The Films of Woody Allen

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 18, 2002 - Performing Arts - 200 pages
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The Films of Woody Allen is the first full-length work to examine the director as a serious filmmaker and artist. Sam Girgus argues that Allen has consistently been on the cutting edge of contemporary critical and cultural consciousness, challenging our notions of authorship, narrative, perspective, character, theme, ideology, gender and sexuality. This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that examine Allen's work since 1992. Girgus argues that the scandal surrounding Allen's personal life in the early 1990s has altered his image in ways that reposition moral consciousness in his work.
 

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The critical attempt of the author doesn't raise up to Woody's depth and tallent. Read full review

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A book of undeniable value and interesting insight; however, I found that getting through a single chapter required an awful lot of patience and Girgus had a particularly irritating way of getting his ... Read full review

Contents

Reconstruction and Revision in Woody Allens Films
20
Desire and Narrativity in Annie Hall
44
Manhattan
62
The Purple Rose of Cairo Poststructural Anxiety Comes
89
Hannah and Her Sisters
108
The Eyes of God
129
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Sam B. Girgus is Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of many books.

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