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Kate Winslet believes Woody Allen understands women

Kate Winslet believes Woody Allen understands women

I can admit that these do exist. Set in a post-WWII Coney Island that glows with the hues of popsicles at sunset, it's a strained adultery melodrama that appears to have been written poorly on goal, as a sour parody of 1950s theatrical clichés. The movie is a visual feast, courtesy of Vittorio Storaro's saturated postcard-perfect cinematography and Santo Loquasto's impeccable period design.

"I didn't know Woody and I don't know anything about that family", she told the Times.

Production designer Santo Loquasto beautifully evokes a weather-beaten Coney Island, whose Ferris turns relentlessly but takes us nowhere - much like the film itself.

"I think on some level Woody is a woman". Like Jasmine, she keeps a few mementos of her more promising past, in this case costume jewelry she wore in her undistinguished time on the stage.

This might sound insane, but Jim Belushi gives the best and most interesting performance in the film. When one character wails near the end, "Oh God, spare me the bad drama", many viewers may agree. It's like the words are dollar bills and her scenes are one of those booths at fairgrounds and game shows where the money flies around and it's up to you to grab enough to make it worth your while. Her husband Humpty (Jim Belushi) operates the carousel, while Ginny's young son from a previous marriage runs around the boardwalk lighting fires. Belushi brings a touching vulnerability to his under-shirted cartoon caricature, nearly like Stanley Kowalski as played by Fred Flintstone.




To prove her point, Dylan pointed to a recent list of prominent women in the industry who have either publicly defended working with Allen or sidestepped the question entirely when asked about him - such as Kate Winslet and Greta Gerwig (Selena Gomez has also recently faced criticism for this). For love to bloom in the Allenverse, the woman must be doused, and then handed a syllabus. Naturally, Ginny catches wind of them conversing one day, and jealousy arises as she suspects Carolina will win his heart. Allen uses Timberlake's Mickey as his narrator. (Allen's dialogue defeats Timberlake's flow.) He even lectures us about hamartia, though it's not clear exactly what tragic flaw it is that Allen sees in his protagonist, Ginny.

Justin Timberlake as Mickey Rubin in "Wonder Wheel".

Farrow went on to write that Allen's "pattern of inappropriate behavior" with her, including alleged repeated unwanted touching and "constant grooming", was witnessed by family members and friends. As Ginny and her life unravel, Allen's sympathy for her seems to dry up, and she becomes something like the villain of the piece. He's a victim of fate: She think he's smart, the clouds are about to burst, and he's got a copy of Ernest Jones' Hamlet and Oedipus to lend her. "It meant the world to me when Ellen Page said she regretted working with Allen, and when actresses Jessica Chastain and Susan Sarandon told the world why they never would".

This enrages Ginny, of course, and the film's bleak final moments find her enacting a vicious revenge and then getting shitfaced, alone, in her old stage dress, dreading a loveless lifetime of keeping the secret of what she's done.

Allen had no comment on Dylan Farrow's op-ed, but his representative Leslee Dart did release the following statement to EW: "Dylan Farrow's allegations against Woody Allen, which she first made 25 years ago, have been thoroughly examined by law enforcement officials and child welfare investigators". A subplot concerning Ginny and Humpty's bratty son Richie (Jack Gore), who sets fires up and down the beach - and in the office of his psychiatrist - only makes matters worse, given that it serves no narrative goal save to underscore Allen's theme of unsafe, all-consuming desire.


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