Woody Allen [DVD] : a documentary / Whyaduck Productions, Rat Entertainment, Mike's Movies, and Insurgent Media in association with THIRTEEN's American Masters present ; a film by Robert B. Weide ; written, directed & produced by Robert B. Weide
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Available at Midlothian DVD (DVD WOO)
2 videodiscs (195 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo.
Woody Allen, Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Penelope Cruz, John Cusack, Larry David, Seth Green, Mariel Hemingway, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Martin Landau, Louise Lasser, Sean Penn, Tony Roberts, Chris Rock, Mira Sorvino, Naomi Watts, Dianne Wiest, Owen Wilson, Marshall Brickman, Mickey Rose, Doug McGrath, Gordon Willis, Vilmos Zsigmond, Letty Aronson, Robert Greenhut, Stephen Tenenbaum, Jack Rollins, Charles H. Joffe, Juliet Taylor, Dick Cavett, Martin Scorsese.
Camera, Buddy Squires ... et al. ; editors, Robert B. Weide, Karoliina Tuovinen ; music, Paul Cantelon.
Originally broadcast as an episode of American Masters on Nov. 20, 2011.
Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy®-winning, Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography. Exploring the ultimate "independent filmmaker's" writing habits, casting, directing, and relationship with his actors, Weide traveled with Allen from the London set of You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger - a major coup "considering Woody has never allowed so much as an EPK [Electronic Press Kit] crew on his sets," claims Weide - to the Cannes premiere of Midnight in Paris this May. He also filmed Allen at home, in the editing room and touring his childhood haunts in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. New interviews provide insight and backstory: actors Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Penelope Cruz, John Cusack, Larry David, Seth Green, Mariel Hemingway, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Martin Landau, Louise Lasser, Sean Penn, Tony Roberts, Chris Rock, Mira Sorvino, Naomi Watts, Dianne Wiest, and Owen Wilson; writing collaborators Marshall Brickman, Mickey Rose and Doug McGrath; cinematographers Gordon Willis and Vilmos Zsigmond; Allen's sister and producing partner Letty Aronson; producers Robert Greenhut and Stephen Tenenbaum; longtime managers Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe; casting director Juliet Taylor; pal Dick Cavett; and Martin Scorsese; among many others.
Bonus features: Woody in the hood; The New Yorker; Mariel Hemingway: Woody in Idaho; 12 questions; Mom & death; Director interview with Robert Weide; Director biography.
Weide, Robert B.
Allen, Woody, 1935-
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American masters (Television program)