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Woody Allen - Moralist or Idolater?

June 26, 2011

woody-allen-beach.jpgManhattan ends with Allen agreeing with Mariel Hemingway who says,  "Have a little faith!"

 Does she mean in God? No, in teenage girls like her

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Woody Allen is the most prolific filmmaker of our time.

His movies can be divided into two categories. A few are unique in affirming a universal Moral Order, i.e. God.

However most have the premise that God doesn't exist and human life is cruel and absurd. They promote young women and sex as a panacea. His latest movie, "Midnight in Paris" (2011) falls into this category.  (More later.)

Due to people like Allen, this sex cult has taken possession of society, The whole "modern" era has been focused on sexual "liberation." This cult isn't just idolatrous; it is satanic.

Judaism lays claim to Moses, the law giver. But Talmudic Judaism has more in common with Baal worship than Moses. After money,  the young blonde that Woody Allen and Larry David crave in "Whatever Works" (2009) is literally a Golden Calf.


There is a scene in "Manhattan"  (1979) that made me hope Allen would emerge as a serious artist.  Allen is standing beside a human skeleton in a classroom chiding a friend for some improper behavior. His friend says, "who do you think you are, God?"

Allen replies:"I've got to model  myself on someone."

(Unfortunately, the movie ends with Allen agreeing with Mariel Hemingway who says,  "Have a little faith!"  Does she mean in God? No, in teenage girls like herself.)

Flash ahead to his greatest movie, "Crimes and Misdemeanors"  (1989.) The protagonist is being blackmailed by a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair. She threatens to destroy his marriage and career. He wrestles with the decision to have her "disposed of." He waits for God's retribution. More than any movie I've seen, this film raises the questions, "Does God exist?"  and "Why does He permit evil?"

Allen returns to this theme in "Cassandra's  Dream" (2007) where two brothers played by Collin Farrell and Ewan McGregor agree to murder a business associate of their rich uncle. The acting and writing are superb. I couldn't believe Allen wrote this because it was so original and British.

The movie was particularly bracing because, unlike the protagonist in "Crimes & Misdemeanors," the Collin Farrell character cannot slough off his feelings of guilt. The purpose of art is to uphold spiritual truth.
I felt inspired for days.


As you know, Allen has been cranking out movies annually since 1966. His latest efforts have ranged from surprisingly original and good ("You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"; "Melinda"  and "Jade Scorpion" ) to clunkers ("Smalltime Crooks"  "Matchpoint" and "Scoop" ) "Vickie Christina Barcelona" was a field guide to female worship (aka "romance") and sexual perversion.

His current movie "Midnight in Paris" has critics hoodwinked. They say it is a return to his best work. Nonsense. It is terrible. He telegraphs his message by Western Union.

There is nothing more painful than watching Owen Wilson play Woody Allen, using Allen's own words. Owen Wilson will never be a Jewish nebbish.

The movie relies on the conceit that Allen can travel back to the literary heyday of 1920's Paris. He is supposed to learn that the "Good Ole Days" weren't.
This might have been amusing if Hemingway, Picasso, Fitzgerald et al were satirized. But they are cardboard cutouts, secular gods sustained by Illuminati Jewish hero-worship and hype.

Allen learns his lesson by idealizing a 1920's woman who hates her own era and takes him to the 1890's "Belle Epoch" only to find the artists then also were nostalgic. 

Before that, she informs him that at Catholic school, she and her friends hired a prostitute to teach them tricks which she practised on every artist in Paris. Her long resume doesn't tarnish her glamor. The modern ideal of woman is a whore.

Allen parades his arrested development as a model for others. He thinks the basis of a sound relationship is when a beautiful woman adores the same art that he does, starting with his own.   

At the end, the Allen character is lost until he finds such a woman to feed his ego. Meanwhile the tiresome lyrics of Cole Porter's "Birds Do it, Bees Do It"  blast away, a reminder that gays and Illuminati Jews always have partnered in spreading the gospel of sex.


Hopefully Woody Allen will discover that his universe is empty only because he  banished God from it, and that his existential angst is self-induced.

Until then, he will do what Baal worshipers and satanists have done since Moses and Christ,  worship their own egos and fetishes. Now that's frightening!

The universe would be less absurd  if men like Allen devoted their lives to bringing God into the world. We were created to be His agents. If God allows evil, it is because we do.

If only Woody Allen had a little more faith in God.


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Comments for "Woody Allen - Moralist or Idolater?"

Anonymous said (June 28, 2011):

I can attest to the fact this kind of immoral smut has entered into main stream Christianity. I say this with fact and having over heard some women at the methodist church where sometimes I attend making plans to attend this play in the major city which is close by.

This is the same spirit that infected the Weimer Republic of pre-world war two Germany headed up by no other than the illuminati Jews who dominated the arts and entertainment industry just as they do now here in the US.

I enjoy your articles Henry and can say they are factual and spot on only because I do my own research, and if you don't mind me saying, I verify your information. Those who have attacked you for being misleading, do not take the time to investigate the world around them.

Debra said (June 27, 2011):

Woody Allen reinforces anti-Semitism aiding the Synagogue of Satan to steal Israel from Israelites.

Talmudic-Judaism wasn't as far back as Moses but far back as 600 BC around 2600 years ago. At that time, counterfeit Levitical priests claimed to be from the Tribes of Judah and of Benjamin forming communities in
Jerusalem under the Talmud and thus were the beginnings of people called "Jews". They proceeded to take the Blessings from the Davidic line unto themselves, but they're not Israelites, nor did God say rebuild the Temple after destroying it due to the Conspiracy.

This continues to the present day, the claim to Jerusalem, Solomon's Temple by counterfeit-Jews from which to run the world under the Satanic N.W.O., the Talmudic Conspiracy of The Protocols.

A reason people err, thinking Jews were as far back as Moses, is because these counterfeit-Jews led people to believe Judaism is The Torah, and did it to keep people from returning to God's Law.
Rev. 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are NOT, but [are] (Idumeans) the synagogue of Satan.

Woody Allen does the same (maybe unknowingly) inferring Judaism = Jew = Jewish = The Torah.

"Jew" or "Jewish" is the antithesis to God's Law whether one is an Israelite or counterfeit-Israelite. This Lie keeps people from the thing necessary to defeat this enemy, thus the lie in the first place.

Galenis said (June 27, 2011):

To buy a ticket to any Allen movie is to support the advancement of everything ugly and detrimental about society and the agenda that drives that. In the future, please try to resist your efforts to do so. I have boycotted him ever since he destroyed his family a couple of decades back. Yes, now and then he throws crumbs of decency/brilliance, but are they worth the overall message of decadence and betrayal? And yeah, I haven't seen the movie you review, but how could anyone showcase Paris in the 20's and omit Henry Miller?

Debbie said (June 27, 2011):

Woody Allen tore up his humanity card when he decided to have sex with his step daughter. He's an incestuous pedophile so nothing he does should matter.

Luther said (June 27, 2011):

I'm in rural Michigan. I've never met anyone in my 48 years that ever thought Woody Allen mattered. Prolific film maker of our generation? Clint Eastwood. Who is positioned where Clint was 35 years ago? Sandra Bullock.

To heck with those coastal urban jerks. They only matter to progressives who think they know everything because their little circle of brain dead friends agree with them.

That's just the way it is in corn land.

Jeff said (June 27, 2011):

After reading your article about Woody Allen's films, the first thing I thought of was "Annie Hall," and how that film alone could have its own dissertation at least twice the length of your summation of his whole oeuvre.

I've seen it many times over the years and, though I haven't seen every Allen film ever made, I have seen a lot of them, and "Annie Hall" must be the most overtly Jewish of them all. It was on TV not too long ago (PBS, no less) and I was flabbergasted. One of your readers already commented at length about its message of nothingness and nebbish-ish neurosis, a recurring theme of Allen's, but what really floored me this time was the complete lack of humor involved. I guess there are laughs for Goyim livestock who don't know they're the butt of the joke, as well as knowing chuckles for those of The Tribe, but even for all his self-deprecation he WINS.

Dan said (June 26, 2011):

Woody Allen is one of he leading writers of a certain Hollywood genre since 1972 with 'Play It Again Sam'. He started in the late 50's as a comedy writer for hit late night talk show host Ernie Kovaks, along with Mel Brooks. He had a smart career during the '60's, but the 1970's is when he bloomed to recognition as the heir of the Ernst Lubitsch era of "sophisticated, urbane romantic comedy' from Hollywood. Allen studied and perfected his own version of "the Lubitsch Touch'.

A society that doesn't know where it's been can't tell where it is much less where it's going. Allen didn't start the cult of idealized unrequited lust. I give him credit for staying above the septic tank of R rated pornography and blasphemy that passes for 'romantic' comedies now. But his paradigm of heterosexual attraction and love is just as skewed in its way.

Those familiar with Lubitsch classics (such as 'Trouble in Paradise', 1932) know they're heavy on visual surface glamor shot with spectacular cityscape backdrops that makes you want to 'be' the people in the movie. Ethics and morality - such as marital fidelity - are swept off the table by glorious sudden attraction. The 'eye candy' of elegant surroundings makes it seem right and necessary that the man and woman consumate. The Lubitsch formula was to make the viewer want to be or 'have' the pretty people in the story - then spend an hour sustaining that attraction while denying it 'consummation' till the finale.

I saw 'Annie Hall' five times because it was so immensely influential on all the college girls I knew in 1977. I couldn't identify what it was about the characters or plot that made it the most addictive movie of the year for youth. Diane Keeton wasn't that attractive. The relationship was meaningless. It consisted of Allen's projection of his Playboy magazine idealism on an air-headed, spoiled NYU student shiksa. I've concluded the spell was Allen's mastery of cinematic tease - as the character Alvie Singer summed up in the film, “There's an old joke that goes - Doc, my brother’s crazy, he thinks he’s a chicken.” The doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” and the guy says, “I would, but we need the eggs.”

Allen applies this wisdom to 'relationships': “they're totally irrational and crazy and absurd… but I guess we keep going through it because most of us need the eggs.” The 'genius' of this movie is that it presents a totally meaningless relationship as if it's the ultimate possibility of herterosexual "love". Millions of women (and men) of my generation bought that Idea with the effect college girls had no faith in love and marriage ever being a real possibility.

As for men: Allen's dyanmic isn't marital love - it's not even heterosexual. The characters in these movies could as easily be a couple of guys or girls.

For all his urbane sophistication, that seems over Allen's head. I too, hope he has the flash of maturity that's long overdue.

I'll quote NPR's review on his latest movie:
" Philosophically, Allen has settled on resignation, a cosmic shrug: There's no God, no justice, people are inconstant, life is meaningless — so where do you wanna eat?"

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at