Filmed around the release of Hannah and Her Sisters, the French director asks questions though a translator.
Nonetheless, it’s a notable meeting of two cinematic minds and they cover some interesting subjects including:
- The cinematic and literary use of titles
- The differences approaches of Allen’s longtime DOPs Gordon Willis and Carlo Di Palma
- Allen’s writing process
- The ‘terrible influence’ of television on movies
- Shots of houses in Hannah and Her Sisters (this one seems to stump Woody)
- The inevitable disappointment of making a movie
Given the media storm that would engulf Allen in 1992, the opening question now seems ironic:
JLG: Are you afraid of the press?
WA: No, the press has always been good to me