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Every Woody Allen Stammer From Every Woody Allen Movie
posted by flapjax at midnite (35 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's Woody, God bless 'im.
posted by carping demon at 5:07 PM on March 26, 2013


Watching Woody Allen stammer himself into old age was meant to be Christian Marclay's next project
posted by 0bvious at 5:10 PM on March 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


Horrible.
posted by stevil at 5:12 PM on March 26, 2013


Imagine the meta-irony, of You Tube skipping a little the whole way through.
posted by timsteil at 5:13 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


I guessed that this would probably be about an hour long. I was only off by about 15 minutes.
posted by asnider at 5:25 PM on March 26, 2013


Every Woody Allen Stammer From Every Woody Allen Movie

Only 45 minutes? I call shennanigans.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 5:27 PM on March 26, 2013


Truly hoping this thread isn't tainted by harsh words towards Woody. That man has brought so much pleasure to my life it's ridiculous.
posted by davebush at 5:33 PM on March 26, 2013 [7 favorites]


Kenneth Branagh's weird Woody impersonation from the pretty dreadful Celebrity ought to have been included.
posted by Bromius at 5:33 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


This seems like it should be reworked into something along the lines of Lore Sjoberg's Your Roommate Plays the Indigo Girls.
posted by logicpunk at 5:35 PM on March 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


Easy, people. Woody can handle his fists pretty good.
posted by Capt. Renault at 5:54 PM on March 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


I - I - W - It - I've just, just figured out that uh, my least favorite part of Woody Allen movies (which I generally like) is the stuttering. I barely made it through two minutes of that video.
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:54 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


In college, I gave my stereo to a friend who lived 5 hours away because my roommate played the Indigo Girls on it at high volume. My explaining to her why I was getting rid of the stereo was full of Woody Allenesque stammers because I wasn't really telling her the real reason I was getting rid of the stereo.
posted by perhapses at 5:59 PM on March 26, 2013


That would be mefi's own Lore Sjoberg.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 5:59 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


the only plus side of this current "every" trend is that eventually we'll get every utterance of the words "God" "Damn" and "Hell" that Charlton Heston ever uttered ... at which point the internet will finally have finished the work it was developed to do, machines will go silent, people will read books again, children will be heard laughing in the distance.
posted by philip-random at 6:03 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hey, this gives me the opportunity to link to my favorite comment on the blue.

One day he assembled them into a 30 minute long string... just "uh um uh f-f-f like ugh em t tsk uh eh ya em tt" for 30 straight minutes. It was brilliant. It was so stressful to listen to.
posted by Existential Dread at 6:16 PM on March 26, 2013


I wonder if doing the opposite and deleting this footage from all those movies would improve them, or would he not be as lovable?
posted by bitslayer at 6:47 PM on March 26, 2013


This is what they show FOREVER in the level of Hell where I will go. *shudder*
posted by wenestvedt at 7:02 PM on March 26, 2013


That would be mefi's own Lore Sjoberg.

Another person who has given me much laughter and enjoyment over the years.

Disparage Woody in this thread at your own peril, MeFites!
posted by ShutterBun at 7:22 PM on March 26, 2013


I gave my stereo to a friend who lived 5 hours away because my roommate played the Indigo Girls on it at high volume.

*crosses perhapses off the xmas card list*
posted by hippybear at 7:27 PM on March 26, 2013


I love Woody Allen so much. Death-haunted neurotics deserve to be presented as romantic leads just like everyone else. Hilariously, the IMDB quotes page for the famous speech at the end of Manhattan transcribes all the stuttering and stammering:

Isaac Davis: Why is life worth living? It's a very good question. Um... Well, There are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile. uh... Like what... okay... um... For me, uh... ooh... I would say... what, Groucho Marx, to name one thing... uh... um... and Wilie Mays... and um... the 2nd movement of the Jupiter Symphony... and um... Louis Armstrong, recording of Potato Head Blues... um... Swedish movies, naturally... Sentimental Education by Flaubert... uh... Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra... um... those incredible Apples and Pears by Cezanne... uh... the crabs at Sam Wo's... uh... Tracy's face...

Like he's convincing himself, like he can't believe there's anything worthwhile in this world but somehow there is.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:27 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Kenneth Branagh's weird Woody impersonation from the pretty dreadful Celebrity ought to have been included.

As should Owen Wilson's equally odd Allen impersonation from the dull and dreary Midnight in Paris.
posted by item at 7:35 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


...and now I see that MiP is apparently pretty much universally acclaimed, with a 7.7 IMDB score and oodles of fans.

I don't get it.
posted by item at 7:36 PM on March 26, 2013


I wonder if doing the opposite and deleting this footage from all those movies would improve them, or would he not be as lovable?

The stammering hesitancy thing that Woody Allen does is this wonderful mix of development of tension, comic timing, and character quirk/development which is incredibly effective in whatever combination of those intents it is deployed to create. It's peculiar and odd to see them all divorced from the actual moments in which they appear like this.

It's like, okay first of all, someone (actually two people) had to actually watch EVERY WOODY ALLEN ACTING ROLE and tag and extract all of these. Second of all -- Huffington Post? They were possibly paid for this? Amazing!

But who imagines this kind of thing, and what does it say about their understanding of Allen and what he is doing? Do they possibly believe that maybe the movies would be better if, in fact, all these were removed somehow? Or was this some kind of stoned idea which took too deep a root?

It's fascinating. It's horrible and brilliant all at once. Thanks for posting!
posted by hippybear at 7:42 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like Woody Allen's character on South Park
posted by KokuRyu at 7:50 PM on March 26, 2013


Suggesting the "supercut" tag.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 8:03 PM on March 26, 2013


Gaaa!...it's the opposite of the end of Cinema Paradiso.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:12 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Marge: Did anyone see that new Woodsy Allen movie?
Ned: You know, I like his films except for that nervous fellow that's always in them.

posted by jeffen at 10:09 PM on March 26, 2013


Has he ever played opposite Bob Newhart? I'd love to see that scene.
posted by CaseyB at 10:23 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


In a split screen telephone call scene. A single exchange could take an entire half-hour sitcom episode.
posted by hippybear at 10:30 PM on March 26, 2013


After a while the stuttering becomes kind of normal, but you start to notice something about Woody Allen:

He recycles the same gags.

I intellectually sort of new this (it's more apparent in his writing), but this video really brings it home.

That said, a dog named Alvy Singer is sitting on my bed right now, so I guess Woody Allen is forgiven.
posted by Sara C. at 11:53 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Um.. er, ahem, what dgaicun said.
posted by sammyo at 8:40 AM on March 27, 2013


I prefer his early, funnier stammering. Why can't he get back to that?
posted by ludwig_van at 9:28 AM on March 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


I just leave this on in the background and it becomes a Steve Reich piece.
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 9:37 AM on March 27, 2013


Did you ever have a dreams?
posted by mjklin at 6:06 AM on March 28, 2013


I just leave this on in the background and it becomes a Steve Reich piece.

Maybe the best place for a Steve Reich piece?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:23 AM on March 28, 2013


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