Category Archives: Woody Allen

‘King Lear’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1987)


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(Sunday, May 17, 1987)King Lear, a film about a wealthy corporate executive who arrives in Switzerland in search of a reclusive filmmaker to reaffirm his faith in the art form, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival. Continue reading ‘King Lear’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1987)

Woody Allen, other movie stars testify against film colorization 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1987)

(Tuesday, May 12, 1987) — Woody Allen made one of his rare forays outside of Manhattan today to testify before a Congressional panel on what he called the “sinful” practice of coloring classic old black-and-white movies such as Casablanca and It’s a Wonderful Life, and new black-and-white ones like his own Manhattan and Broadway Danny Rose (click here to watch video of the hearing).

‘Casino Royale’ premieres in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 13 1967)


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(Thursday, April 13, 1967)Casino Royale, a British spy comedy film loosely based on Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel about a retired Bond who goes back into action to infiltrate a nest of enemy spies, had its world premiere today in London’s Odeon Leicester Square. Continue reading ‘Casino Royale’ premieres in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 13 1967)

Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ premieres in Los Angeles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1977)


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(Sunday, March 27, 1977)Annie Hall, an American romantic comedy film about a comedian and an aspiring singer who try to overcome their neuroses and find happiness, premiered tonight as the closing night film at the Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Filmex). Continue reading Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ premieres in Los Angeles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1977)

‘Radio Days’ premieres in Park City, Utah 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 24 1987)


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(Saturday, January 24, 1987)Radio Days, an American comedy-drama film about a family’s life during the Golden Age of Radio, premiered today at the Utah/US Film Festival (later the Sundance Film Festival) in Park City, Utah

Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow, Seth Green, Robert Joy, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Julie Kurnitz, Renée Lippin, Kenneth Mars, Josh Mostel, Tony Roberts, Wallace Shawn, Michael Tucker, David Warrilow and Dianne Wiest.

‘What’s Up, Tiger Lily?’ opens in New York 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 16 1966)


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(Wednesday, November 16, 1966, 12:45 p.m. EST)What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, the Japanese action film Key of Keys re-dubbed to change the plot to make it a comedy about a secret egg salad recipe, opened today at the 34th Street East Theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘What’s Up, Tiger Lily?’ opens in New York 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 16 1966)

‘Everyone Says I Love You’ premieres at Thessaloniki International Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 20 1996)


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(Friday, September 20, 1996)Everyone Says I Love You, a musical comedy film about a polite and comfortably well-off group of people and their romantic difficulties, premiered today at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece.

Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Alan Alda, Allen, Drew Barrymore, Lukas Haas, Goldie Hawn, Gaby Hoffmann, Natasha Lyonne, Edward Norton, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Tim Roth and David Ogden Stiers.

Woody Allen’s ‘Scoop’ opens in 538 American theaters 10 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 28 2006)


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(Friday, July 28, 2006)Scoop, an American-British romantic comedy/murder mystery film about an American journalism student in London who scoops a big story and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls, opened in 538 American movie theaters today.

Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Allen, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson and Ian McShane.