The filmmaker depends on performers to attract financing, but a New York Times article suggests that model may be in trouble.
On January 28, the New York Times published a story speculating about future difficulties Woody Allen may encounter in trying to finance and distribute his films. The article noted the renewed attention being paid to Allen’s history in the wake of #MeToo — including stars publicly repudiating their work with the filmmaker and the first televised interview from his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Farrow first accused Allen of molesting her in 1992, when she was 7 years old, and has continued to maintain her story for the past quarter-century.
Alec Baldwin, who has worked with Allen on several films, has defended the director before, noting that no charges were filed against Allen following an investigation. While conceding that the conversation around Allen “no doubt has some purpose,” Baldwin has simultaneously characterized the renunciation of Allen’s work as “unfair and sad.”
Following the Times’s story, Baldwin once more tweeted in defense of Allen — and in the process cast doubt on Dylan Farrow:
1 of the most effective things Dylan Farrow has in her arsenal is the “persistence of emotion.” Like Mayella in TKAM, her tears/exhortations r meant 2 shame u in2 belief in her story.
But I need more than that before I destroy some1, regardless of their fame.
I need a lot more.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 28, 2018
Baldwin’s tweet seems to be comparing Dylan to Mayella Ewell, the character Tom Robinson is falsely accused of raping in To Kill a Mockingbird; Mayella is revealed to have lied about the rape with the encouragement of her manipulative father, Bob, who Read More Here