“If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. ” Woody Allen
The American actor and film director Woody Allen. New York City, 1969. Photographed by Philippe Halsman.
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When it comes to comedy, no filmmaker does it quite like the incomparable Woody Allen. His list of accolades for his work is a lengthy one; it includes 5 Oscar wins, 24 nominations, as well as the #1 spot on the WGA's list of 101 Funniest Screenplays (for Annie Hall). So clearly, studying a career like Allen's, which now spans half a damn century, would do any and every filmmaker some tremendous good.