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Woody Allen “Life Backwards”

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Woody Allen “Life Backwards”. By, Zach Hodgin. Background Information. Woody Allen, born  Allan Stewart Konigsberg, was born on December 1, 1935 Screenwriter , director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, poet, and musician Career has spanned five decades - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Woody Allen Life Backwards

Woody AllenLife BackwardsBy, Zach Hodgin

Background InformationWoody Allen, bornAllan Stewart Konigsberg, was born on December 1, 1935Screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, poet, and musicianCareer has spanned five decadesBorn inthe Bronxand raised inBrooklyn, New YorkStudied communication and film at New York UniversityWritten and directed twelve plays and over fifty movies

AwardsNominated for twenty-four Academy Awards and won four.Nominated for twenty-two British Academy of Film Awards and won nine. Nominated for thirteen Golden Globes and won two.

QuotesI am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happensThe talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable

PoemIn my next life I want to live my life backwards.You start out dead and get that out of the way.Then you wake up in an old people's homefeeling better every day.

You get kicked out for being too healthy,go collect your pension,and then when you start work,you get a gold watch and a party on your first day.

You work for 40 yearsuntil you're young enough to enjoy your retirement.You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous,then you are ready for high school.

You then go to primary school,you become a kid,you play.You have no responsibilities,you become a baby until you are born.

And then you spend your last 9 monthsfloating in luxurious spa-like conditionswith central heating and room service on tap

AnalysisSlight rhyme out of the waybetter every dayThe language used in Life Backwards is informal and casual.The poem was written for comedic reasons