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  •  The work not the man? (1+ / 0-)
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    The work has to be seen in context of its time: his lead character was the "reality" version of Clark Kent, the anti-hero. The nebbish, the geek. He was a romantic lead who was not at all handsome or desirable or photogenic. He did voiceover narration, he talked to the camera.

    The movie Annie Hall was revolutionary in terms of its sexual politics as well as the style of the moviemaking. He wrote love poems to the city of New York. All the schtick on Seinfeld or Friends comes from Woody Allen's creative DNA.

    I despise the man. The work was amazing for its time. What is disturbing however is that much of his real-life ick factor is easily visible in a certain period of his films.  

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