Monthly Archives: January 2011

What’s Up, Tiger Lily? 1966, Dir. Woody Allen

With only one other picture under his belt, the title could be called derivative.  Recycling Japanese spy movie “International Secret Police: Key of Keys” for his directorial debut? Doesn’t seem like the most auspicious of beginnings. Yet, Allen is playful with … Continue reading

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What’s New Pussy Cat? 1965, Dir. Clive Donner

To these weary 2011 eyes, it comes as a surprise to learn it was this film that launched the song. More pertinent to the task at hand however, it is the first major screenplay penned by Woody Allen.  Hijinks are … Continue reading

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Retro-in-specting Woody Allen

The inaugural whistlecrow outing concerns itself with ruminations on a theme, Woody Allen: the man, the myth and the movies.  Allen is nestled in the indie cinema-goer’s heart by virtue of a signature touch most successfully executed in Manhattan, Annie … Continue reading

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