Happy Birthday, Woody Allen!
“As an artist, you are always striving toward an ultimate achievement but never seem to reach it.”
Before the day is out, I have to take a moment to acknowledge Woody Allen on his birthday. He’s one of my favorites screenwriters and a quintessential New Yorker. He debuted as a screenwriter in 1965 and has written at least one screenplay a year since then. He’s won four Academy Awards, three for screenplays, and was nominated twenty-four times.
“That’s one of the nice things about writing, or any art; if the thing’s real, it just lives.”
My favorite Woody Allen movie? Well, it does change from time-to-time. Tonight? Midnight in Paris. And Owen Wilson was so good at playing it Woodyesque.
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