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Description de l’éditeur
The Long-Awaited, Enormously Entertaining Memoir by One of the Great Artists of Our Time—Now a New York Times, USA Today,
Los Angeles Times, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller.
In this candid and often hilarious memoir, the celebrated director, comedian, writer, and actor offers a comprehensive, personal look at his tumultuous life. Beginning with his Brooklyn childhood and his stint as a writer for the Sid Caesar variety show in the early days of television, working alongside comedy greats, Allen tells of his difficult early days doing standup before he achieved recognition and success. With his unique storytelling pizzazz, he recounts his departure into moviemaking, with such slapstick comedies as Take the Money and Run, and revisits his entire, sixty-year-long, and enormously productive career as a writer and director, from his classics Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Annie and Her Sisters to his most recent films, including Midnight in Paris. Along the way, he discusses his marriages, his romances and famous friendships, his jazz playing, and his books and plays. We learn about his demons, his mistakes, his successes, and those he loved, worked with, and learned from in equal measure.
This is a hugely entertaining, deeply honest, rich and brilliant self-portrait of a celebrated artist who is ranked among the greatest filmmakers of our time.
The title is a misnomer
I read APROPOS OF NOTHING and found with great pleasure the colorful vocabulary and literary associations in which W Allen excels.Furthermore many, many thanks Woodie as I discovered thanks to you , Virginia Hall and quickly bought her biography : A Woman of no importance.
I read APROPOS as ebook on iPad with all the possibilities of accessing the web to check and understand better through his colorful descriptions of what’s make a witty and talented radio/theater writer then ; many of his references I didn’t know which I could check at will on the net .Very good insight at what’s creativity in movies and what’s makes a success : always a good story and if the actors are brilliant it helps !
All in all a real pleasure.
As to the way he has been framed by Mia F , and the way most of the profession has behaved in this respect is just a shameful disgrace...not to mention the New York Times which if assessing by WA assertions has lightly , sans vergogne we would say in French,emboîté le pas to the #metoo movement !, sitting pretty much on two clear cut judgments which cleared WA of child abuse ..did I say pretty ?
After all this is America and America under FBI’s J E Hoover went thru the witch hunt of McCarthyism , which victims were very much artists and actors .