The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

November 1, 2020
The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

For more than five decades, Woody Allen has been one of the mostcritically acclaimed talents in American cinema. Allen has beennominated for best director seven times by the Academy of MotionPicture Arts and Sciences—winning for his 1977 film Annie Hall—andhe has received more Oscar nominations for best screenplay than anyother individual. But Allen’s accomplishments are not limited tothe big screen. In addition to writing and directing nearly fiftyfilms—many of which he starred in—Allen has been a televisionwriter, a stand-up comedian, a playwright, and the author ofseveral short stories.TheWoody Allen Encyclopedia is a compendium of information andcommentary about every aspect of Allen as an artist. In thisvolume, Thomas S. Hischak details all of Allen’s works for thecinema, television, and the stage, as well as all of his fiction;his comedy albums; his performances in other directors’ movies; andeven documentaries about him. In addition to such criticallyacclaimed films as Sleeper, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters,Zelig, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Match Point, and Midnight in Paris,entries in this volume feature many of his collaborators, includingactors, actresses, cinematographers, editors, designers, producers,and cowriters.This resource also highlights themes in Allen’s work, the music heutilizes in his films, and his working methods, as well asbox-office figures and awards. An extensive and comprehensiveoverview of this artist’s remarkable career, The Woody AllenEncyclopedia is a must-have for film aficionados and will be ofgreat interest to all readers, from professors and students toAllen’s most devoted fans.