I am old enough to remember when Woody Allen was funny. You know, the Woody Allen of Manhattan, Annie Hall or, more recently, Bullets Over Broadway. The Woody Allen that would have release a film and, that alone, was the event of the year. The film would’ve excited audiences and would’ve made me crave for more. That Woody Allen is, of course, dead. Cryogenics or some other weird science like that brought to life this monster, this other fake guy that we have to put up with so that new film stars like Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz and Ewan McGregor can say “I have worked with Woody! Isn’t that greaaaat?”. Now even cities seem to be interested in being filmed by Woody. What is next? Entrepreneurs? This is about to become even more wrong and immoral than already is.
But, thanks to YouTube – who else – we can turn back time and enjoy some delightful ‘new’ stuff. An interview with religious nutcase Billy Graham is certainly one of those gems. Woody is funny and engaging as usual, but he also makes Billy funny and engaging – a true miracle. Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2.
An interesting question. How come it looks like the kind of interview that would’ve not happen in the US today? Maybe it isn’t that interesting, actually. It is just a pathetic thought.