual Woody Allen [...]

By Jenny Nelson

Mickey Rose, Woody Allen’s Original Writing Partner, Dies at 77

Comedy writer Mickey Rose passed away Sunday from cancer at the age of 77, The LA Times reports. Rose is best known for co-writing Woody Allen's first three movies with Allen: What's Up, Tiger Lily?, Take the Money and Run, and Bananas. Allen [...]

By Bradford Evans

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: A Lot of Woody Allen Movies Are on Sale

Among Amazon's thousands of DVDs for sale, a lot of the discs have marked down prices for a certain amount of time for no reason in particular. Why not take advantage of this? A whole bunch of Woody Allen's best comedies, for instance, are for [...]

By Jenny Nelson

Woody Allen’s Next Movie Is Called ‘Blue Jasmine’

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Woody Allen's new movie, which was filmed in New York last year, and the studio announced the official title and plot for the movie today. Called Blue Jasmine, this is the first film Allen has made in New [...]

By Bradford Evans

Groucho Marx’s Funny Apology Letter to Woody Allen

After meeting in 1961, Woody Allen and Groucho Marx became fast friends, despite their 45-year age difference. Letters of Note has a letter Groucho wrote Woody in 1967, apologizing for being out of contact for a while and it's SO great. It [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Whatever Works: Why Larry David Is Not The New Woody Allen

As two neurotic, kvetchy comedy legends with strong ties to absurdism, Larry David and Woody Allen have a lot in common to the untrained eye. But you don’t really believe that do you? You do? Then come closer, friend. Come enter my apartment [...]

By Michael Gillis

The Lost Roles of Chris Rock

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart [...]

By Bradford Evans

Looking at ‘Woody Allen Looks at 1967’

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, [...]

By Ramsey Ess

Woody Allen on Why He’s Been Casting Woody Allen A Lot Less

"For years I played the romantic lead and then I couldn’t play it anymore because I got too old. It’s just no fun not playing the guy who gets the girl. You can imagine how frustrating it is when I do these movies with Scarlett Johansson and [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Louis C.K. On Auditioning for/Geeking out over Woody Allen

Lets add "answering interview questions" to the ever growing list of things Louis C.K. is amazing at. Today, A.V. Club posted a must read interview with with C.K. that thoroughly covers his work ethic, taking on The Man, and not doing a buddy [...]

By Jesse David Fox