Why Can’t I Enjoy Woody Allen Movies?

Authorship and art are inextricably tied, so what can we do when we love the art and loathe the artist?

Mister Lichtenstein
4 min readJul 22, 2022

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Part of the opening sequence of the masterpiece Manhattan, by Woody Allen, via Fandago’s Youtube channel.

Manhattan is objectively one of the greatest films ever made. It’s well written, well acted, well directed, well shot and well edited. There’s just one problem with it. I feel dirty watching it. Why? Because the film’s author is…

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