Wilde Observations #68
A Tossed Salad of Poetry, Art and Woody Allen
Notes on Woody Allen
“It is impossible to travel faster than light, and certainly not desirable, as one’s hat keeps blowing off.” — The UFO Menace
1 August 1993
Reading portions of Woody Allen’s book Side Effects & reflecting on his movies. Allen addresses and incorporates the serious questions of life & meaning and makes humor/jokes etc. And while some find it irreverent, is he not at least raising critical questions? The “heavy question” or profound thought is regularly a feature of his humor, as are the countless references to classic literature.
Perhaps this is the only way modern man can toy with these ideas. Allen then is the genius who has managed — more successfully than most preachers — to confront modern man with a true sense of his situation. Why are we here? Why do we do the things we do?