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kleinbl00  ·  1259 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Do We Do With The Art of Monstrous Men?

There's an apocryphal, unsourced statistic that 95% of the audience of any given Woody Allen film lives on Manhattan Island. At ten bucks a head and a population of 2 million people, that's a gross of $20m - literally every film except Hannah and her Sisters, Manhattan, Annie Hall and Sleeper.

And Antz. Yeah. I forgot about that, too.

Nobody watches Woody Allen films. We're all required to be aware of them because New York film critics watch Woody Allen films but the average Andrew Niccol film does fifty times the business of the average Woody Allen film and you don't even know who Andrew Niccol is.

If you didn't spend multiple years within sight of the Twin Towers, Woody Allen has nothing to say to you.

_refugee_  ·  1259 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll freely, and happily, accept this wisdom. I tried Annie Hall once, maybe even twice, at least.

tacocat  ·  1259 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I liked Midnight in Paris. It's not very Woody Allen-esque. Maybe? And he's not in it

kleinbl00  ·  1259 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Love and Death is, in my opinion, the best one. It's kind of good.

goobster  ·  1257 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Purple Rose of Cairo was mine. I still love that film. So simple, and delicate.