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Sam Girgus argues that Allen has consistently been on the cutting edge of contemporary critical and cultural consciousness. Allen continues to challenge notions of authorship, narrative, perspective, character, theme, ideology, gender and sexuality. This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that examine Allen's work since 1992. Girgus thoughtfully asserts that the scandal surrounding Allen's personal life in the early 1990s has altered his image in ways that reposition moral consciousness in his work.Read more
- Woody Allen is a popular, well known film maker, who continues to make films
- Second edition has been revised since the scandal and a number of new films
- Deals with the work of Woody Allen in a scholarly, yet accessible manner
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: November 2002
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521009294
- length: 214 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 153 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.36kg
- contains: 3 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the revised edition: the prisoner of aura: the lost world of Woody Allen
2. Reconstruction and revision in Woody Allen's films
3. Desire and narrativety in Annie Hall
4. Love in Manhattan
5. Zelig and The Purple Rose of Cairo: Allen and poststructural anxiety
6. A happy ending: Hannah and Her Sisters
7. The eyes of God: seeking justice in Crimes and Misdemeanors
8. Allen's fall: mind, morals, and meaning in Deconstructing Harry.
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