Thursday, June 25, 2009
Woody Allen speaks with Terry Gross about a wide range of topics including what his childhood was like, how the public (mis) perceives him, his athleticism, flunking out of college (he was a movie production major at NYU) and the role that his career and occasional moments of pleasure (watching sports, playing music, being with his family) play in distracting him (us) from the inescapable fact of sadness, suffering and the unsolvable problems of life. (Jobs are good because they present us with problems that can be solved - unlike the problems that life throws at us.)
It's a really fun interview with some very thoughtful moments. If you click on the title of this post you will be taken to it.