Tuesday, November 22, 2005
At 70, Is Woody Wonderful Again?
Match Point (2005), Melinda and Melinda (2004), Anything Else (2003), Hollywood Ending (2002), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), Small Time Crooks (2000), Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Celebrity (1998), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Husbands and Wives (1992), Shadows and Fog (1992), Alice (1990), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), New York Stories - segment "Oedipus Wrecks" (1989), Another Woman (1988), September (1987), Radio Days (1987), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Zelig (1983), A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), Stardust Memories (1980), Manhattan (1979), Interiors (1978), Annie Hall (1977), Love and Death (1975), Sleeper (1973), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972), Bananas (1971), Take the Money and Run (1969), What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
For example, ask someone how their church is doing they will immediately recite the most recent attendance records with no mention of any spirituality going on.
We evaluate companies on how much money they make the stockholders. It doesn't matter if they are crooked or destroy the environment while they are making the money.
The number of Oscars someone has won may point to the fact they have had some success in films, but doesn't necessarily show us the whole of that person. And it certainly doesn't show us those many many film makers who have produced quality work but don't have the right numbers.