Sunday, August 26, 2007

Woody Was Right

For a recluse, Woody Allen sure put himself front and center in 1997 when he decided to break off his relationship with Mia Farrow and marry her adopted daughter Soon Yi Previn. He took a lot of criticism for it and his filmmaking talents even came into question. And I say wrongly so. Hindsight is 20/20 but knowing what we know now and can see with our plain eyes, can you blame him? Now if we were talking about Woody leaving the 1968 Mia Farrow during Rosemary's Baby, the criticism would be justified. Look at her. She looks like Gweneth Paltrow in this photo. Or is that the other way around?

But look at her in 2006 during The Omen remake.

Suddenly Woody Allen is not only a brilliant filmmaker, he's also a genius with the ladies. He has been able to ditch the used car for a newer model before the clunker hit 100,000 miles.

How many of you are sitting at home right now asking yourself this question: how do you break the ice with a woman 1/3 your age who comes from a different country, let's just say Korea? You date her adopted mother, that's how. Sure you have to put in some time with the old lady, but that's the price you pay for a longer commitment with a younger woman. Do some family time with everyone and then prolong the good night kiss to Soon Yi before hitting the sack with Mia. Again, I say brilliant. And it's not like Woody isn't a good looking cat already. And that neurotic stutter is infectious as hell especially after you've seen him do it or someone acting like him for over 40 movies straight. But sometimes looks and sheer charisma are not enough. Especially when dealing with a naive girl from, let's just say Korea.

A lot of people have been creeped out about all of this, and I say step away from your judgmental soapboxes and abandon that moral code that has kept us somewhat sane all these years. Who needs it. Go where the heart takes you, even if you're Woody Allen.


Anonymous said...

Wow, you are such a pig!

PIPER said...


Hopefully you know that I posted this as part of the Bizarro Blog A Thon I'm hosting. And if you didn't, then you're absolutely just in calling me a pig, because I would be one if I actually meant for this to be true.

And if you did and you're just playing along, then well done.

Anonymous said...


Look at Piper gettin' all sensitive for the ladies!!

"Oh, I'm sorry Jenna if I offended you."

Tee hee hee .. Piper, you ol' softie!!

Burbanked said...

You're right on the money, Piper. The heart wants what it wants after all, and a successful and underrated filmmaker like Allen, whose string of insightful and compelling cinema blockbusters has now reached far, far past 1979, absolutely deserves every happiness that he can grab and rub all over himself.

It's just so unfortunate that his "indiscretions" caused him to become such a pariah in Hollywood. So sad.

I just wish there was some way that Match Point could be made over and over and over again! Stories about unmotivated marital infidelity in which the adulterers cheat and murder with complete impunity are simply the balls!

Anonymous said...

Like Jenna said with her previous pig comment AND a perfect time to quote a lovely little movie:
"You are just a P-I-G, Pig."

(If you don't know what movie that line's from it's a sad, sad day piper.)