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06/09/01
Woody Allen: Terror attacks Play No Part in Hollywood
- American director talks about the US tragedy at the NFT

AMERICAN director and native New Yorker Woody Allen said Hollywood will avoid making films about terrorist atrocities in New York and Washington.

Speaking during an interview at the NFT in what was his first on-stage appearance in the UK, Allen said that Hollywood would most likely steer clear of making films featuring terrorist activities.

"I think there will be a lot of trepidation in commercial cinema about that subject matter," he said. "I am sure the people in Hollywood, whose main drive in films is to make money, would feel any reference or use of the word hijack or any reference to anything violent or remotely associated to that terrible tragedy would lose customers for them."

Allen expressed his opinion that he is optimistic about how New York and America are responding to the attacks. "I think we have gotten off to a good beginning, whether we can continue along and hold the line wisely as the President and Government have done I don't know. I hope so. But they have certainly gotten off to a measured start."




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