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The News: Woody Allen, Wanderer

By S.T. VanAirsdale

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder aloud, "What the holy fuck?" in this 40-year-old film of a CBC camera crew trailing Woody Allen from sidewalks to billiards rooms on the Upper East Side. Naturally, women rank among his hot topics: "Face is also very important, because no matter how attractive a girl's shape is, if her face is not good, that's discouraging." It's good to know some guys never outgrow their deadpan -- or their class. (H/T: Movie City Indie)

--I'm a little behind on this, but if you haven't checked it out, David Poland has a terrific blog entry outlining some of spin behind the WGA strike campaign: "I believe in the idea of what the writer’s want," he writes. "They deserve more and should get more. Period. But the rhetoric of the WGA side is so full of shit that I can’t simply line up and throw my fist in the air in support." And, as of this writing, no response yet from United Hollywood.

--The ever-resourceful IFC Blog has culled characterizations of Javier Bardem's No Country for Old Men hairstyle from reviews around the Web. I never imagined such unalloyed hideousness could be so divisive, but it appears that the "Prince Valiant" descriptor narrowly outslugs "Beatles/Monkees" by a 5-4 margin.

--I can't vouch for the author, but an item in this week's NYM Intelligencer has the scoop on how the Adrienne Shelly Foundation went from zero to high-five-figures in less than a year. The org's inaugural gala is tonight, with an eBay auction to follow this week.

Posted at November 12, 2007 8:45 AM

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