- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
David KampAllen is a big Orson Welles fan—he tells Lax he considers "Citizen Kane" the greatest American film ever made—and Conversations with Woody Allen is essentially the Woodman's chance to do his version of This Is Orson Welles, a magnificent book (published in 1992) that collected years of talk between the orotund "Kane" auteur and his interlocutor-protege, Peter Bogdanovich. Lax is well positioned to play the Bogdanovich role: he first met Allen in 1971, when he interviewed the then fledgling director for an abortive New York Times Magazine profile, and has since spent a significant chunk of his adulthood in Allen's company, sometimes on set, sometimes in the intimacy of his subject's screening room or apartment. Conversations reveals, happily, an Allen who's game to range freely over his oeuvre.
—The New York Times