Woody brings third British film to Toronto

Sept. 13, 2007 at 5:44 PM

TORONTO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- New York filmmaker Woody Allen -- who has made his last three films in England -- admits he doesn’t know how to write dialogue real British people might say.

"I lay on my bed writing at home, and I have no idea what exists in the real world in terms of what I'm writing," Allen said at a Toronto International Film Festival news conference for his third British film, “Cassandra's Dream,” the Toronto sun reported Thursday.

"It's all through the actors; I cannot write in that idiom," Allen said. "I write in such a way that I'm trying not to be offensive to the ear for the British actors who'll be saying the words. They say it in their own way, in their own rhythm and they change the words to Anglicize it."

The "Annie Hall" and "Match Point" filmmaker said that when he began his career, he always idolized auteurs like Bergman, Fellini, Bunuel and DeSica.

"I always wanted to be a foreign filmmaker, and by circumstance, I am one," he said.

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