Woody Allen says New York unchanged after 9/11

25th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 October 2007, MADRID -(AFP) - New York has not changed since the September 11, 2001 attacks, Oscar-winning US film director Woody Allen said Wednesday during a radio interview in Spain. "I can't tell the difference between the New York of before and after the tragedy, unless you go to the airport where security has been reinforced noticeably," Allen told Cadena Ser when asked if the city was less liveable after the attacks.

25 October 2007

MADRID -(AFP) - New York has not changed since the September 11, 2001 attacks, Oscar-winning US film director Woody Allen said Wednesday during a radio interview in Spain.
 
"I can't tell the difference between the New York of before and after the tragedy, unless you go to the airport where security has been reinforced noticeably," Allen told Cadena Ser when asked if the city was less liveable after the attacks.

Allen, 71, was born and raised in New York and has set most of his movies there, including "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan".

At the 2002 Academy Awards he pleaded with producers to continue filming in the city after the attacks against New York and Washington in which around 3,000 people were killed.

Allen is currently wrapping up work on his first-ever movie to be filmed in Spain, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", which stars his current muse, Scarlett Johansson, along with Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem and is set in Barcelona.

It is Allen's fourth straight film to be shot in Europe. He filmed his last three features -- "Match Point", "Scoop" and the soon to be released "Cassandra's Dream" -- in London.

"I film in Europe because my films get financing here," he told the radio station.

Barcelona city hall and the government of Spain's affluent northeastern region of Catalonia both provided funding for Allen's latest film, a move criticised by some local residents who said aid should go to home-grown works.

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