Boy, it sounds like a dream! Our generation‘s Woody Allen huddled in a room together with some other generation’s Woody Allen, drinking coffee, maybe eating a sandwich if it was lunchtime, passing on his crowd funding wisdom so that Old Woody Allen might finally be able to make the kind of movies that he wants to make, after all these years. A sweet ending to a life wasted catering to the needs of the Money People. Too good to be true? No. Take it from New Woody Allen, and from The Huffington Post:

Braff said he and Allen were talking about working on a project together on the day the news of the Kickstarter-supported “Garden State” follow-up broke. Allen apparently “didn’t know what anyone was talking about” as the buzz spread. Braff admitted being “a little nervous” around Allen, wanting to keep his explanation “succinct.” But Allen wound up asking a slew of questions about the details of crowd funding, and Braff was able to school the seasoned filmmaker in the rapidly proliferating moviemaking trend.

”A couple of days ago, his assistant emailed me about something and I said to her: ‘P.S. I’ll always remember that I’m the one that explained crowd funding to Woody Allen,’” Braff said during the interview. “And she wrote back: ‘P.S. You explained it too well. He won’t stop talking about it.’”

P.S. STOP FLIRTING AND DO YOUR JOBS. I love “Allen apparently ‘didn’t know what anyone was talking about.’” You don’t have to know, Mr. Allen! Stay out of it! What were his questions, do you think? “Why?” “But, no, I understand, but why you?” “HOW MUCH MONEY?!” I don’t know. I guess I don’t know Woody Allen, maybe he’s into it? Will you donate to his next Kickstarter? (A remake of Annie Hall directed by Zach Braff, here’s hoping?) (“Finally, my vision. The way I always envisioned it.”)

Comments (21)
  1. If Zach Braff is our generation’s Woody Allen then our generation got the royal fucking screwjob.

  2. That’d be like explaining what pennies and nickels are to a millionaire.

  3. I guess it’s fitting that “rapidly proliferating” sounds like a more accurate descriptor of a new disease.

  4. Oh to be a fly on the wall of the room where the Most Charismatic Man in America explained something about project funding on the internet to the Oldest Neurotic Alive. Thrilling!

  5. “Uh, Zach, what is all this ‘twerking’ business?’”

    • I would love to see Zach Braff explain twerking to Woody Allen, and then have Woody Allen talk nonstop about it. I would also love to see Zach Braff twerk it. This is a kickstarter I would donate $ to.

  6. I need a video of J.D. & Turk twerking together!

  7. “Garden State” follow-up?

    Do they mean “the next movie he’s writing, directing, and starring in” or literally a sequel starring the same people from that movie?

    Because all I can remember about the movie is them wearing garbage bags and literally “screaming into the void” and I have absolutely no interest in funding a minute of film showing what those characters are doing 10 years later.

  8. Braff’s Kickstarter has raised $2,870,000.

    The Cleveland Courage Funds for the three kidnapped women have raised $650,000.


    • But Braff’s movie promises a lifetime of enrichment.

    • I won’t fund Zach Braff’s Kickstarter because I don’t like Zach Braff and wasn’t a fan of Garden State, but I don’t really think it’s fair to compare his Kickstarter to one for a charity.

      I’m guessing that most people donate about $50-$75 when they chip in to a project like this. If that’s how they want to spend their money, then that’s their decision. Maybe they also donate to charity. But saying that “money spent on this Kickstarter should go to charity (or a charity based Kickstarter)” would be making the argument that no one can purchase things for entertainment or enjoyment.

      DVDs, drinks at a bar, meals at restaurants, fancy phones or computer products, video games, etc. are all things that many people purchase. If donating $50 to some movie is so terrible, then so is buying a Playstation.

      Sorry, this isn’t an attack on you. I’m just responding to this idea in general that I have seen all over the internet since the Veronica Mars Kickstarter. In a perfect world, Kim Kardashian would not have millions of dollars when the average person struggles in a hard economy, teachers would make more than the cast of the Big Bang Theory, and garbage men would have the salary of a professional athlete.

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