Thursday, August 14, 2008

Woody Allen, King of Nihilism, Quote About Fame and Fortune

When I was in high school, I wrote a paper about famous figures in modern culture who were nihilists, and used Woody Allen as the focal point. Nihilism, the idea that nothing really means anything, is sometimes chic and sometimes not, but always food for thought. So I wasn't surprised to see this recent quote from him. And while he certainly has done some controversial things in recent years, he is certainly a writer's writer, and for that matter a filmmaker's filmmaker, and he knows how to nail relationship nuances down and capture all of us in our most neurotic moments. Yay for that. So let's go to the movies and enjoy him for what he is, a great filmmaker and the ultimate capturer of relationship angst. In the meantime, here's a good depressing quote from the king of nihilism himself. Enjoy it while you're eating your Chinese takeout - alone or not.

"I remember years ago coming home after a great triumph with "Love and Death" and the girl in the apartment across still wouldn't go out with me. I was home by myself eating Chinese food out of a bucket, with nothing to do, watching television. It never means anything."

If you see the vicky christina etc. and want to add your review here, you're welcome to.

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