Haute 100 New York Update: Woody Allen

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami,New YorkLos Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, Woody Allen’s most recent film has scored big with reviewers.

Woody Allen

Category: Thinkers

Industry: Film

What Made Him Haute: New York’s greatest auteur always presents his beloved Big Apple in a sophisticated and romanticized way. His film Vicky Christina Barcelona, which was released in August 2008, won the 2009 Spirit Award for Best Screenplay. A jazz clarinetist for more than 25 years, Allen made his operatic debut directing a new production for the opening of the L.A. Opera’s 2008-2009 season.

What Makes Him Haute Now: Woody Allen is making headlines for his new movie “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.” Although the movie opened to somewhat mixed reviews, many critics are praising Allen for making a dark comedy without losing his classic style with “crisp writing and direction that neither lollygags or rushes.” To top it off, the cast, which includes Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Naomi Watts and Josh Brolin, was said to be Allen’s best in years. According to The Detroit News, “If you like Woody, this is a must-see.”

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