Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Woody Allen and the spirit of Greek Tragedy: from Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) to Match Point (2005)

Pau Gilabert Barberà


Many studies have already paid attention to what are called Woody Allen’s ‘serious films’. The aim of this article is to analyse the fluctuating sight of the American director with regard to Greek tragedy. Indeed, Gilabert is convinced that, only in this way, is it possible to reveal Allen’s true sympathy with the tragic spirit of the Greeks, as well as to understand his urge to present that ancient literary genre as a paradigm with the help of which one can evaluate the greatness and misery of our contemporary world.

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