Woody Allen remains one of cinema's most consistent, distinctive and unchanging directors. This illuminating and thoroughly enjoyable documentary gives us a rare glimpse into the life of the man himself. Starting with his childhood upbringing in Brooklyn and his early days doing stand-up comedy, it then moves through his extensive body of directorial work starting with Take The Money And Run and running right up-to-date with Midnight In Paris. Peppered with interviews from many familiar faces from both Allen's films and peers like Martin Scorsese, it's a warmly affectionate tribute. Allen is humble in his own interviews, not really understanding why he gets so much attention. Given that he doesn't normally allow Making-Of crews on his films, this documentary gives us a rare glimpse behind the wizard's curtain. Allen still types on his old typewriter and cuts and pastes his scripts together the old-fashioned way. Now 76, there's no sign of Allen slowing down. Whether you're a Woody Allen fan or not, this is well-worth watching.
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