Woody Allen is a critically-acclaimed film maker, and a controversial public figure.
Known for his films that, while considered romantic, have a tendency to be psychoanalyses of the modern world, his films are instantly recognizable for their motifs and style, often full of self-deprecation. In leading film critic Jason Solomon’s coffee table book Woody Allen Film by Film, the themes, styles, and cultural impact of Allen’s films are discussed in detail, providing a comprehensive view of the films beyond more than just what’s seen on the screen. In addition, each and every Woody Allen film, from the first film in the 1960s, to 2015’s Irrational Man is given an in-depth history, of inspiration, influence, and impact.
The coffee table book not only gives readers a glimpse into Woody Allen’s world, but also introduces several films to viewers and readers that, unlike his works such as Annie Hall, Bullets over Broadway, Midnight in Paris, and Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona, are not as well known. Fully illustrated, the coffee table book has photos of every film, immortalizing each stage of film-making, and consequently the filmmaker’s life.
Woody Allen Film by Film starts with an introductory interview between Woody Allen himself and the author, cataloguing not only Allen’s thoughts on his own films, his beginnings, and inspirations, but also the comedy, sense of wonder, and nostalgia that are hallmarks of Allen’s films.
For more information on the author, please visit his website at www.jasonsolomons.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason Solomons is one of the UK’s best-known film critics. He is a regular critic on BBC News, Sky News, and BBC Radio, and the host of the Movie Talk interview series on Sky Arts and London Live TV channels. He is a regular host on red carpets, and has covered every Cannes Film Festival since 1997, where he began his Trailer Trash column for the Observer newspaper. In nearly 20 years covering movies, Jason has conducted interviews with some of the greatest names in cinema, including Danny Boyle, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Fonda, Gary Oldman, Martin Scorsese, and Woody Allen. Jason lives in north London with his wife and two children.