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Woody Allen: A Documentary

Oh how hard it seems to be, to make film biographies. Is the filmmaker really that much dependent on the interviewee? In this film, Woody Allen‘s career is presented quite closely. All films are not included, but that’s hardly possible – the guy has made almost fifty films – but it’s interesting to see how his films reflect his life and his thoughts. But we still know almost nothing about him as a person. It would be interesting to know more how it is that he’s so productive – he is said to have written fifty stage jokes a day when he was sixteen – or why he married his former wife’s adopted daughter. All personal stuff is avoided very carefully. And you realize that his movies will tell you more about him – literally – than any interview ever will.

Oh vad svårt det verkar vara med filmbiografier. Sitter filmaren verkligen så mycket i knäet på intervjuobjektet? I den här filmen redovisas Woody Allens karriär mycket noggrant. Alla filmer tas inte upp, men det skulle knappast gå heller – killen har ju gjort nästan femtio filmer – men det är ändå intressant hur hans filmer speglar hans liv och hans funderingar. Ändå vet vi fortfarande nästan inget om honom som person. Det skulle ju vara intressant att undersöka hur det kommer sig att han är så produktiv – han lär ha skrivit femtio showskämt om dagen när han var sexton – eller varför han gift sig med sin förra frus adoptivdotter. Allt personligt undviks mycket noga. Och man förstår att hans filmer berättar mer om honom – bokstavligen – än någon intervju någonsin kommer göra.

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