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
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