Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors: A Companion to Woody Allen

Editors: Bailey, Peter J. and Girgus, Sam B.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $213.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4443-3723-5
Category: Arts & Leisure - Film & Television
Image Count: 19
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Edited by two renowned Allen experts, A Companion to Woody Allen presents a collection of original essays on the directors films. Contributions offer a number of divergent critical perspectives while expanding the contexts in which his work is understood.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction Peter J. Bailey
  • Part I Biography/Autobiography/Auteurism
  • 1 The Stand-up Auteur Cecilia Sayad
  • 2 Which Woody Allen? Colleen Glenn
  • 3 Woody Allen and France Gilles Menegaldo
  • 4 "Raging in the Dark": Late Style in Woody Allen's Films Christopher J. Knight
  • 5 A Difficult Redemption: Facing the Other in Woody Allen's Exilic Period John Douglas Macready
  • 6 Comic Faith and Its Discontents: Death and the Late Woody Robert M. Polhemus
  • Part II Movies about the Movies
  • 7 Critical Theory and the Cinematic World of Woody Allen Stephen Papson
  • 8 Crimes and Misdemeanors: Reflections on Reflexivity Gregg Bachman
  • 9 Play it Again, Woody: Self-Reflexive Critique in Contemporary Woody Allen Films Claire Sisco King
  • 10 Jazz Heaven: Woody Allen and the Hollywood Ending Christopher Ames
  • Part III Allen and His Sisters: Cultural Critiques
  • 11 "Here … It's Not Their Cup of Tea": Woody Allen's Melodramatic Tendencies in Interiors, September, Another Woman, and Alice Cynthia Lucia
  • 12 "It's Complicated, Really": Women in the Films of Woody Allen Joanna E. Rapf
  • 13 Woody Allen's Grand Scheme: The Whitening of Manhattan, London, and Barcelona Renée R. Curry
  • 14 Love and Citation in Midnight in Paris: Remembering Modernism, Remembering Woody Katherine Fusco
  • Part IV Influences/Intertextualities
  • 15 Taking the Tortoise for a Walk: Woody Allen as Flâneur William Brigham
  • 16 Lurking in Shadows: Kleinman's Trial and Defense Iris Bruce
  • 17 Woody Allen and the Literary Canon William Hutchings
  • 18 "Who's He When He's at Home?": A Census of Woody Allen's Literary, Philosophical, and Artistic Allusions J. Andrew Gothard
  • 19 The Schlemiel in Woody Allen's Later Films Menachem Feuer
  • 20 Barcelona: City of Refuge Brian Bergen-Aurand
  • Part V Philosophy/Religion
  • 21 Woody Allen and the (False) Dichotomy of Science and Religion Mark T. Conard
  • 22 The Philosopher as Filmmaker David Detmer
  • 23 Disappearing Act: The Trick Philosophy of Woody Allen Patrick Murray; Jeanne A. Schuler
  • 24 Love, Meaning, and God in the Later Films of Woody Allen Sander Lee
  • 25 Hollywood Rabbi: The Never-Ending Questions of Woody Allen Monica Osborne
  • 26 Allen's Random Universe in His European Cycle: Morality, Marriage, Magic Richard A. Blake
  • 27 Afterword: The Abyss: Woody Allen on Love, Death, and God Sam B. Girgus