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The films of Woody Allen : critical essays

Author: Charles L P Silet
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Films of Woody Allen.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
Named Person: Woody Allen; Woody Allen; Woody Allen; Woody Allen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L P Silet
ISBN: 9780810857360 0810857367 9780810857377 0810857375
OCLC Number: 62533890
Description: xviii, 339 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Chronology --
pt. 1. General essays. --
Woody Allen's lovable anxious schlemiels / Sanford Pinsker --
Woody Allen's New York / Leonard Quart --
The narrator and the narrative : the evolution of Woody Allen's film comedies / Celestino Deleyto --
Wood Allen's theological imagination / Gary Commins --
Woody Allen's comic irony / Christopher Morris --
Self-deprecation and the Jewish humor of Woody Allen / Mark E. Bleiweiss --
Beyond parody : Woody Allen in the 1980s / Maurice Yacowar --
pt. 2. Individual films. --
Woody Allen and fantasy : Play It Again, Sam / Wes D. Gehring --
Love and Death and food : Woody Allen's comic use of gastronomy / Ronald D. LeBlanc --
Powerful man gets pretty woman : style switching in Annie Hall / Devin Brown --
Annie Hall and the issue of modernism / Thomas Schatz --
Autumn Interiors, or the ladies eve : Woody Allen's Bergman complex / Bert Cardullo --
Woody Allen's Manhattan and the ethicity of narrative / Christopher J. Knight. Ciao, Woody : Stardust Memories / Louis Giannetti --
Painful laughter : the collapse of humor in Woody Allen's Stardust memories / Paul Lewis --
Mysterious illnesses of human commodities in Woody Allen and Franz Kafka : Zelig / Iris Bruce --
Zelig and contemporary theory : meditation on the chameleon text / Robert Stam and Ella Shohat --
Woody's mild Irish rose : Broadway Danny Rose / Peter J. Bailey --
Stardust Memories, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and the tradition of metafiction / Michael Dunne --
Woody Allen's Interiors : the dark side of Hannah and Her Sisters / Diane Snow --
The religion of Radio Days / Maurice Yacowar --
Hlenka regained : irony and ambiguity in the narrator of Woody Allen's Another Woman / Maria del Mar Asensio Arostegui --
Justice and the withdrawal of God in Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors / Mark W. Roche --
Between time and eternity : theological notes on Shadows and Fog / Paul Nathanson --
Responsibility: edited by Charles L.P. Silet.
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...these essays are exhilarating because of sharp and loving insights...laugh-out-loud cheerful...The book simply cannot lose...Highly recommended. CHOICE, Vol. 44, No. 6 (February 2007) Twenty-four Read more...

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