“What about Friday night?”
Humans are clean slates. There are no qualities indigenous to men or women. True, there is a different biology, but all defining choices in life affect both sexes & a woman, any woman is capable of defining herself with total FREEDOM. Therefore women are anything they choose to be & frequently have chosen & defined themselves greater than men. Don’t be fooled by THE ARTS! They’re no big deal; certainly no excuse for people acting like jerks & by that I mean, so what if up till now there were very few women artists. There may have been women far deeper than, say, Mozart or Da Vinci but contributing their genius in a different socially circumscribed context. Note how I switched from pen to pencil at this moment because in Lelouch’s film, A MAN & A WOMAN, he switches from color to black & White—So I underline my point using the same symbolism—Very clever? OK, then, very stupid.
Woody Allen to Diane Keaton, March, 1969.
Susan E. Morse, the editor of Woody Allen’s Manhattan, Hannah And Her Sisters, Zelig, The Purple Rose Of Cairo, and Crimes And Misdemeanors will edit the third season of Louie.
He is adapting his original screenplay, written with Douglas McGrath, into a stage musical that producers are aiming to open on Broadway in 2013.
“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.”
Happy Birthday, Mr. Allen. I hope you get your wish.
Woody Allen’s typewriter, scissors, and staplers
Woody Allen bought his Olympia portable SM-3 typewriter when he was 16, and he’s used it to type every single thing he’s written since then. “It cost me $40. The guy told me it would be around long after my death.” When he needs to cut and paste, he cuts and staples.
On today’s Fresh Air, how supernovas — like the one pictured above — helped scientists measure how fast the universe is expanding.
Tycho’s Supernova Remnant: Tycho’s Remnant Provides Shocking Evidence for Cosmic Rays (The hot, expanding debris of a supernova observed in 1572.) (by Smithsonian Institution)
Made me think of this: