The 2014 Golden Globes are about to get a lot more Yiddish, with awards organizers announcing on Sunday that legendary filmmaker will be honored with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award. The award, which was first handed out in 1952 to (who else) , is awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to the recipient who has given "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment".
Theo Kingma, Golden Globes organizer, said "there is no one more worthy" of the award than Allen, whose latest film, Blue Jasmine, tells the tale of a rich, troubled socialite whose life of excess is upturned in jarring fashion when her corrupt Wall Street husband abruptly commits suicide.
But in an interview with Time Out magazine, via The Guardian, Allen says he's rarely happy with his work:
If I get an idea in my bedroom, and I love what I write, and I make the film, once in a while I think: 'This is perfect, I made exactly what I set out to make.' More times than not, I finish it and have a negative feeling. I think: 'Oh my God, I had such a great idea and look what I did with it.' Usually you get an unpleasant surprise when you see what you've done. Once in a while, you think it's what you wanted, and then the public has to like it or not.
Still, he says, making films isn't quite as hard as audiences believe it is:
I don't work hard compared to a taxi driver or a teacher or a policeman. People think making a film every year is overwhelming. It's not. Once you have the money and the script, how long does it take? It's not that big a deal. Making films is not difficult. The problem is making good films, that's the hard part.
It's a trick that Allen seems to have figured out.
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