Illustrations

Love, Death, and Woody: 50 Years of Woody Allen in Film

An illustrated take on the work of Woody Allen © Nathan Gelgud

With Woody Allen turning eighty on December 1, we thought it would be a good time to look back at his fifty years of filmmaking.

Just how great were those comedies he made in the 1970s, and what are the key turning points in his career? How did he get full artistic control of all of his movies, and what are his main obsessions? Has he been making the same movie over and over for half a century, or is his body of work complex in its variety?

We brought in illustrator Nathan Gelgud to address these questions and plenty more in his celebration and examination of the career of the great writer-director.

Woody Allen by Nathan Gelgud