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  •  It takes a humble man to make a fart joke (2+ / 0-)
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    and laugh about his twenty-something Asian girlfriend in the same sentence.

    Is Spike Lee around anywhere?

    Anyways, I wanna recommend everyone see Dirty Wars.

    If that doesn't win Best Doc at this year's Oscars I will be livid.

    -9.50/-7.59 - "Why are the missiles called peace-keepers when they're aimed to kill?" -Tracy Chapman

    by Situational Lefty on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 10:42:53 PM PST

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    •  that "asian girlfriend" WAS his adopted daughter (4+ / 0-)

      - you know, the one mia adopted and they raised from a small child.

      the man is a creep, an effin' pedophile.  he started the affair (or so he claims) when she was 17-18 - he should be in prison.  period.

      humility?  not hardly.

      sorry, but i loathe that bastard.

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 12:20:24 AM PST

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      •  To be accurate she was not his adopted daughter (7+ / 0-)

        She was Mia's adopted daughter. You could say she was the adopter sister of his daughter, maybe. They did live in a situation in which he had a strange, fatherly role.

        I agree that he and his behavior are utterly distasteful and he has certainly been accused of criminal acts.

        But to be accurate she was never legally his daughter.

        •  True. He and Mia Farrow never married (0+ / 0-)

          and Soon-Yi was never his adopted daughter. It was still pretty unsettling though; she was, after all, legally Woody's son's sister.

          They've been together since she was about 19 ('91-'92?) and married since 1997 and have two adopted children of their own. So who knows? {shrug}

          “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ― Carl Sagan UID 62713

          by tigerdog on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 11:08:28 AM PST

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      •  i've been corrected: since he was not married to (0+ / 0-)

        farrow, he was the man in the relationship with the adopted child's MOTHER.  that does not excuse him!

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 08:10:48 PM PST

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        •  My Compliments (0+ / 0-)
          i've been corrected
          Huge step forward.

          You hate Woody Allen because of what you FEEL about him.

          I respect your feeling; I think there is validity there; I even share it to some extent. At the very least I have an uneasiness about him, despite how much I like many of his films and performances.

          The only problem I have had with this diary & comments is the misstatements of facts. There is truth, and there is accuracy of reporting; different things. I don't have any quarrel with you expressing your perception of the truth, but I have an intense and sometimes out of proportion reverence for factual reporting.


          •  thank you for acknowledging my disdain for (1+ / 0-)
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            my memory of specifics may be hazy - but the memory of the disgust of many of us in the "business" think of him.

            i will NEVER support any of his "artistic" efforts because of his "personal" behavior.  that is my right as a "consumer" and as an artist.

            he did not deserve that recognition at the golden globes, imho, because of his behavior - any more than pete rose deserves to be in the baseball hall of fame.

            behavior has consequences.

            allen skated with the help of people willing to overlook what he did.  it doesn't matter to me that they remained married (the daughter of the woman he was having an affair with and the child he watched grow up - and lusted for) - he betrayed the trust of a child and that, to me, is unforgiveable.

            one does not "train" or "groom" children to grow up and become wives/lovers.  this is no different, in my opinion, to warren jeffs and the likes of other pedophiles.

            he met soon yi as a child and cultivated that relationship.  he is a dirty old man who got away with it.

            nothing he could do or say has any interest to me - i don't get past his personal depravity.

            EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

            by edrie on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 08:39:26 PM PST

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