Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American director, writer and comedian whose career spans more than six decades. He began his career as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes and scripts for television and publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, he performed as a stand-up comedian, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes, where he developed the persona of an insecure, fretful nebbish, which he maintains is quite different from his real-life personality. In 2004 Comedy Central ranked Allen fourth on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, while a UK survey ranked Allen the third-greatest comedian. By the mid-1960s Allen was writing and directing films, first specializing in slapstick comedies before moving into dramatic material influenced by European art cinema during the 1970s, alternating between comedies and dramas to the present, he is identified as part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmakers of the mid-1960s to late 1970s. Allen stars in his films in the persona he developed as a standup.
Some of the best-known of his over 50 films are Annie Hall, Manhattan and Her Sisters and Misdemeanors, Midnight in Paris. In 2007 he said Stardust Memories, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Match Point were his best films. Critic Roger Ebert described Allen as "a treasure of the cinema". Allen has received many honors, he has won four Academy Awards: three for one for Best Director. He garnered nine British Academy Film Awards, his screenplay for Annie Hall was named the funniest screenplay by the Writers Guild of America in its list of the "101 Funniest Screenplays". In 2011 PBS televised the film biography Woody Allen: A Documentary on its series American Masters. Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on December 1, 1935, he and his sister, future film producer Letty, were raised in Brooklyn's Midwood neighborhood. He is the son of Nettie, a bookkeeper at her family's delicatessen, Martin Konigsberg, a jewelry engraver and waiter, his family is Jewish. S. from Austria and the Lithuanian city of Panevėžys.
They spoke German and Yiddish. Both of Allen's parents were raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Allen's childhood was not happy, he joked that he was sent to inter-faith summer camps when he was young. While attending Hebrew school for eight years, he went to Public School 99 and Midwood High School, graduating in 1953. Unlike his comic persona, he was more interested in baseball than school and his strong arms ensured he was picked first for teams, he impressed students with his talent for magic tricks. Allen wrote jokes for agent David O. Alber to make money, Alber sold them to newspaper columnists. At age 17, he changed his name to Heywood Allen and began to call himself Woody. According to Allen, his first published joke read: "Woody Allen says he ate at a restaurant that had O. P. S. Prices—over people's salaries." He was earning more than both of his parents combined. After high school, he attended New York University, studying communication and film in 1953, before dropping out after failing the course "Motion Picture Production".
He left during the first semester. He taught himself rather than studying in the classroom, he taught at The New School and studied with writing teacher Lajos Egri.p.74 Allen began writing short jokes when he was 15, the following year began sending them to various Broadway writers to see if they'd be interested in buying any. He began going by the name "Woody Allen". One of those writers was Abe Burrows, coauthor of Guys and Dolls, who wrote, "Wow! His stuff was dazzling." Burrows wrote Allen letters of introduction to Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers, Peter Lind Hayes, who sent Allen a check for just the jokes Burrows included as samples. As a result of the jokes Allen mailed to various writers, he was invited age 19, to join the NBC Writer's Development Program in 1955, followed by a job on The NBC Comedy Hour in Los Angeles, he was hired as a full-time writer for humorist Herb Shriner earning $25 a week. He began writing scripts for The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, specials for Sid Caesar post-Caesar's Hour, other television shows.p.111 By the time he was working for Caesar, he was earning $1,500 a week.
He worked alongside Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon. He worked with Danny Simon, whom Allen credits for helping form his writing style. In 1962 alone he estimated. Allen wrote for the Candid Camera television show, appeared in some episodes, he wrote jokes for the Buddy Hackett sitcom Stanley and for The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, in 1958 he co-wrote a few Sid Caesar specials with Larry Gelbart. After writing for many of television's leading comedians and comedy shows, Allen was gaining a reputation as a "genius", composer Mary Rodgers said; when given an assignment for a show he would leave and come back the next day with "reams of paper", according to producer Max Liebman. After he wrote for Bob Hope, Hope called him "half a genius", his daily wr
The Bloody Vultures of Alaska is a 1973 western adventure film directed by Harald Reinl and starring Doug McClure, Harald Leipnitz and Angelica Ott. It was made as a co-production between West Yugoslavia; the film's sets were designed by the art director Zeljko Senecic. Location shooting took place around Dachstein in Austria and the Plitvice Lakes and Dubrovnik in Croatia, it is set in Alaska during the gold rush. Doug McClure as Don Rutland Harald Leipnitz as Mark Monty Angelica Ott as Betty Roberto Blanco as Ham-A-Ham Kristina Nel as Rose Cotton Klaus Löwitsch as Lapporte Kurt Bülau as Sanders Ivan Stimac as Billy Sanders Miha Baloh as Buffins Fahro Konjhodžić Branko Špoljar as Doc Vladimir Krstulovic Mirko Boman as Shat Ilija Ivezić as Frank Fox Voyo Goric as Achua-hua Heinz Reincke as Capt'n Brandy Pitts, Michael R. Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films. McFarland, 2012; the Bloody Vultures of Alaska on IMDb
The 2017 Campeonato Paulista de Futebol Profissional da Primeira Divisão - Série A1 is the 116th season of São Paulo's top professional football league. In the first stage the sixteen teams are drawn, with seeding, into four groups of four teams each, with each team playing once against the twelve clubs from the other three groups. After each team has played twelve matches, the top two teams of each group qualify for the quarter-final stage. After the completion of the first stage, the two clubs with the lowest number of points, regardless of the group, will be relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Série A2. Quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals are played in a two-legged home and away fixture, with the best placed first stage team playing the second leg at home. In case of a draw in any knockout stage, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out; the teams are ranked according to points. If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings: Higher number of wins.
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