Wednesday, June 20

Exclusive: Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn in Barcelona by Barcelona Photoblog

Exclusive: Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn in Barcelona by Barcelona Photoblog [enlarge]

Everybody knows that Woody Allen is in Barcelona picking up the best locations for his 2008 movie (according to some sources called "Midnight in Barcelona"). It is no secret that they start shooting next summer and that the main actors are Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall. Of course it is not the first time Woody Allen visits Barcelona, where he usually plays the clarinet with the New Orleans Jazz Band. Admirers he has many, not only because he has a long filmography but also because of the intelligent humor, his talent as an actor, the peculiar psychological traits of his characters, the perfect scripts and the European flavor of his work as film director. I have always been a fan of his movies so the other day after coming out of Can Manel restaurant near La Barceloneta beach I almost fell flat on my, you know, when I saw Mr. Woody Allen, the one and only and Soon-Yi strolling along the walk on their way to Hotel Arts. Thanks God my wife and I were sitting on a bench trying to hardly digest a superb paella and gee, I was holding my camera, ready, with everything tuned up (can you believe that!). He was my first celebrity, I loved his work and I was there! I did not stop to think about politeness and even forgot to ask him for an autograph. After I was done, I turned round to my wife: "Did you see that? That was Woody Allen" - she said. "I know, I got it all here" - I remarked wearing a big smile. "Look at my hands", I was still trembling!
Here is another similar snapshot I took of Woody Allen and his wife, Soon-Yi.

*New: And talking about famous actors and great movies, here is a LINK to a topic which is hot right now in Google: AFI (American Film Institute) Best 100 Movies of All Times list for 2007. Guess who is number 35?: "Annie Hall," 1977.

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Blogger Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

What a lucky day, Carlos! With this shot your blog may be picked up by the media. Be prepared for an avalanche of visitors. Wow. Good for you! :)

3:48 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Wow! That was a great catch! Always so good not to leave home without it--the camera!!!

We have a guest's photo in the Guelph blog today!

My PAD and
Guelph Daily Photo

6:36 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Your first celebrity shot, and what an excellent one!
This is brilliant Carlos, I can't believe your luck (and talent)!

Emmmm not EVERYONE knows Woody Allen is currently in Barcelona, the news hasn't filtered through to Australia, or maybe nobody cares here... anyway, I'm a great admirer of his work too!


6:51 AM  
Blogger Kuanyin said...

Congrats on your celebrity shot! The second one looks like Woody is hiding under his hat from you! :-)

10:04 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

They are astounding shots - Paparazzo Carlos! Makes me all tingly (she who never recognises ANYONE!)

1:25 PM  
Blogger isabella said...

Shaking hands or not, you took excellent candid shots!
You can probably sell them to some "rag" for a pretty penny ;-)

In the States, we also recognize his talent, but we dislike him for his personal conduct...

2:19 PM  
Blogger RamblingRound said...

Exciting! You were at the right place at the right time! And with your camera! So are you joining the Paparazzi?

2:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Good for you!!! THe shot is great, I think I would have been nervous too, I´m a big fan of him.
How long is he going to be in Barcelona? I wish he´d stay until the end of July, that´s when I´m cominG to Barcelona.

BTW, I´ve just read the article about the 100 best movies of all times a few minutes before reading your post!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Timing is everything. Great shot and delightful write-up.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks my friends. I am overwhelmed by the multiple comments. I am really flattered.

12:13 AM  
Blogger The Toronto Team said...

Wow! that's like a once in a lifetime story. I am also a huge Woody Allen fan. Gotta keep that camera on the ready!!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I literally love him !!! Then I like how he is holding her hand :-) --- Great capture Carlos !!!

12:25 AM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Estás hecho todo un paparazzi!! le tuviste bien cerca eh? Qué emoción, Woody Allen es todo un personaje... Enhorabuena!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous annulla said...

What a great shot! Your hands may have been shaking, but it certainly didn't affect the quality of the photo. I, too, am a big fan of Woody Allen and admire your ability to spot and capture a celebrity.

3:53 PM  

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