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18 What themes are repeated in Woody's movies?




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This article is from the Woody Allen FAQ, by BrYan Westbrook westbrok@hsnp.com with numerous contributions by others.

18 What themes are repeated in Woody's movies?

Characters obsessed with death, the JFK assassination, and Ingmar
Bergman movies.
Also, the theme of illusion (manifested in things like magic, the
supernatural, movies, memories, mystical healers like Mr Yang in Alice)
versus "reality" is something he likes to use often.
He often talks directly to the camera.
Frequently plays movie directors.
Usually gives his characters short names because they're quicker to type.

 

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