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Friday Film: Allen Bares All

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Woody Allen has always been something of an enigma, slipping effortlessly and Zelig-like from one persona to the next.

He started as a gag and television writer (most famously for Sid Caesar), became an extremely successful stand-up comic, wrote humorous essays for The New Yorker (many of which were collected into best-selling books), played jazz clarinet, wrote Broadway plays, metamorphosed into a screenwriter-director of lowbrow, Catskill-style comedies, and then of increasingly serious (and occasionally less accessible) work.

And oh yes, he married his girlfriend’s adopted daughter.

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