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The Joy of Nihilism

August 10, 2008

This Newsweek article, an interview with Woody Allen, is a fascinating study in contrasts and self-contradiction.  It’s depressing, for sure… but it’s also enlightening about how an atheistic mind lives in agony.  I really do like Allen’s movies, but this makes me hurt for the little guy.  Makes me pity poor Uncle Morty.

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  1. bobby permalink
    August 10, 2008 10:20 pm

    I don’t think a day goes by when something doesn’t remind me of a joke I heard in a Woody Allen movie. With some clunkers along the way, he’s made a long list of perceptive, funny, even life affirming movies. The absolutely clever and funny ways he presents dark ideas is exactly why he’s worth studying. His humor is the door for folks like us to walk into if we want to see how a person with deep, black hopelessness thinks. He’s frustrating for being so blase about his own talent, and downright boring in his repetitiveness of his bleaker conclusions (I blame article writers for this more than him, for continually hitting the same button just so they can mention “Anhedonia”), but he makes up for it by being thoughtful, hyperintelligent, and never not funny. My only question is why the artist on this article drew him like the Church Lady.

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