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  • 'Godfather' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82

    05/19/2014 8:55:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 19, 2014 | THR Staff
    Gordon Willis, the acclaimed cinematographer behind the Godfather trilogy and such Woody Allen films as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose and Zelig, has died. He was 82.
  • Spike Lee explains expletive-filled gentrification rant

    02/27/2014 3:55:52 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 2//27/2014
    His parents still live there. He still keeps an office there. But it's not the same neighborhood he grew up in, and his feelings about newcomers now inhabiting once-blighted parts of America's most-populous city like Fort Greene slapped many people in the face after the famed director went into an expletive-laced rant during an African-American History Month lecture on Tuesday. Spike Lee on gentrification "I grew up here in New York. It's changed," Lee said at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, an art, design, and architecture school. "And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the South Bronx,...
  • Re-Watching Woody Allen: The newly-chilling themes that you can see throughout his movies

    02/08/2014 7:14:11 PM PST · by grundle · 73 replies
    Esquire ^ | February 4, 2014 | Stephen Marche
    So what happens when you go looking for evidence of sex crimes in Woody Allen movies? If you look, you find it, again, and again, and again.
  • Dylan Farrow about Woody Allen: ‘Nothing he says or writes can change the truth’ (Reply to Allen)

    02/08/2014 10:20:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2014
    The back-and-forth volleys among the Woody Allen and Mia Farrow families continue as Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has released a statement responding to Allen’s piece published Friday online in the New York Times Sunday review section according to Variety. In the Woody Allen Speaks Out article, he defended himself against Dylan Farrow’s post published last Saturday in the New York Times alleging that Allen had molested her at the age of 7. Dylan Farrow’s response sent Friday night read as follows: Once again, Woody Allen is attacking me and my family in an effort to discredit and silence me...
  • Democrats Speak Out to Defend Woody Allen!

    02/08/2014 8:36:54 AM PST · by zencycler · 17 replies
    2/8/2014 | self
    What Democrats might say to in support of Woody Allen Let's have some fun with this. I'll start, and look forward to other Freeper contributions: Bill Clnton: He did not have sex with that woman Hillary Clinton: What difference at this point does it make? President Obama: I promised Woody years ago, if he liked his daughter, he could keep his daughter.
  • Woody Allen speaks out

    02/07/2014 6:23:09 PM PST · by Borges · 141 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/7/2014 | Woody Allen
    I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation. I had been going out with Mia for 12 years and never in that time did she ever suggest to me anything resembling misconduct. Now, suddenly, when I had driven up to her house in Connecticut one afternoon to visit the kids for a few hours, when I would be on my raging adversary’s home turf, with half a dozen people present, when I was in the blissful early stages of a happy new relationship with the woman I’d go on to marry —...
  • Hillary Has A 'Woody Allen Problem'

    02/06/2014 5:18:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Dylan Farrow, now 28 years old, is the adopted daughter of Oscar-winning director Woody Allen. In "An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow," published in The New York Times, Dylan accuses her father of inappropriately touching her "for as long as I could remember." She said: "When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me." Not good news for Mr. Allen...
  • Dylan Farrow’s brother: She wasn’t abused [Woody Allen]

    02/05/2014 10:11:36 AM PST · by grundle · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 5, 2014 | Emily Smith
    Following Dylan Farrow’s harrowing letter describing sexual molestation she says she suffered from father Woody Allen – her brother Moses is speaking out to defend Allen, accusing their mother Mia of poisoning them against their father. Responding to accusation first made 20 years ago that has bitterly divided the family, Moses accused Mia Farrow of turning him and Dylan against Allen as revenge for his affair with Soon-Yi. “Of course Woody did not molest my sister,” says Moses, who is estranged from Mia Farrow and remains close to Allen and Soon-Yi. “My mother drummed it into me to hate my...
  • Woody Allen's daughter...details how he sexually abused her in open letter [Hollywood Perversion]

    02/03/2014 1:34:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 140 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 2/2/14 | Rich Schapiro
    Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, in a wrenching letter, describes in stomach-churning detail how the iconic film director sexually abused her. “When I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house,” wrote Dylan Farrow, who is now 28. “He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me.” “He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go...
  • An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (Alleged Victim of Woody Allen)

    02/01/2014 2:52:12 PM PST · by RummyChick · 192 replies
    Kristoff Blog of NY Times ^ | 2/1/2014 | Dylan Farrow
    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house.
  • MSNBC: Tasteless Ronan Farrow Compares War Hero's Struggles to Congressional Bickering

    01/31/2014 12:30:07 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    What is wrong with the hosts at MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, who will begin anchoring a network program on February 24, made a tasteless joke on Tuesday night, comparing war hero Cory Remsburg's struggles to that of politicians in Congress. Farrow tweeted, "Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates.'" Farrow has not apologized for the tweet On Wednesday, political reporter Mark Murray, whose wife works in the Obama administration, compared Remsburg's struggle to that of the President: "Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America -- it also was a story about Obama.
  • Mia and Ronan Farrow Slam Golden Globes' Woody Allen Tribute Via Twitter

    01/13/2014 10:40:54 AM PST · by diverteach · 43 replies
    E! Online ^ | 1/13/2014 | Lilly Harrison
    Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow didn't hold back their disdain for Woody Allen on Twitter Sunday evening. The mother and son tweeted out against the tribute to the director at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. "Time to grab some ice cream & switch over to #GIRLS," Mia tweeted when Allen's tribute began to start. Diane Keaton accepted the Cecil. B. DeMille Award on behalf of the Hollywood heavyweight—extolling the director's work with actresses, dropping a few curse words and even singing during her monologue. But Ronan's tweet made it clear that he wouldn't be offering any tributes at his house....
  • Mia Farrow's daughter breaks silence about Woody Allen's alleged molestation

    10/03/2013 12:31:39 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 22 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 3, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    For the first time, Mia Farrow’s daughter Dylan has opened up about the shocking child molestation claims brought against her adopted father Woody Allen.
  • Mia Farrow admits Woody Allen's son Ronan may have been fathered by Frank Sinatra

    10/02/2013 3:07:53 PM PDT · by fishtank · 122 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    Mia Farrow has admitted that Frank Sinatra may be the father of her son, instead of Woody Allen. Rumours about the parentage of her son Ronan, 25, have long dogged Mia Farrow, and she finally addressed the issue in an interview saying the legendary crooner was 'possibly' his father. But on Wednesday, in reference to the claims, Ronan Farrow put in his two cents by tweeting: 'Listen, we're all *possibly* Frank Sinatra's son.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2441281/Mia-Farrow-says-Frank-Sinatra-father-son-Ronan.html#ixzz2gbZWLYyK Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Woody Allen Blue Jasmine - Honest to God Masterpiece

    09/07/2013 9:07:11 PM PDT · by qwertyz · 66 replies
    Richmond.com ^ | August 29. 2013 | Casey Menninger
    There’s a lot eating Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine,” a brilliant social satire about morals, social class and a socialite coming spectacularly undone in our ethics-challenged times, and she should already start clearing space on her mantle for all the golden statuettes that are going to be coming to her. The latest cinematic effort from writer/director Woody Allen is the perfect antidote from the usual superhero spectacles and it's a stand up and cheer return to form for a celebrated director that has fallen on hard times himself.
  • Katy Perry, Ronan Farrow Agree: Zimmerman Verdict Proves 'America's Racism'

    07/15/2013 5:47:27 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Pop singer Katy Perry and the son of Mia Farrow agree on one thing regarding the acquittal of George Zimmerman--it confirms their feelings that America remains a racist society. Ronan Farrow, the biological son of the actress and her former beau, Woody Allen, unleashed a tweet today bemoaning the state of the U.S. judicial system in the wake of Zimmerman's not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing case. And Perry was only too proud to retweet Farrow's race-obsessed viewpoint: Ugh, my tummy turns. RT “@RonanFarrow: American justice: still colorblind (as long as you're white).”
  • VIDEO: When Woody Allen Met Bob Hope- 'Play It Again Bob'

    12/26/2012 2:26:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 24, 2012 | chankfloyd
    VIDEO
  • Not what you'd expect from Woody Allen

    08/07/2012 8:16:43 AM PDT · by pjd · 42 replies
    The latest Woody Allen movie is so much not what you would expect from Woody Allen, I have to post this little commentary. I don't know if he suddenly had an epiphany or something, but I was totally blown away. Heavy spoilers follow... Ok, early on he starts criticizing his daughter's new Italian boyfriend whom he refers to as a Communist because he is a pro-bono lawyer, union supporter, etc. Woody's movie-wife says that he used to be like that. He says, "Yeah, when I was younger, but I was never a Communist. I don't even like to share a...
  • Woody Allen doesn't get God, or religion

    09/18/2010 10:27:16 AM PDT · by NYFreeper · 20 replies
    At 74, Mr. Allen, the prolific filmmaker and emblematic New Yorker, has hardly found religion. But the idea of faith informs his latest movie, "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," which Sony Pictures Classics is to release next Wednesday. In the film, as the marriage of a London couple (Anthony Hopkins and Gemma Jones) unravels, the wife seeks comfort in the supernatural, which has unforeseen consequences on the marriage of her daughter (Naomi Watts) and her husband (Josh Brolin). Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/deaconsbench/2010/09/woody-allen-doesnt-get-god-or-religion.html#ixzz0zu0bikgt
  • The Night Woody Allen and Billy Graham Argued The Meaning of Life

    09/16/2010 11:18:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 9/16/2010 | Scott Ross
    It's the kind of encounter made in TV heaven: the neurotic intellectual New York Jew and the fire-and-brimstone televangelist arguing about what it all means. Woody Allen interviewed Billy Graham in the 1960s, where the two men discussed all manner of topics touching on religion, morality and the meaning of life. It was a respectful, intelligent and often funny conversation the likes of which would be impossible in today's cultural climate, according to the legendary director, who recounted the meeting to the film press as he promoted his latest movie. Allen's talk with Graham resonates with him today, informing in...
  • The Woody Allen Presidency

    07/08/2010 8:55:59 AM PDT · by chickadee · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/8/2010 | chickadee
    Many have suggested that George Soros is the "brains" behind the Obama administration. I contend it is Woody Allen.
  • Woody Allen: “It would be good if Obama could be a Dictator for a few years”

    05/15/2010 4:25:07 PM PDT · by sushiman · 61 replies · 1,780+ views
    Liberalism IS a Mental Disorder .
  • Barack Obama, Dictator: Secret Transcript

    05/25/2010 5:03:23 AM PDT · by mattstat · 10 replies · 578+ views
    Transcript Begins Obama Read that back to me. Axelrod OK: I have fantasized–don't get me wrong–but that what if we could just be China for a day? I mean, just, just, just one day. You know, I mean, where we could actually, you know, authorize the right solutions, and I do think there is a sense of that, on, on everything from the economy to environment. I don't want to be China for a second, OK, I want my democracy to work with the same authority, focus and stick-to-itiveness. But right now we have a system that can only produce...
  • Woody Allen Wants Obama to Be a Dictator! Woody is Splintered!

    05/17/2010 2:40:01 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 17 replies · 472+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 17th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Woody have you EVER been under a dictatorship? If not, how can you babble about wanting Obama to be a dictator? Woody have you any family members that live under a dictatorship? Do they love that concept or do they want to live like Americans?
  • Woody Allen comes out in support of Polanski

    05/16/2010 10:46:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 627+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2010
    CANNES, France (AP) -- Woody Allen has restated his support for fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is in house arrest in connection with a 33-year-old sex scandal. Allen said Polanski "was embarrassed by the whole thing," "has suffered" and "has paid his dues." He said Polanski is "an artist and is a nice person" who "did something wrong and he paid for it."
  • Woody Allen: “It Would be Good if Obama Could Be Dictator for a few Years"

    05/16/2010 10:43:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 889+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | May 15, 2010
    Elitist Hollywood liberals already make me want to vomit, even worse when it’s coming from a guy who married his step-daughter… Woody Allen is a “big fan” of the president of the United States Barack Obama, To the point where you think you should be a dictator for a few years to carry out all his plans. “I’m thrilled with Obama, I think it’s great. The Republican Party should get out of their way and stop trying to hurt him,” Allen said flatly in an interview with Spanish media in Cannes Film Festival, Where he presented out of competition, his...
  • Police: Ogden teacher's relationships 'inappropriate,' but not illegal

    11/05/2009 3:35:49 PM PST · by Colofornian · 6 replies · 1,388+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov. 5, 2009
    Ogden police say an Ogden High School teacher has had 'inappropriate relationships' with at least six female students over the years, but none of them rise to criminal conduct. Lt. Scott Conley said Thursday that while the teacher's behavior is questionable under the school district's policy for professional conduct, his relationship with students is not criminal. He said investigators found the teacher had "inappropriate relationships" with at least six students dating back to 2000. He said the teacher used his influence to develop relationships with girls shortly before they turned 18. Police investigated allegations the teacher had been dating his...
  • Filmmakers demand Polanski's release (Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar)

    09/29/2009 4:32:33 PM PDT · by Justaham · 59 replies · 2,077+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-29-09
    ZURICH, Switzerland (CNN) -- Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar and Martin Scorsese have "demanded the immediate release" of fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski, who was arrested in Switzerland on a U.S. arrest warrant related to a 1977 child sex charge. Polanski was on the way to the Zurich Film Festival when Swiss police detained him in response to the American warrant. The filmmaker pleaded guilty in 1977 to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor but fled before he could be sentenced. He settled in France, where he holds citizenship. Investigators in the United States say Polanski, then 43, drugged and raped...
  • 12 things Woody Allen just doesn’t get

    07/06/2009 3:09:44 PM PDT · by Borges · 63 replies · 2,776+ views
    http://www.avclub.com/articles/i-love-you-scumbag-x-12-things-woody-allen-just-do,29731/ ^ | 06/29/09 | Keith Phipps, Kyle Ryan, Leonard Pierce, Nathan Rabin, Scott Tobias, and Zack Handlen
    1. African-American people: For a brilliant writer and perceptive chronicler of the human psyche, there’s a whole lot that Woody Allen, or at least the Woody Allen we know from his movies, just doesn’t seem to understand. Allen’s charming, maddening new movie, Whatever Works, provides another in-depth glimpse into the strengths and weaknesses of his neurotic, acerbic, New York-centric worldview. Allen is a whiz at exposing the anxieties and desires of the upper-middle-class Manhattan smart-set, but his blind spots are legion. Take African-Americans for example. Allen named his son after the great pitcher Satchel Paige and has a deep abiding...
  • Woody Allen eyes Carla Bruni for film role

    06/18/2009 3:26:19 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 13 replies · 865+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 18, 2009 | James Mackenzie
    Woody Allen would like to use France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy for a film role, the U.S. director told RTL radio on Thursday. "I'm sure she would be wonderful," he said through a translator. "She's got charisma, she's already acted so she's not unknown to an audience. There are a lot of ways I could use her though I don't have a story for her at the moment," he said. "But I'll certainly talk to her about it and I'll ask her if she's interested." Bruni-Sarkozy, one of the world's top models before starting a career as a singer and...
  • Woody Allen settles American Apparel lawsuit for $5 million

    05/18/2009 7:28:05 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies · 2,876+ views
    Entnertainment Weekly news-briefs. ^ | May 18, 2009 | Tanner Stransky
    Woody Allen has settled a suit he filed against trendy clothing company American Apparel, and the company will pay him $5 million for using his image in advertising, Reuters reports. "I am told the settlement of five million dollars I am being paid is the largest reported amount ever paid under the New York right to privacy law," Allen said outside Manhattan federal court where the case was supposed to be heard this morning. Allen claimed his reputation was damaged and the image was used without consent, while American Apparel founder Dov Charney told reporters the case was about "the...
  • Woody Allen says American Apparel is harassing him

    04/15/2009 6:45:47 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 3,095+ views
    news.yahoo ^ | Apr. 15, 2009
    NEW YORK – Actor-director Woody Allen has fired back against American Apparel's effort to drag his personal life into a civil court case, saying the clothing company is harassing him. Lawyers for the 73-year-old Allen filed new legal papers in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday. The papers say American Apparel isn't playing fair by trying to expose his family life, personal finances and career. They say it's a "scorched earth" approach.
  • Nothing funny about Obama losing, funnyman Woody Allen says

    09/19/2008 1:08:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 80 replies · 537+ views
    AFP ^ | September 19, 2008 | AFP
    US filmmaker Woody Allen, best known for such comedy classics as "Annie Hall," says it will be no laughing matter if Barack Obama fails to win the race for the White House. "It would be a disgrace and a humiliation if Barack Obama does not win," he told Spanish journalists at the ongoing 56th San Sebastian film festival, where his latest film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is being screened. "It would be a very, very terrible thing for the United States in many, many ways," he said. Democratic hopeful Obama, Allen said, is "so much better" than Republican rival John McCain,...
  • Mel Tolkin, Lead Writer for ‘Show of Shows,’ Dies at 94

    11/27/2007 8:29:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies · 60+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 27, 2007 | Margalit Fox
    Mel Tolkin, the long-suffering head of Sid Caesar’s celebrated television writing team, who was present from the cramped, sweaty, malodorous beginning, died yesterday at his home in Century City, Calif. He was 94... As the lead writer for “Your Show of Shows” and its successor, “Caesar’s Hour,” Mr. Tolkin presided over a team that at one time or another included Mel Brooks, Lucille Kallen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart and Woody Allen. “Your Show of Shows,” starring Mr. Caesar and Imogene Coca, was broadcast on NBC from 1950 to 1954. A wellspring of American television comedy, the show endures to this...
  • Woody Allen: Bergman 'was the finest director of my lifetime'

    07/31/2007 7:41:34 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 64 replies · 959+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/30/2007 | AFP
    American film icon Woody Allen on Monday said he was devastated to hear Swedish filmmaker and playwright Ingmar Bergman had died, hailing him as cinema's greatest director. "I was very sorry to hear Ingmar passed away," Allen told Swedish daily Aftonbladet's website. "He was a friend and certainly the finest film director of my lifetime," added Allen, who has also expressed great admiration for Bergman in the past. In a 70th birthday tribute in 1988, Allen said Bergman was "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera." Bergman, considered one of the...
  • World mourns 'a genius of our time'

    07/31/2007 3:59:31 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 568+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/31/2007 | AFP/The Local
    Tributes have been pouring in for Ingmar Bergman, one of the most influential film directors of the 20th century, who died on Monday at his home on the Swedish island of Fårö. He was 89. Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt hailed Bergman as "one of the great dramatists in this world," and French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to "one of the geniuses of our time." "The dream ended, the music went quiet that night on the island of Fårö, where Ingmar Bergman died," Sarkozy said. "France, a land of the cultural exception that was dear to Ingmar Bergman, honours...
  • Inmates fight over Woody Allen

    07/23/2007 8:07:49 PM PDT · by LukeL · 27 replies · 1,022+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 23, 2007 | Stadd
    Two Ozaukee County Jail inmates are getting the thumbs down, felony style, from local law enforcement after tussling last week over the off-screen lifestyle of filmmaker Woody Allen. According to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Ozaukee County Circuit Court, the fight began about 5:30 p.m. July 9 during mealtime when James F. Lala, 31, of Grafton asked fellow inmate Corey T. Wilson, 36, of Menomonee Falls what he thought of Allen's marriage in 1997 to Sun Yi Previn, an adopted daughter of Allen's longtime companion, Mia Farrow. "Wilson told Lala that he thought that was perverted," the complaint says....
  • Woody Allen is mediocre and makes miserable films: Woody Allen

    12/19/2005 1:49:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 92 replies · 2,018+ views
    In his trademark pessimistic style, US cinema legend Woody Allen said he is a "mediocre" director of "miserable work". "I've disappointed myself most of the time," the New Yorker told BBC television, rejecting claims he is a film artist. In London for the world premiere of his new film "Match Point", set in the British capital, Allen said: "People think I'm an intellectual because I wear glasses and they think I'm an artist because my films lose money". Allen's movies have often been better received in Europe than in America but he said he was grateful for any US acclaim...
  • 75% Chance Miers Nomination is Withdrawn (John Fund says on John Batchelor Program)

    10/14/2005 7:23:47 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 459 replies · 5,655+ views
    I was listening to the John Batchelor Program on WABC Radio in New York last night. He commented on the process that went into nominating Miers and added that the likelyhood of her nomination withdrawn has grown. It has grown from 5% last week, to 30% end of last week, to 50% beginning of this week, to 75% last night. Fund was on the program to comment on his op-ed piece: How She Slipped Through Harriet Miers's nomination resulted from a failed vetting process.Thursday, October 13, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT Link: http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/
  • Entertainers Urged to Apologize for Nazi Comparisons

    08/09/2005 5:39:43 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 39 replies · 1,350+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 8/9/05 | Susan Jones
    A leading Holocaust Studies institute wants entertainers Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, and Woody Allen to retract their recent statements comparing the Bush administration, Israelis, and black conservatives to Nazis. As Cybercast News Service reported, Belafonte over the weekend used a Hitler analogy when asked what impact prominent blacks such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had on the Bush administration's relations with minorities. "Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich. Color does not necessarily denote quality, content or value," Belafonte said in an exclusive...
  • Opposite Views

    07/16/2005 6:58:05 PM PDT · by dervish · 8 replies · 521+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 7/12/05 | David Gelernter
    Woody Allen (liberal) and Natan Sharansky (conservative) are celebrity Jewish intellectuals who offer radically different worldviews for your contemplation. Allen's is more popular with intellectuals worldwide. Sharansky's whole life says that Allen is wrong. Allen recently explained his view of history to the German magazine Der Spiegel. And Sharansky was interviewed by Jay Nordlinger of the National Review. If you understand their disagreement, you will grasp the main spiritual question facing Americans today. Allen, 69, is a filmmaker from Brooklyn, N.Y. Sharansky, 57, was a political prisoner in the Soviet gulag; today he is an Israeli politician. Allen got famous...
  • Piques at EU Polls

    05/30/2005 8:55:17 PM PDT · by Zivasmate · 1 replies · 314+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 30, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    Piques at EU's polls By Mark Steyn Following yesterday's vote in France, Dutch voters Wednesday get to express their opinion on the proposed "European Constitution." Heartening to see democracy in action, notwithstanding the European elite's hysterical warnings that, without the constitution, the Continent will be set back on the path to Auschwitz. I haven't seen the official ballot, but the choice seems to be: "Check Box A to support the new constitution; check Box B for genocide and conflagration." Alas, this tactic doesn't seem to have worked. So, a couple of days before the first referendum, Jean-Claude Juncker, the "president"...
  • Our Worst Enemy

    01/21/2005 3:19:53 PM PST · by Stepan12 · 39 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 19, 2005 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    I am an Orthodox rabbi angrily denouncing one of the biggest recent box office hits. Which movie has earned my wrath? Here is a clue: it surprised everyone by selling over one hundred million dollars’ worth of tickets in its first week in theaters. No, it’s not Mel Gibson’s “The Passion.” The movie causing me deep distress is a Rosenthal/Tenenbaum production starring Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. I am sorry to see Barbra Streisand involved in such a flagrant defamation of Judaism. While she was making her film Yentl, for which I served as a consultant, she studied Judaism regularly...
  • Doctor Discovers the 'Orgasmatron'

    11/09/2004 12:13:56 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 55 replies · 2,991+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 9, 2004
    Doctor Discovers the 'Orgasmatron' Physician Working with Pain Relief Device Stumbles Upon Delightful Side Effect Nov. 9, 2004 - While Dr. Stuart Meloy was working on a new device to treat chronic pain, he was surprised to discover it could also bring pleasure to his female patients. While Meloy, an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Winston-Salem, was putting an electrode into the spine of a female patient with chronic back pain, the woman reported a decrease in her pain and a delightful, but very unexpected, side effect. "When we turned on the power in this case, she let out a...
  • FUNNY GUY (parenting role-model Woody Allen has joined the George Bush-bashing brigade)

    09/23/2004 6:02:33 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 30 replies · 691+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2004 | Richard Johnson
    WHAT a surprise — Woody Allen has joined the George Bush-bashing brigade. In Spain to receive a lifetime achievement award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, he told the audience, "If you observe [Bush], it's quite amusing. If you listen to him as he speaks, if you follow him closely, it would provide you a great many laughs. But it's . . . comic moments against a very, very tragic background." Allen's insights come on the heels of similar wisdom from directors Jonathan Demme and Wim Wenders at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month. Continue Reading PageSix...
  • Woody Allen condemns 'comic, tragic' Bush (This is sure to change the outcome of the election)

    09/18/2004 11:01:37 PM PDT · by Stonedog · 91 replies · 1,579+ views
    ABC News online ^ | 9/18/2004 | AFP
    Woody Allen condemns 'comic, tragic' Bush The distinction between comedy and tragedy often depends on the eye of the beholder, US director Woody Allen said as he opened the 52nd San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain on Friday. If the US president is re-elected in November, "for me it's tragic, extremely tragic," the New York film legend said as he kicked off the eight-day event in which his new film Melinda and Melinda was screened for the first time.
  • Mark Steyn: Anything Else ("Being like Woody Allen is for losers.")

    07/28/2004 7:24:07 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 29 replies · 1,152+ views
    The Spectator ^ | July 24, 2004 | Mark Steyn
    I realized the other day I couldn’t remember the last Woody Allen movie I’d seen. I mean, I remember I’ve seen several in the last seven or eight years, but I’ve no clue what any of them were, or who was in them, or what happened — except a vague recollection of a rather creepy looking Woody talking about French kissing. No, wait, that was his public service announcement for the French government, when Chirac’s obstructionism on Iraq alienated so many Americans that it began to have trade implications and Paris decided to launch a promotional campaign. Nothing sums up...
  • DFU SONG: Forever in Blue Jeans (John Kerry is Blue Sperm - worse than the Dukakis tank photo)

    07/27/2004 9:05:14 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 30 replies · 1,413+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - find in the second column More fun than Dukakis...more fun than Dukakis What a boob...he looks like Woody Allen in the tube I started laughing and I haven't stopped...my head nearly popped John Kerry is Blue Sperm Michael D.... was not this funny...I'm sure you'll agree I started laughing and I haven't stopped...my head nearly popped John Kerry is Blue Sperm Everything that you had wanted to know about sex will be clear...by the dork it's revealed Just like the tank...we've got to thank those who helped set this up...his doom's sealed...
  • More proof that John Kerry is a Woody Allen character

    07/27/2004 8:57:01 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies · 762+ views
    New York Post | July 27, 2004 | Self
    Earlier I posted an essay making the point that John Kerry struck me as being very much like "Leonard Zelig" a character created by Woody Allen twenty years ago. "Zelig" physically becomes like people he finds himself with. John Kerry is today's Leonard Zelig. Kerry spoke to real Catholics and the words "I believe that life begins at conception" came out of his mouth. He was at the NAACP meeting and he gave the Black power fist up salute. I think I was wrong. John Kerry may be a fictional character, but he has not yet decided on which one...
  • Rabbi Dresner's Dilemma: Torah v. Ethnos

    10/13/2003 11:38:43 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 7 replies · 310+ views
    Culture Wars Magazine ^ | May 2003 | E. Michael Jones
    I never liked the title of Rabbi Dresner's book. It was called Can Families Survive in Pagan America? and was published in 1995 by Huntington House out of Lafayettte, Louisiana. I got a copy just as I was starting Culture Wars, a magazine that ran concurrently with Fidelity and eventually superseded it. I liked Dresner's book because it fit in perfectly with the idea of Culture Wars at the time. Both the magazine and the book were meditations on the moral basis for America, which as anyone who is familiar with American history knows, is the only basis for America....