The Films of Woody Allen / Edition 2

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Overview

The Films of Woody Allen is the first full-length work to examine the director as a serious filmmaker and artist. Sam Girgus argues that Allen has consistently been on the cutting edge of contemporary critical and cultural consciousness, challenging our notions of authorship, narrative, perspective, character, theme, ideology, gender, and sexuality. This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that examine Allen's work since 1992. Girgus argues that the scandal surrounding Allen's personal life in the early 1990s has altered his image in ways that reposition moral consciousness in his work. The union between Allen's public and private selves that created a special aura about him remains intact despite the director's concerted efforts to separate his private life from his screen image. Allen now assumes a postmodern moral relativism and sensual realism that differ profoundly from the moral sensibility of his earlier work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521810913
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Film Classics Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Second Edition - The Prisoner of Aura: The Lost World of Woody Allen 1
1 Reconstruction and Revision in Woody Allen's Films 20
2 Desire and Narrativity in Annie Hall 44
3 Manhattan 62
4 The Purple Rose of Cairo - Poststructural Anxiety Comes to New Jersey 89
5 Hannah and Her Sisters 108
6 The Eyes of God 129
Conclusion to the Second Edition - Allen's Fall: Mind, Morals, and Meaning in Deconstructing Harry 148
Filmography 175
Selected bibliography 193
Index 197
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2003

    Beware of The Title

    Don't be fooled by the title. This book lacked much of what I wanted to know about Woody Allen's films. I wanted referential information and facts about each film. Girgus just gave a tirade of his opinions. I'm no expert, but I can form opinions for myself. What I wanted was a information on the films, and I didn't find it in this book.

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