Monthly Archives: May 2011
Palme d’Or: The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick
Grand Prix (tie): The Kid with the Bike, Luc and Jean Dardenne and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Jury Prize: Polisse, Maiween
Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia
Best Screenplay: Joseph Cedar, Footnote
Best Short Film: Cross Country, Maryna Vroda
Camera d’Or: Las acacias, Pablo Giorgelli
Movie Quote of the Day – C’era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West), 1968 (dir. Sergio Leone)
This is where I will gather all the links for the blogathon. Some of these pieces were written in the past week or so, but if you’ve written something just today don’t be afraid to share it, too. I will be updating this post with links in the morning before I go to work and throughout the afternoon/evening when I get home.
- My Love For Woody Allen: Week 1
- My Love For Woody Allen: Week 2
- My Love For Woody Allen: Week 2.5
- My Love For Woody Allen: Week 3
- Craig at Living in Cinema reviews Midnight In Paris
- Sam at sillypretentiousmovieblog’s Ode to Woody Allen
- Andreas at Pussy Goes Grr takes a look at the opening of Annie Hall
- Andreas at Pussy Goes Grr takes a look at Duane Hall from Annie Hall
- Lara at BackLots discusses Annie Hall
- Andreas at Pussy Goes Grr takes a look at Alvy and the Wicked Queen in Annie Hall
- Hearts and Thoughts’ favorite quotes from Bananas
- Sam at sillypretentiousmovieblog’s ranks Allen’s films
- Mark Hodgson writes a guest post for Park Circus on Woody Allen’s early comedies
- Andreas at Pussy Goes Grr takes a look at the couples in Annie Hall
- Lara at BackLots discusses What’s Up Tiger Lily?
- Andreas at Pussy Goes Grr takes a look Alvy’s childhood in Annie Hall
- Ross at Pictures and Noise writers about Crimes and Misdemeanors and Match Point
- Kristen at FilmFracture reviews Midnight In Paris
- The Kitty Packard Pictorial looks at Woody Allen the cynical romantic.
- Juan and Marya (that’s me!) at YAM Magazine rank Woody Allen’s directorial filmography
Larry Flynt: You know, politicians and demagogues like to say that sexually explicit material corrupts the youth of our country. And yet they lie, cheat and start unholy wars. [beat] Look at them, they like to call themselves warriors; they’re sheep in a herd. I think the real obscenity comes from raising our youth to believe that sex is bad and ugly and dirty. And yet, it is heroic to go spill guts and blood in the most ghastly manner – in the name of humanity. With all the taboos attached to sex, it’s no wonder we have the problems we have. It’s no wonder we’re angry and violent and genocidal. But ask yourself the question: what is more obscene – sex or war?
So here we are, the last decade of Woody Allen’s directorial filmography (you can see my first three post here, here and here). I am going to be honest right away and say that I pretty much hate and/or dislike all of these films. Okay, maybe not all. There is one that I actually like and three that I thought were “okay,” but the rest I either dislike or downright hate. So my discussions of them are not going to be very long because frankly I don’t want to waste my time writing about them. Feel free to disagree all you want, but that’s just how I feel about it. Also, don’t forget about the Woody Allen Blogathon on Friday!
Ma Joad: How am I gonna know about ya, Tommy? Why they could kill ya and I’d never know. They could hurt ya. How am I gonna know?
Tom Joad: Well, maybe it’s like Casy says. A fellow ain’t got a soul of his own, just little piece of a big soul, the one big soul that belongs to everybody, then. . .
Ma Joad: Then what, Tom?
Tom Joad: Then it don’t matter. I’ll be all around in the dark – I’ll be everywhere. Wherever you can look – wherever there’s a fight, so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready, and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise and livin’ in the houses they build – I’ll be there, too.