Since he first vented his neuroses on the big screen in 1965, Woody Allen has enjoyed a career unlike any other writer or director in cinema. The impact of his comedy and his psychoanalysis of the modern world have been hugely influential and had a profound effect on popular culture ever since.
Woody Allen is unarguably one of cinema's most successful and renowned auteurs, a filmmaker who has influenced the zeitgeist more than any other, and a director every actor wants to work with. Everyone has their favourite Woody film - whether it's his nervous but hilarious urban romances such as Annie Hall or Manhattan, or the later, lighter dramas such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona or Blue Jasmine. Woody Allen has never failed to release a movie every year, on time and on budget. As Woody said about himself: "The two biggest myths about me are that I'm an intellectual, because I wear these glasses, and that I'm an artist because my films lose money." As self-critical as ever, Woody Allen remains a force to be reckoned with.
Woody Allen: Film by Film covers 50 years of ground-breaking cinema and explores each one of the director's movies, making it the most complete critical analysis of the filmmaker's work to date.
Written by highly respected film critic Jason Solomons and featuring a revealing new interview between the author and Woody, this sumptuously illustrated biography through film is an insightful, entertaining and authoritative exploration into the mind of one of the world's most complex, creative and best-loved directors.