Woody Allen : an intellectual and an incurable romantic
Woody Allen called the great intellectual and connoisseur of literature, although he studied at the school rather badly. It is recognized as one of the greatest contemporary directors,but he never finished the cinematic University. The director does not understand why everyone thinks it so clever. But the reason is, and she lies, of course, in his work. Movies Allen, containing elements of satire and the absurd and full of wit and philosophical reasoning, so unusual and original ,critics regard them as a separate genre - intellectual comedy.
Childhood and youth
Woody Allen (Allen Stewart Konigsberg) was born in New York on December 1, 1935, to a Jewish family. His mother, Nettie was an accountant, and Martin `s father was engaged in jewelry business.
As a child, Allen went to a Jewish school, and then went to a regular school in Midwood. After graduating from high school, he did not know what to do, so I started to write jokes for small newspapers that signed the pseudonym of Woody Allen. All that interested him at this time - it is literature and cinema.
Allen enrolled in courses of cinematography in New York University, but after not passing a few examinations, was expelled from there. Then some time visiting the New York City College. Despite the fact that learning from the future director did not develop, he was actively engaged in self-education. Allen read a lot of American and European authors, but he particularly liked the Russian literature. One of the most beloved writers, Dostoevsky became director.
Carier startWoody Allen started out as a writer and comedian. He got to the comedian Herbert Schreiner, who wrote the script for. Since 1954, Allen began to write for the popular television Hour Sizara` ` ` Ed Shaw Sallivana`, ` Evening shou` and others.
In 1966, at the Broadway premiere of his play ` Do not drink the vodu` ,which made the young writer, one of the best Broadway playwrights withstand 598 submissions. Another hit was the play Allen ` Play it again, Sem`, which has been shown 453 times.
Woody Allen`s debut in film was the tape ` What`s New Pussycat? ` (1965) , although the director does not consider it his first job. This film, as well as several otherIt was created in collaboration with producer Charles Feldman, who was trying to control the process and constantly make adjustments. Allen was unhappy with his first film, so I decided to work alone, without the participation of the producers.
The first attempt was a picture ` Take the Money and begi` (1969) , then went Banany` films ` ` Spyaschiy`, ` Allyou wanted to know about sex but were afraid to sprosit`, ` Love and smert`. All of the early pictures of the director - a comedy, which were based on the ingenious jokes, rude farce and endless witticisms. The greatest impact on Allen`s early work had comedians Humphrey Bogart, Bob Hope and the Marx Brothers. Woody Allen starred in all his early work, as well as the most recent.
Cardinal twist in the works of Woody Allen came with the release of the 1978 romantic comedy ` Annie Holl`, which was more dramatic and sophisticated humor. The film received four ` Oskara`, which was unusual for a comedy ,and starred Diane Keaton was nominated as the ` Best aktrisa`. The film not only had an enormous impact on the film, setting a new standard for a romantic comedy, but also gave rise to a fashion trend, based on the clothing, which is worn on Keaton screen. Among women in vogue eccentric men`s clothing, for example ,cardigans and ties. The painting is considered one of the best in the work of Allen and ranked fourth in the list of ` 100 Best komediy`.
In 1979 he published a black and white ribbon ` Manhetten`, in which the director paid tribute to his beloved New York. The film city is the same character as the other characters : writers, scientists, musicians. Perhaps this is the most thrilling film of the author, personal work of Woody Allen.
In 80-90s Allen departed from the typical comedies, removing several dramatic works. In the film ` Memories of the Star pyli`, ` ` Sentyabr` Interery` and was influenced by such directors as Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman. Picture ` Hannah and Her sestry` ,received three awards ` Oscar `, it has similarities with the play ` The three of Chekhov sestry` and ` Crimes and prostupki` - from Dostoevsky `s novel Crime and ` nakazanie`.
One of the most remarkable works of the director at that time was the picture of ` Purple Rose Kaira` that ` Time` magazine named one of the 100 best pictures of all time. The director also considers it one of his best works.
Return popularity and recent work
In the early 2000s, Woody Allen made several unsuccessful works and criticism have decided that the best years are already behind the director. However, in 2005 there was a film ` Match poynt`, who became one of the most successful films in Allen`s career.Despite the apparent samopovtor (the story is very similar to the ` Crime and prostupki`) , the picture was a great success and was nominated for` Oscar ` in several categories.
Popularity has returned to Woody Allen. At that time the director was already over 70, but he traveled to Europe, removing every year in one film. So a series of European works of Allen, in which he sang to cities such as London (` Match poynt` and` Sensatsiya`) , Barcelona (Vicky Cristina ` Barselona`) , Paris (` Midnight in Parizhe`) , Rome (` Roman priklyucheniya`) . The film received positive reviews and was nominated for several prestigious film awards.
Woody Allen is about to turn 80 years old,and he continues to make films, delighting their fans. In addition, he has toured around the world with his jazz band ` New Jazz Orlinz Bend`. Directed to the youth interested in jazz and plays the clarinet.
In life, Woody Allen had a lot of women, but the most famous were his romance with actress Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow ,who had a great influence on his work. Now the director is married to Soon- and Previn, with whom adopted and has two girls - Menzi and Binche. Also, Allen has a native son Ronan Seamus from actress Mia Farrow.
In 2014, Woody Allen will be handed an honorary Golden globus` ` for his contribution to world cinema, but it is, of course ,He will not come, it does not come for any one of his reward. All his statues, which were sent by mail to the director, he gave his parents. His modesty, hard work and enormous energy simply amazing. In one of his last interviews Woody Allen said that in front of a lot of work, because it is not yet told the world.