“If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. ” Woody Allen

“If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. ” Woody Allen

Woody Allen (1935 - present) Three Key Films: Annie Hall (1977), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Woody Allen (1935 - present) Three Key Films: Annie Hall (1977), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

The American actor and film director Woody Allen. New York City, 1969. Photographed by Philippe Halsman.

The American actor and film director Woody Allen. New York City, 1969. Photographed by Philippe Halsman.

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.

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.

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