A too short day in New York with Woody Allen

A too short day in New York with Woody Allen | TV

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Have someone watch how David Trueba looks at Woody Allen in the interview he did with him in New York, available since last Saturday on Movistar Plus+. It's an ecstatic look that shows that the Spaniard has always looked at the New Yorker. You don't have to go far to confirm it: A few years ago, Trueba told this newspaper that he had regularly seen every Allen premiere in the cinema on Auto Day since he was 15 years old. “Perhaps that's why I see his films as a meeting with a friend, a friend you don't see often, who has been married and separated several times, who has children from different marriages and who has changed jobs and cities.” should live, the friend who you often have to defend from the criticism and attacks of others and who has sometimes tired or annoyed you. The text was titled “A Friend.”

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Trueba and Allen review the latter's career, share his fondness for The Purple Rose of Cairo and examine the laissez-faire that the New Yorker practices with his actors – I remember Penélope Cruz saying in an interview that hers Kind of getting when he started getting involved. When talking to her, he talked to her about medical symptoms. Allen isn't very optimistic about the future of cinema. Who can blame him?

In 2019, Trueba but the eldest, Fernando, chatted with Woody Allen for El Mundo. The first third of the text consisted of a first-person account of the influence of Allen's cinema on Trueba. And when the conversation came, sometimes it was Allen who asked Trueba. I'm also interested in Fernando Trueba, but damn, I came here to read more about Woody Allen. None of this happens in the 40 minutes we see David chatting with Woody. And paradoxically, the fact that the conversation focuses on Allen says more and better about David than all the texts he was able to write about how his cinema influenced him. How important it is to know your place. The main flaw of the interview is that it is too short. You want to have one of those long conversations at your fingertips, like Truffaut's with Hitchcock or Cameron Crowe's with Billy Wilder. And by request, it ends with David muttering: an admirer, a friend, a slave, a servant.

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