Hollywood Factory: Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

20Sep10

No matter where you were in SF today, there was a screening – it was Wall Street 2 at Metreon, The Romantics at the Landmark Clay with Elijah Wood/Jeremy Strong Q&A, and You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger at the Variety Club.  I attended the latter amidst critic luminaries like Jan Wahl just to see what Woody Allen is up to, and what he is up to is feeding the content factory with the tried and true with a film that could have easily been written in the 1990s, an era free of sexting, online dating, and social media mating.  Not sure how you can tell a modern tale of mid-life crisis without mention of Facebook once.  The other time warp is that the drama centers on a writer struggling to get published, well problem solved Josh Brolin! simply upload your PDF to Amazon’s CreateSpace and find your audience within seconds in the long tail of millions.  The prostitute wants to be an actress, hey, be current and show her YouTube channel.  We’ll see how the reviews pan out, but I’d run to go see Catfish before giving a thumbs up to You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger.

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