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The Woody Allen Pages Podcast

The story behind every Woody Allen film. Find out how each film got made, with plenty of trivia. From the person who created The Woody Allen Pages website.

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Episode 9 – A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

A Rainy Day In New York is the 48th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2019. TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET stars as Gatsby Welles, a college student who takes his girlfriend Ashleigh Enright, played by ELLE FANNING, to New York for a day trip. They hit the big city as it starts to rain, and the as the pair separate the weather is only the start of their troubles. After around a decade away, Allen returns to present day New York with the youngest leading cast he’s ever assembled. It’s a series of sketches with some fun scenes, and sees Allen do once again for New York what he spent the last decade and a half doing for Europe – make it look romantic and wonderful. It’s also his funniest film in years. Welcome to the Woody Allen Pages Podcast, by me, the creator of the Woody Allen Pages website. This week, episode 9, we look at 2019’s A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK. We look at how the film was made and it’s eventual roll out around the world. Spoilers are everywhere so watch the film first, then come back. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides Buy Me A Coffee You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

29mins

18 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 8 – Annie Hall (1977)

ANNIE HALL is the 6th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1977. Woody Allen stars as Alvy Singer. He has broken up with Annie, played by DIANE KEATON, and he’s looking back on his whole life to see if he can figure out how he got here. What do you say about ANNIE HALL? It’s been over analysed to death. Every frame has been considered. Every scene has been parodied. Every line has been printed on a t-shirt. But hey, lets talk about one of the greatest films ever made one more time. Welcome to the Woody Allen Pages Podcast, from me the creator of the Woody Allen Pages website. This week, episode eight, we look at 1977’s ANNIE HALL – where it started, how it was made and how it changed everything for Woody Allen. Of course spoilers are everywhere – so go watch the film first.

37mins

11 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 7 – Scoop (2006)

Scoop is the 36th film written and directed by Woody Allen. Woody Allen stars as Sid Waterman, also known as The Great Splendini. An American magician on tour in London, he meets a young journalism student named Sondra Pransky, played by SCARLETT JOHANSSON, and becomes involved in a dead journalist’s final story. The investigation is to uncover the identity of the Tarot Card Killer. Can it really be the charming Peter Lyman, played by Hugh Jackman? SCOOP reunited Allen with SCARLETT JOHANSSON and London. The three had just seen massive success with MATCH POINT the year before in 2005. But as usual for Allen, he had already started making Scoop well before Match Point was released. Coming off that acclaimed murder drama, Scoop seems unbearably light weight. Seen in isolation, Scoop stands up a lot better, and a bit of fun. Welcome to the Woody Allen Films podcast, from me, the creator of the Woody Allen Pages website. This week, episode seven, we look at 2006’s SCOOP. Of course, spoilers are everywhere – so go watch the film first. Find the transcript for this episode here. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides Buy Me A Coffee

27mins

4 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 6 – Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

Broadway Danny Rose is the 12th film written and directed by Woody Allen. A love letter to his comic roots, BROADWAY DANNY ROSE marks the time when Allen managed to synthesise his European influences with his American humour into something all his own. It’s a small story – and a short one – but Allen’s story is full of heart and he creates two of his best characters in Danny and Tina. Woody Allen stars as Danny Rose. The character’s name has become an archetype – a naive but lovable talent manager, who would do anything for his acts. In a great chequered suit, Rose represents all that Allen loves about show business. In fact, despite not being a particularly funny film, it’s Allen’s love letter to comedy. Welcome to the Woody Allen Pages podcast, from me, the creator of the Woody Allen Pages website. This week, episode six, we look at 1984’s BROADWAY DANNY ROSE. Of course, spoilers are everywhere – so watch the film first. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides Buy Me A Coffee You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

31mins

27 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 5 – Small Time Crooks (2000)

Small Time Crooks is the 30th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2000. Woody Allen stars as Ray, a small time crook with a big time plan to rob a bank, digging through from the shop next door. His wife Frenchy, played by TRACEY ULLMAN, sells cookies in the store as a cover. But then the cookies start to sell… SMALL TIME CROOKS was a pure and silly comedy after a run of bitter and dark films. It’s not the deepest, and not one of his best. But it’s an easy film to love, held down by some loveable losers. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides Buy Me A Coffee You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

31mins

20 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 4 – Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Bullets Over Broadway is the 23rd film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1994. JOHN CUSACK stars as David Shayne, a struggling playwright who agrees to take some mob money to put on his latest play. The catch – he has to cast a mobster’s girl, and face off with her bodyguard – in more ways than one. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is one of Woody Allen’s very best films, and it mixes so many elements that makes Allen great. The jazz era setting, the excellent costumes, the memorable characters, the big statement on the nature of art and so much more. It swept the awards season and audiences loved it too. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Massive poster of our artwork. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides Buy Me A Coffee You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

36mins

13 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 3 – Bananas (1971)

Bananas is the 2nd film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1971. Woody Allen plays Fielding Mellish, who is really just Woody Allen’s stock persona in the 70s – a cynical, smart-assed, New York guy. To impress a girl, he gets caught up in a revolution, and stumbles his way to the top. Set, in part, in the fictional country of San Marcos, BANANAS gives Allen a chance to throw his persona fish right out of the water. It’s a slapstick joke fest, with very little signs of the philosophical film maker that would emerge a few years later. Yet, it’s remarkably prescient in this day and age. The political jokes have aged, if anything, too well. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides Buy Me A Coffee The World Is Wrong Podcast – latest episode features The Front. You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

31mins

6 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 2 – Magic In The Moonlight (2014)

Magic In The Moonlight is the 44th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2014. It’s the 1920s and magician Stanley Crawford is asked by an old friend to help with a task. A rich family in the south of France is being swindled by a young clairvoyant. Stanley goes to investigate, but not everything is as it seems. Beautifully shot in the south of France, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is one of Allen’s light comedies with a deep heart. It’s an easy watch with all the lovely costumes and gorgeous back drop and charismatic movie stars. But there’s also a deeply philosophical point at the heart of it. And – I love this film. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides Buy Me A Coffee You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

38mins

30 May 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 1 – Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)

Crimes And Misdemeanors is the 18th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1989. It’s two stories in one. The first is the trials of Judah, an eye doctor whose mistress is threatening to destroy his life, and the terrible choices he makes. The second is the trials of Cliff, whose search for meaning and meaningfulness is scuppered at every turn. Together their stories question justice and faith, and the existence of god itself. This is one of Allen’s most acclaimed dramas, and one of his most acclaimed films in general. It was also made in a period where Allen’s complete creative control was at its most prevalent. He reshot around a third of the film, and he is still unhappy about the film to this day. Welcome to the Woody Allen Pages podcast, from me, the creator of the Woody Allen Pages website. This week, episode one, we look at 1989’s Crimes And Misdemeanors. We’ll look at how this film came to be. What I loved and didn’t love. And then some fun trivia about the film. Of course, spoilers are everywhere. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides Buy Me A Coffee You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

32mins

23 May 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 0 – The Woody Allen Pages Podcast Introduction

Hello, welcome to the standard introductory episode of the Woody Allen Pages podcast. So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages. Find us at: Facebook Instagram Twitter Reddit Support us Patreon Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides Buy Me A Coffee Also: Planet Tryo who have a Woody Allen Podcast. You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

4mins

10 May 2021

Rank #10