20 episodes

The story behind every Woody Allen film. Find out how each film got made, with plenty of trivia. From the person who created The Woody Allen Pages website.

The Woody Allen Pages Podcast William Miller

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

The story behind every Woody Allen film. Find out how each film got made, with plenty of trivia. From the person who created The Woody Allen Pages website.

    Special 2 – Woody Allen and the Camera

    Special 2 – Woody Allen and the Camera

    Allen’s use of the camera has led to many cinematic highs. His insistent use of black and white, to his experiments in mockumentary, to breaking all the rules with haphazard editing to just film after film of gorgeous shots, Allen has made a career of incredible camera work.

    Welcome to the Woody Allen Pages podcast. This week is special episode three. This episode we look at Woody Allen’s relationship to the camera, his work with cinematographers and editors, and how it led to some of the most memorable shots in cinematic history.

    There’s light spoilers here for some of Allen’s films. You’ll mostly be ok, it won’t ruin your enjoyment, but we will talk about a lot of them.

    So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages.

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    • 30 min
    Episode 20 – Rifkin’s Festival (2020)

    Episode 20 – Rifkin’s Festival (2020)

    Rifkin’s Festival is the 49th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2020.

    Wallace Shawn stars as Mort Rifkin, a film teacher who accompanies his wife, Sue, played by Gina Gershon, to the San Sebastián Film Festival. During the festival, Mort has strange dreams that seem oddly familiar, and realises he has some regrets in his life that he has to face.

    Filmed in gorgeous San Sebastián in Spain, Rifkin’s Festival is a playful conversation about cinema itself. But at the heart it is a somber character study of a man who might have left it too late.

    Welcome to the Woody Allen Pages Podcast. This week, episode 20, we talk about 2020’s Rifkin’s Festival. How it was conceived, how it was made and how it didn’t quite get released properly with COVID and all. Spoilers are everywhere so please watch the film and come back.

    So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages.

    Find us at:

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    Support us

    Patreon
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    Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides
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    You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

    • 46 min
    Episode 19 – Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

    Episode 19 – Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

    Mighty Aphrodite is the 25th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1995.
    Woody Allen stars as Lenny Weinrib. Together with his wife Amanda, played by Helena Bonham Carter, the two adopt a child who turns out to be especially gifted. When Lenny gets obsessed by his son’s genetic heritage, he tracks down the mother only to discover she’s a lowly prostitute named Linda Ash, played by Mira Sorvino.
    Woody Allen in the mid 90s was overcoming the turmoil of his private life to create some of his most fun films. Mighty Aphrodite came in the middle of this successful run, with memorable performances and lots of laughs.
    This week, episode 19, we talk about 1995’s Mighty Aphrodite. How it was conceived, how it was made and how it’s really quite good. Spoilers are everywhere so watch the film and then come back.
    So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages.

    Find us at:

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    Support us

    Patreon
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    You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

    • 42 min
    Episode 18 – The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

    Episode 18 – The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

    The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion is the 31st film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 2001. 
    Woody Allen stars as CW Briggs. An insurance investigator whose workplace rival is Betty Anne Fitzgerald played by Helen Hunt. Both come under the spell of a hypnotist named Voltan, and find they themselves chasing after criminals that are closer to home than they think.
    The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion is a throwback to another era. It harkens back to the sparky, dialogue driven comedies of the 40s, and there’s plenty of fun. But the fun is cartoonish and sometimes it is so lightweight that it almost blows away. 
    Welcome to the Woody Allen Pages Podcast. This week, episode 18, we talk about 2001’s The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion. How it was conceived, how it was made and how it was a bit of a failure. Spoilers are everywhere so please watch the film and come back. 
    So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages.

    Find us at:

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    Support us

    Patreon
    Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble
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    You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

    • 38 min
    Episode 17 – Manhattan (1979)

    Episode 17 – Manhattan (1979)

    Manhattan is the 8th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released in 1979.
    Woody Allen stars as Isaac Davis, and we follow him as he romanticises the hell out of New York City, falling in love, and dealing with the poetry of every day life. His story is divided by several women and one friend. And he’s made a decision to live a better life, if there is such a thing.
    What do you say about Manhattan? It’s a masterpiece, and where Allen’s skill as a director finally matches his skill as a writer. It’s a triumph of production with a story that lays out everything Allen had been trying to say. Oh and it’s my favourite film of all time.
    This week, episode 17, we talk about 1979’s Manhattan. I will try not to go too overboard about how great it is. But we will look at how it was conceived, how it was made, and how the bastards are wrong about it. Spoilers are everywhere - watch the film, then come back.
    So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages.

    Find us at:

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    Support us

    Patreon
    Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble
    Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides
    Buy Me A Coffee

    You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

    • 53 min
    Episode 16 – Shadows And Fog (1991)

    Episode 16 – Shadows And Fog (1991)

    Shadows And Fog is the 20th film written and directed by Woody Allen, first released 1991.
    Woody Allen stars as Max Kleinman, returning to being the sole lead for the first time since Broadway Danny Rose in 1984. He lives in a town that resembles old German expressionist films by directors such as Fritz Lang. The dark and foggy town is plagued by a killer. Kleinman has been roped in to search for the killer, but is given little or no facts to work with, and soon left on his own.
    Shadows And Fog is one of the strangest films in Woody Allen’s canon. It’s a 90 minute, black and white allegorical play about death and religion. Lucky for Woody Allen that by this point, it had been decades since he had to pitch a film to anyone.
    This week, episode 16, we look at 1991’s Shadows And Fog. How it was conceived, how it was made and how it flopped really badly. Spoilers are everywhere so watch the film first and then come back. 
    So much more at our website – Woody Allen Pages.

    Find us at:

    Facebook
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    Twitter
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    Support us

    Patreon
    Buy a poster or t-shirt at Redbubble
    Buy out books – The Woody Allen Film Guides
    Buy Me A Coffee

    You can write to us at woodyallenpages [at] gmail [dot] com

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

TheDoh ,

For Every Woody Allen Film Fan

I love this podcast. Perfect length, well researched. I’ve been meaning to do a Woody rewatch of his entire library for years, and now I have a good reason to each week. Also a smart move to randomly choose films from catalogue rather than chronological order. Keeps up the interest, as I wait for that tweet each week that will direct me to my next movie. Fun stuff.

Brett Golbert ,

Insightful Look into America’s Best Filmmaker

I absolutely love this podcast and am bummed that we only have 50 movies to cover. You might have to circle back and hit these all a 2nd time from a different angle. Very sharp analysis, and the Australian accent just puts this over the top.

Z Films and Media ,

Wonderful

Well considered, thoughtful, and touching analysis and breakdowns of one of the last great American auteurs. Highly recommended.

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