Christina Limson O'Connell Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band
Better than...Francis Ford Coppola playing the tuba.
Before the start of the European tour documented in the 1997 Woody Allen documentary Wild Man Blues, Allen tells his bandmates, "Theoretically this should ... More >>
The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot -- it is the plot. And it's just the la ... More >>
As Cannes winds down and the movie world waits with baited breath to find out just what exactly the ramifications of being declared "persona non grata" for calling yourself a Nazi really are, it's a slow week for theatrical openings, headlined by two out-of-competition Cannes premieres.
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CANNES, FRANCE -- That faint noise wafting in mid-afternoon from across the Atlantic will not be the cacophony of bravos raising the Grand Palais roof in appreciation of the 65th Cannes Film Festival's opening attraction -- rather it will be the sound of the prolonged smooch that the fest's ... More >>
It was inevitable: A movie that is purportedly as much a love song to L.A. as was Woody Allen's Manhattan to the city of the same name had to produce its own map. And now here it is, courtesy of LAist, which lists and locates 500 Days of Summer's key L.A.-centric landmarks for our viewing and drivin ... More >>
We Have a Budget L.A.'s City Council unanimously passed a $7.01 billion budget that compromises over the issue of freezing new police hires. L.A. Daily NewsMurdered Cop's Mom Shot A stray bullet fired during a West L.A. street altercation Friday entered a nearby home and struck the mother of Ricardo ... More >>
David Shankbone/WikepediaLos Angeles-based garment manufacturer American Apparel has made an out-of-court settlement with Woody Allen, the Associated Press reports. Allen, the idiosyncratic film maker of Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, had sued the company, owned b ... More >>
Just when you thought the war of legal words between filmmaker Woody Allen and American Apparel's Dov Charney couldn't get any more bitter, it appears that AA plans to add even more vitriolic verbiage to the mix. Specifically, from Mia Farrow, whom the company's attorneys plan to call to the witness ... More >>
They Vant to Be Alone! The D.A.'s office is examining "dozens" of secrecy-obsessed county agencies accused of violating transparency and open-meeting provisions of the Brown Act. L.A. TimesIt Was the Best of Times . . . After a long profit slide, Commerce-based 99 Cents Only stores are making out li ... More >>
All three of these bear the date 11/25/84. I remember some details of the day. I was a freshman art student at Rutgers University and had just gotten the thick black frame glasses, modeled more on Arthur Miller and Jean Paul Sartre than Woody Allen, that I still wear today. It was ... More >>