Thursday, October 21, 2010

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

After having heard about Woody Allen for a while, but without having ever seen one of his movies, we are planning to go to the Caméo in Namur next Monday to see his latest movie called “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger”.

Woody Allen is a famous film-maker we talked about several times during the lessons. Indeed, we discussed him last year in our course of “Histoire des littératures et des civilisations anglophones” with Mrs. Bragard and saw a few extracts of one of his movies, which we quite enjoyed. Mr. Vandelanotte also spoke about Woody Allen once or twice during his lessons. We have thus the opportunity to go and see a movie directed by this artist we have talked so much about.

As a kind of introduction, we have done some research about Allan Stewart Konigsberg, better known as Woody Allen. He was born on the 1st of December in 1935 in Brooklyn and is not only screenwriter but also director, actor, comedian, jazz musician, author and playwright! Woody Allen’s major themes are literature, sexuality, philosophy, psychology, Jewish identity and the history of cinema. His works are often appreciated for their satirical purpose, melancholic tone, pessimism and humour.

We have read the reviews about “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” and surprisingly they are not so positive, in the way that it is apparently not Woody Allen’s best movie. But still we are not afraid to go and watch this movie… and we will tell you how we appreciated it!

Maite Moriaux and Xavier Henrotte.

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