Woody Allen’s ‘Wonder Wheel’ Spins With Vittorio Storaro Visuals

wonderwheel5Filmmaker Woody Allen is often praised for his witty dialogue and the A-list ensemble he manages to collaborate with in each of his features. Allen’s features, however, are also blessed with a beautiful visual sense. During what some may considered his creative peak, Allen extensively worked with cinematographer Gordon Willis (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose). Allen’s work with Carlo Di Palma was also revered thanks to their work on Hannah and her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway,and the criminally underrated Shadows and Fog.

Allen’s latest director of photography choice is Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, Reds), and Storaro’s painterly, golden light was evident in last year’s Cafe Society and now with Wonder Wheel.

Click on the media bar to hear Allen discuss working with Storaro, who’s considered one of cinema’s most talented cinematographers:

Wonder Wheel, starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake, is now playing nationwide.

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Music Is Woody Allen’s Secret Filmmaking Weapon

to_rome_with_loveBeing released theatrically today, TO ROME WITH LOVE is iconic movie-maker WOODY ALLEN’S latest romantic comedy entry and, like last year’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, makes good use of one of Europe’s most glamorous cities to tell its tales. Written and directed by ALLEN (who also stars), the cast includes ALEC BALDWIN, JESSE EISENBERG, ROBERTO BENIGNI, JUDY DAVIS, PENELOPE CRUZ, CAROL ALT, ALISON PILL and ELLEN PAGE. Like most of ALLEN’S films, music plays an important role and he makes liberal use of everything from pop classics to classical selections. At the press conference to promote the film, ALLEN talked about the importance of music in his films. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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TO ROME WITH LOVE opens in theaters today

Woody Allen Comes Clean About The Success Of ‘Annie Hall’

annie-hall-woody-allenOpening in theaters tomorrow, TO ROME WITH LOVE is filmmaker WOODY ALLEN’S latest romantic comedy set in a foreign locale and uses the eternal city as the backdrop and thread that holds several tales together. Written and directed by ALLEN (who also stars), the cast includes ALEC BALDWIN, JESSE EISENBERG, ROBERTO BENIGNI, JUDY DAVIS, PENELOPE CRUZ, CAROL ALT, ALISON PILL and ELLEN PAGE.
An iconic filmmaker who has won the hearts of audiences with such Academy Award-winners as ANNIE HALL and HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, ALLEN remains his own harshest critic and, at a recent press conference talked about how certain of his most famous films didn’t turn out the way they were intended. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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TO ROME WITH LOVE opens in theaters tomorrow

Woody Allen: His Own Toughest Critic

woody-allen-la-film-festOpening in theaters this week, TO ROME WITH LOVE is filmmaker WOODY ALLEN’S latest travelogue cum comedy and uses the eternal city as the thread that weaves several romantic tales together. Written and directed by ALLEN (who also stars), the cast includes ALEC BALDWIN, JESSE EISENBERG, ROBERTO BENIGNI, JUDY DAVIS, PENELOPE CRUZ, CAROL ALT, ALISON PILL and ELLEN PAGE. A follow-up to last year’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, this film is a bit of a let-down but does succeed in getting ALLEN back on the screen.
At the press conference to promote the film, ALLEN talked about his career in movie-making and surprised several people by confessing that he’s not a very big fan of his own work. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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TO ROME WITH LOVE opens in theaters Friday