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Films of Woody Allen

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Title: Films of Woody Allen
Author: Girgus, Sam B.
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The Films of Woody Allen was the first full-length work to examine the director as a serious filmmaker and artist.

Sam Girgus argues that Allen has consistently been on the cutting edge of contemporary critical and cultural consciousness, challenging our notions of authorship, narrative, perspective, character, theme, ideology, gender and sexuality.

This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that examine Allen's work since 1992. Girgus argues that the scandal surrounding Allen's personal life in the early 1990s has altered his image in ways that reposition moral consciousness in his work. The union between Allen's public and private selves that created a special 'aura' about him remains intact despite the director's concerted efforts to separate his private life from his screen image. Allen now assumes a postmodern moral relativism and 'sensual realism' that differs profoundly from the moral sensibility of his earlier work.

CONTENTS
1. Introduction to the revised edition: the prisoner of aura: the lost world of Woody Allen
2. Reconstruction and revision in Woody Allen's films
3. Desire and narrativety in Annie Hall
4. Love in Manhattan
5. Zelig and The Purple Rose of Cairo: Allen and poststructural anxiety
6. A happy ending: Hannah and Her Sisters
7. The eyes of God: seeking justice in Crimes and Misdemeanors
8. Allen's fall: mind, morals, and meaning in Deconstructing Harry.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 18/11/2002
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780521009294
Publishing status: To Order
Films of Woody Allen