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01.30.15 Christopher Inoa

On Friday, the Museum of The Moving Image begins a new 17-film retrospective on famed cinematographer Gordon Willis, the Astoria native who created the look for some of the most iconic films of the 1970s. Willis passed last May due to cancer. Speaking to ANIMAL about the retrospective, a part of the Museum’s “See it […]

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02.19.14 Adam Katzman

So you’ve probably made up your mind on Woody Allen. You’ve read Dylan Farrow’s sobering accounts of her child abuse at his hands, Vanity Fair’s “10 Undeniable Facts,” and everything else, and now you’re facing a dilemma about what to do with the man’s works. You’d rather not watch Allen’s films and support a person […]

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04.05.10 Marina Galperina

Carla Bruni won’t be lending her fame/tentative acting chops to the Woody Allen Summer Project. Eternally awkward Allen opted for the Edith Piaf portrayer Marian Cotillard, because first lady duties would make Bruni unreliable, despite her excitement and Sarkozy’s permission. Bruni, who was hoping to up her rep as an “artist” has more time to taunt […]

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05.19.09 Bucky Turco

Ha! Woody Allen made more more off his $5 million settlement with American Apparel than he did at the box office in the opening weekend of his last film: Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Still, the pint-sized filmmaker insists that he preferred to settle instead of going to trial, proclaiming, “[T]his is not how I make my […]

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05.18.09 Will Sherman

Earlier this morning, American Apparel settled a $5 million lawsuit with Woody Allen for a series of billboards that depicted the pint-sized filmmaker without his permission. This comes after months spent preparing a holey defense that the Allen’s scandalous marriage had sullied his image too much to be worth the damages he sued for. More […]

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05.07.09 Will Sherman

After months of silence, American Apparel’s Dov Charney is speaking out about the $10 million lawsuit that Woody Allen brought against the clothing company. In addition to correcting false perceptions about their legal defense focusing on Woody’s personal life or planning to make Mia Farrow and Soon-Yi Previn testify, the sleazy CEO wants the public […]

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05.06.09 Will Sherman

Woody Allen is hoping to block American Apparel from forcing former girlfriend Mia Farrow and her adopted daughter turned Woody’s wife, Soon-Yi Previn, to testify as part of their legal strategy. The L.A. clothing company hopes to prove the actor-director’s scandalous image is not worth the $10 million he wants for its unauthorized use on […]

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04.28.09 Will Sherman

Yesterday, a judge rules that Woody Allen’s opinion that American Apparel’s ads are “sleazy” needs no further explanation. Earlier, the Los Angeles-based clothing company had requested the film director identify which specific ads he found “sexually gross, in a witless and infantile way.” The request was likely part of their strategy to prove that Allen […]

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04.22.09 Will Sherman

Despite the fact he’s suing them for millions of dollars, American Apparel loves Woody Allen. After all, that is why they put him on their billboards without permission in the first place. Still, the LA clothing manufacturer remains firm, claiming that Allen’s image isn’t worth all the money he’s asking for, especially not after his […]

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