L’American author Woody Allen intends to make “one or two more” films. However, for him, “the excitement has disappeared” for making films due to the decline of the theatrical experience, reports ‘Deadline’.
Allen expressed his wish during a conversation with Alec Baldwin, the actor who is currently the subject of legal proceedings for the fatal shooting of the Ukrainian cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of the western “Rust” in October last year. The conversation between Allen and Baldwin was streamed live on Instagram.
‘Deadline’ further indicates that if Woody Allen plans to direct the film, he did not reveal any details about the project, the 86-year-old filmmaker said he will direct a film which will be shot in Paris in late summer or early fall . His most recent film, “Rifkin’s Festival”, only grossed $2.3 million. It was released in the United States in a limited release earlier that year, but had little market impact.
Woody Allen has seen his career options narrow in recent years due to renewed investigation into sexual abuse allegations. The editor Hatchet also canceled the publication of his memoirs in 2020.
Even before Covid, Allen said the difficult environment for traditional theatrical releases was starting to weigh on him. “When I started, you would make a movie and it would go to a movie theater and to movie theaters all over the country, and people would come in their hundreds to watch it in a big group on a big screen,” he said. he said.
“Now you’re making a movie and you’ve got a few weeks in a movie theater. movie theater, maybe six weeks, four weeks, whatever. And then it goes straight to streaming or pay-per-view, and people love to sit at home with their big screen and watch it on their TV. As a result, he continues, “it’s not as pleasant for me.”
Over five decades, from the 1960s to the 2010s, Woody Allen averaged about one movie a year, writing and directing over 50 feature films. Writing in his new diary, the filmmaker said, “I don’t need to be cold in the winter or hot in the summer or get up at 5 a.m., make decisions all day.
I’m at home and can’t do anything but exercise, play the clarinet and write. I wrote a lot at home. I wrote a few plays. I said to myself: “What if I didn’t make films? It’s a nice way to live. And I thought, “Maybe I’ll do one or two more.” »