Woody Allen Book Sales Jump After Alec Baldwin Interview, Director Says He Wish He Could Direct WC Fields, The Marx Brothers, Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope

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Woody Allen is not retiring, let’s be clear. He shoots “one or two” more films, starting with one at the end of the summer in Paris.

Woody’s interview with Alec Baldwin yesterday (see below) boosted sales of his new collection of stories and essays, ‘Zero Gravity’. The publicity for the interview sent the book up about 4,000 notches on Amazon.

In the interview, Woody says he lost the excitement of making movies because of streaming and his disappointment with people not seeing his movies in theaters. Woody tells Alec that he wrote several plays during the pandemic and thought about writing a novel.

Woody tells Baldwin that he wished he could run WC Fields, the Marx Brothers, Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis. Woody says Hope was very talented before he became “this Republican and Lewis did ‘a lot of silly movies.’

Baldwin says Woody is one of the few people he knows who has a wall of books in his living room, and they’ve all been read.

“No, I haven’t read them,” Woody replies, “I have them because the books are warm!”

Good interview, but I would have liked to hear Woody speak more than Alec.


Roger Friedman started his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His film reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes and he is a member of the film and television arms of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years, including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid-90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn’t). not so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. . He is also screenwriter and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive”, a selection from the Cannes, Sundance and Telluride festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.