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Woody Allen announces the end of his career as a film director

woody-allen-580x327The American film director Woody Allen revealed during a recent interview with the newspaper La Vanguardia that his next film will be his last.

“My next film will be number 50, I think it’s a good time to stop. My idea, in principle, is not to make more movies and focus on writing, these stories and, well, now I’m thinking more of a novel, “he said.

He added that “the movie business has changed; human stories are no longer so interesting”.

Literature, on the contrary, is “an obsessive work”, according to Allen. “You spend long periods of time thinking about a single word or a phrase, for several hours, trying to figure out how to make that sentence work. Really good writers I know spend a day or two polishing up a sentence,” he emphasized.

The film director is sure that writing a script “is much looser: there are a lot of dialogues and the mere outlines of the scenes, it changes all the time and you don’t work on it as much”.

His final work, of which few details are still known, will resemble one of Woody Allen’s best films. “It will be similar to ‘Match Point’, exciting, dramatic and also sinister”, confessed the filmmaker.

Born on December 1, 1935 into a Jewish family, Allen began his career as a humorist writing jokes and scripts for television shows.

His debut as a film director took place in 1968, when he shot ‘Take the money and run’. It was a false documentary, a genre that the director would later cultivate in some of his subsequent creations. Allen’s films such as ‘Annie Hall’, ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ or ‘Manhattan’ are considered classic works of world cinema.

Throughout his successful career, Allen has touched on various genres and styles, from melodrama (‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’, 1985) and criminal comedy (‘Bullets on Broadway’, 1994), to the ‘thriller’ drama (‘Match point’, 2005 and ‘Cassandra’s dream’, 2007).

(Taken from RT in Spanish)

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