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 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)

It seems that in the UK, despite no convictions, Woody Allen's films have been 'cancelled' and are no longer shown on tv, and that Woody has been added to the list that includes Gary Glitter and The Lost Prophets of artists that no longer grace our airwaves. I mentioned this in a thread a week ago hoping that anyone would be able to contradict me and tell me if any of his films have been shown on terrestrial tv over the last few years, as I am fairly sure, but not 100% sure that that is the case. I certainly cannot remember the last time I saw any of his films on the Biased Broadcasting Company, ITV or CH4. This never used to be the case. Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters all used to regular showings and his newer films used to get shown a year or so after release. Not now. Last year his “A Rainy Day in New York,” was dropped by its producer, Amazon (yet another reason to avoid them in my opinion), who then pulled the plug on a 4 picture deal with Woody, and I have read that the #Metoo movement has made him and his films unpopular in the US. Yet on continental Europe his films are still very popular. If, as it seems, the bearded lefties at the Beeb, and their not so bearded counterparts at the other other broadcasters have made a decision not to show his films due to unfounded allegations, then they should be ashamed. What does everyone else think ? Are his films still shown in the US ? Why are Polanski's films still shown regularly on tv (well, Rosemary's Baby anyway) but not Woody's ? Why can Tarantino feature Polanksi (who admitted to, and was proven to have committed, a criminal offence, unlike Allen) in his latest film without even a murmur ? I like the films of Woody Allen and Polanski a lot, and can separate out the person or people involved in making films from the films themselves, and object to continually having choices made for me as to what i am allowed to watch, especially by bearded lefties and the woke brigade.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Few and far between for sure. I think the last ive seen in uk is Take the Money n Run, shown probably in the last year but where i cant recall, probably TCM, so maybe that doesnt count.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

The 'Biased Broadcasting Company'? How's that then?

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

The 'Biased Broadcasting Company'? How's that then?

Lets leave it. I am not allowed to say why on this forum.
Stop stirring thomas. You know why!

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

The 'Biased Broadcasting Company'? How's that then?

Lets leave it. I am not allowed to say why on this forum.
Stop stirring thomas. You know why!



He shouldn't have put it in his original post then, should he?!!

It was a genuine question though, I was interested to know.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

In relation to the original question, im surprised the bbc hasnt banned movies starring anyone who has ever worked with woody too! And their relatives. And maybe ban the clarinet too.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Annie Hall was shown on terrestrial TV in the past few weeks*, deffo.
I taped it for a re watch.

*just checked and BBC2 showed it September 2019. It must have sat in my tivo library for a while.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   dtw   (Member)

Annie Hall was shown on terrestrial TV in the past few weeks*, deffo.
I taped it for a re watch.

*just checked and BBC2 showed it September 2019. It must have sat in my tivo library for a while.


^ yeah, I was going to comment on remembering having watched that broadcast. (I too recorded it and then only got round to watching it a month or two later)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

As far as I knew, Allen was investigated by those in charge of such things and they failed to find enough to file charges.
I'm not sure--maybe someone who knows more details can weigh in.

I think he showed a profound lack of judgement in his actions, but that's not necessarily the same as breaking the law.
The court of public opinion, however, that's a different thing--and they have definitely spoken.

I think it's wrong to ban him and to pretend his movies don't exist.
If people don't want to watch them on TV, they can find something else to watch.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)

Annie Hall was shown on terrestrial TV in the past few weeks*, deffo.
I taped it for a re watch.

*just checked and BBC2 showed it September 2019. It must have sat in my tivo library for a while.



I am surprised i missed that - and on the Brexit Bashing Corporation no less. Pleased that they haven't banned his films, well, at least not the half a dozen films of his that do get shown on tv. No sign of Zelig, Midsummer Nights Sex Comedy, Shadows and Fog etc etc. I suppose in itself that is a form of censorship. Someone deciding never to show Zelig ! Luckily i can afford to get these films on DVD, but i can imagine some poor Woody Allen fans out there who have only ever seen 6 of his movies - each of them about 10 times over.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)

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 Posted:   Mar 7, 2020 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Woody may not have been "cancelled" in Old Blighty, but his publsher has certainly cancelled his memoir:

https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2020/03/06/woody-allens-memoir-canceled-by-hachette-book-group-after-employee-protest/23942246/

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2020 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

"Cancel culture" is at a feverish pace world wide. Fascism is in full gear.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2020 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Cancel culture" is at a feverish pace world wide. Fascism is in full gear.

It's what the Soviets referred to as an "unperson."

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2020 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

All I can think of its Kelso saying "Woody" in an episode of "Scrubs".

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2020 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

All I can think of its Kelso saying "Woody" in an episode of "Scrubs".

From a guy who sits around all day watching William Devane chew the scenery, I believe it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2020 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

William Devane > Mike Connors.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2020 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

What was the book called? Everything you wanted to know about hitting on young children...but were afraid to ask.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2020 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

William Devane > Mike Connors.

I don't pray, but I might start, if only to right this incredible wrong.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2020 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Jim Phelps < William Devane.

 
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