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Woody Allen, Dickens in Our Day
Transcript of Woody Allen, Dickens in Our Day
Dickens in Our Day By Ariana Gladstone mod 1
2012 Woody Allen's Beliefs on Power
~Power can destroy lives, even the power of love
~He is against centralized power Woody Allen's Belief on Justice
~Justice does not exist, not even divine justice Woody Allen's Childhood ~ Born on December 1, 1935 ~ Parents: Nettie and Martin Konigsberg - Even before Woody was born they fought - At 1 year, caretakers took care of him - They didn't care about him.
- Instead of caring for Woody, they invited friends over to gossip -When his mother got home, Woody frequently would get on her nerves and would be spanked Teenager ~At 15 years, he started to write jokes for the newspaper - The newspaper didn't know who "Woody Allen" was, Woody's name hadn't changed from Allan Stewart Konigsberg.
-The newspaper also didn't know Woody was 15,
Woody just sent jokes in. ~There was not much love in his family ~Woody grow up believing he was unloved What has Happened During Woody's Life? ~World War II 1960's ~Woody started performing stand-up comedies. -He emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes. ~He started to write and direct films. Mid 1960's and Early 1970's ~He soon started to star in his films. ~The Great Depression -For example
"If my parents got a divorce it would have really saved their marriage."
-Woody Allen Fun Fact About His Films ~When he was 15 years old he started to play the clarinet and has been playing ever since. In many of his films, one hears him playing clarinet music. The Great Depression The movie Purple Rose of Cairo takes place during the Great Depression. During the Depression, there was not much people could do, so they went to the movies. Cecilia has a dreary life. She goes to the movies to escape from her everyday life. World War II Even though Woody has not made a World War II film, he alludes to abusive power, Nazism and dictatorship in many of his films. Dictatorship Woody Allen does not like centralized power and dictatorships as shown in Sleeper. Sleeper -America went bankrupt. Purple Rose of Cairo At the movie theater, Cecilia watches Purple Rose of Cairo multiple times. During the 7th time watching the movie, the movie interrupts itself and Tom Baxter, fictional character in the movie comes out of the movie. Tom and Cecilia fall in love. 200 years in the future, he helps rebels and successfully overthrows a dictatorship. But at the end of the movie, he teaches that it does not matter who's in the government, they are all terrible. Even though there are many funny scenes, he shows that governments should not control its people. Justice In the movie Love and Death Woody shows that justice does not exist. Love and Death Boris, a coward, becomes a Russian war hero.
He is executed after a failed attempt to assassinate Napoleon. After Boris gets executed the ghost of him says “If it turns out that there is a God...the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.” The Non-given Justice http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5aewXfdkhaM/T6vnhP67nBI/AAAAAAAABag/7nmhxD5F21s/s1600/purple_rose_of_cairo1.jpg
http://wf-blogs.sharecdn.com/images/gossip/2012/06/woody-allen1.jpg Websites http://www.you tube.com/watch?v=1ESK-dUKT4s