Woody is a pretty remarkable man, a cultural figure who has been in the public eye since the early 1960s, and a man who has written and directed over forty films. There are obviously quite a few duds in that number but there are also, in my opinion, 3 or 4 great movies, and many, many good ones. The fact that one of my favorite films of his--the beautiful Midnight in Paris--came out this year is remarkable. You can never count him out.
One thing I took away from the documentary is the way in which he seems to never look back. The day he finishes final edits on his current project is the day he begins writing his next film. He doesn't read any reviews, and seems to have only a passing notion of which of his films are revered and which are not. He simply gets to work on his next project, trying to make the best film he can.
|Allen directing his next film, Nero Fiddled|