Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
flattop BS: Fund the Movie Hollywood Afraid to Make (56* d) RE: BS: Fund the Movie Hollywood Afraid to Make 04 Apr 04


Woody Allen made some great movies and some stinkers. I doubt he would call himself Hollywood. He'd probably rather be associated with Gogol, Pasternak and Dostoevsky.

His great movies have action and conflict. One of his best, Bullets Over Broadway, mixed musical theatre with mob murder. In the end, they shot the woman who couldn't act - and rightly so because she was destroying real art. Even in his mediocre movies, they killed the woman, like his movie where the girlfriend became terribly annoying - I can't remember the title.

Other movies, like Love and Death, he has all the tension of the Napoleonic Wars, but, not being Hollywood, Allen couldn't afford thousands of extras. So he slyly covered up with philosophical angst, almost like he was having mudcat moments.

Allen's conflict and tension wasn't often superfluous fury. It was more like the slow terror in Chekov's Cherry Orchard where the family falls into ruin as the sisters slowly grow facial hair.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.