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DVD Review: THE WOODY ALLEN COLLECTION Features Eight Movies And One Woody - Movies In Focus
Few writers or directors have a work ethic like Woody Allen. The writer/director/actor consistently delivers a new film every year, something which is an impressive feat for anyone – but even more so now that he’s 78 years old. It’s the perfect conveyor belt of moviemaking that constantly delivers without ever feeling like a product that has been churned out without care. It’s obvious that Allen likes to work and he has a well oiled machine that lets him do this. Kaleidoscope Entertainment give us The Woody Allen Collection, a tremendous DVD collection of eight Woody Allen movies. Seven of these (Bullets Over Broadway, Celebrity, Deconstructing Harry, Everyone Says I Love You, Mighty Aphrodite, Small Time Crooks and Sweet and Lowdown) were written and directed by Allen, while the eighth, Wild Man Blues is a documentary by Barbara Kopple which follows Allen on a 1996 European Jazz tour. This is a great Allen starter pack, with a selection of his movies from the last twenty years. Anyone who is new to Allen’s work will be able to watch them and immediately understand what interests him as a filmmaker. You’ll be able to see his obsessions with neuroses, failed relationships, paranoia, [...]