I was quite elated to learn that Woody Allen would be the subject of a two part 4-hour documentary for American Masters on PBS. It really put his career in perspective for me. I would say I’m a little fan, or maybe a big fanatic when it comes to his work. I’ve seen most (almost all) of his films, read his short stories (If the Impressionists had been Dentists is one of my favorites), have one of his stand-up comedy records, and even named my beta fish Woody after him and a guthrie by the same name. Somehow I’ve never contemplated his work in the context of history so this documentary revealed to me his linear progression and how his work was viewed by the public at the time of it’s release. He still uses the same typewriter that he’s had forever! Pretty special. You can watch both part 1 and 2 at pbs.org. Here’s a peak and a link to part 1!




About Soup and the Clouds

I treasure the small adventures in life. Such as, listening to records, making jam from farmer's market produce, seeing new sites, eating the best tomato I've ever had, reading a good book, watching a film, appreciating a good font, going for a long bike ride or walking down a street I've never walked on before. The list goes on.

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