When it comes to comedy, no filmmaker does it quite like the incomparable Woody Allen.
His list of accolades for his work is a lengthy one; it includes 5 Oscar wins, 24 nominations, as well as the #1 spot on the WGA's list of 101 Funniest Screenplays (for Annie Hall). So clearly, studying a career like Allen's, which now spans half a damn century, would do any and every filmmaker some tremendous good.
Illustrator Nathan Gelgud has created an infographic for Signature that takes a sweeping look at different aspects of the Bronx-born director's work, like how he managed to keep creative control of his films, his themes, and why Stardust Memories, not Annie Hall or Manhattan, is the quintessential Woody Allen movie (even though his fans took as kind of an insult and basically said, "Peace"). Enjoy!
What do you think about Gelgud's reading of Woody Allen's career? Do you think that Allen has ever made "a truly great movie?" If so, which one? Let us know in the comments below.