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Whatever Works

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 10 November 2011

Whatever Works (2009)(DVD)  Directed by Woody Allen (Take the Money and Run (1069), Sleeper (1973), Annie Hall (1977), Radio Days (1987), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Match Point (2005), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)), starring Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood (King of California (2007), Patricia Clarkson (The Untouchables (1987), The Pledge (2001), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Shutter Island (2010)) and others.  This comedy could be called “old-school” Woody Allen in that Allen says he wrote it in the 1970s, which one would hardly doubt, and in the very strong impression one has is that the main character, played by Larry David, seems so very autobiographical, which, for some reason, Allen denies; sixty-something year old, Jewish intellectual New Yorker marries a 21-year old, from, shall we say, another culture.  Rachel Evan Wood is quite good, as the 21-year old Melodie, and rather amusing, Patricia Clarkson, as her mother, is also good.  Nevertheless, and perhaps due to it having been written in the ’70s and being a particular product of the era, Whatever Works is rather flat, rather boring and rather formulaic, despite some very funny lines now and again. (PR)

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Polanski Arrest: Still More, And Increasingly Polemical, Response

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 30 September 2009

It’s clear that the arrest of film director Roman Polanski has attracted a good deal of media coverage.  As this coverage continues more and more diverging views on the subject have surfaced, and this from a very large spectrum of the political and creative communities.

We provide here two links to articles from The New York Times, online, “France Divided Over Polanski Case”, by Doreen Carvajal and Michael Cieply and “Powerful Player Joins Polanski Team” by Michael Cieply and Doreen Carvajal.

With the posting of these two links we would like to think that our own communications on this event and its surrounding repercussions will come to an end.  The issues relevant to our scope of inquiry have, by and large, been raised.  We are confident that you, yourselves, are in the processing of forming and modulating your own opinions on these issues and we feel that further coverage of the subject is best left to what may be called “the news media”. 

Nevertheless, if you wish to express your points of view in comments please feel free to do so, encouraging others to share their own opinions as well.

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