|After making a series of comedies and dramas (Interiors,
Manhattan, Stardust Memories A Midsummer Night's Sex
Comedy), 1986 brought along with it the return of Woody Allen to
previously visited territory. Following the likes of Annie
Hall and Manhattan,
Woody wrote and directed Hannah
and her Sisters, which once again received Academy Award praise.
Although Woody had been in the filmmaking industry for 20 years,
this was a film of many firsts for him. This was the first film in
which Woody worked with photographer Carlo Di Palma, in which he has
collaborated with many times since. It was also the first film where
Allen created a collective portrait of a group of people rather than
focusing on one main character.
Over the last 10 years Woody has continued to write
and direct well-known films such as Crimes
and Misdemeanors, Bullets
Harry. Woody’s latest film (his 32nd feature), Small Time Crooks, is in theaters now.
As usual, not much is known about the film other than it takes place
in Manhattan and marks the long awaited return of Allen to slapstick
comedy. It is the last film Woody Allen will work on with long-time
production partner Jean Doumanian, DreamWorks SKG has now signed
Allen to a 3-picture deal. With this in mind, Woody Allen fans can
be assured that there is so much more to come from this genius.