Woody Allen doesn't learn anything from movies

November 26th, 2010

Woody Allen "never" learns anything from his movies.

The legendary director and writer - famous for his involvement in films including 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' and 'Manhattan' - does not believing filmmaking is a "science" and rarely learns anything while doing one movie he can take to another project.

He said: "It's not like science. In science, you have to replicate experiments. In art it's a new thing each time, so you never learn anything.

"You do a movie like 'Match Point' and it's got its own set of problems, and then I'll do 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' and find that nothing I learned on 'Match Point' is helpful.

"Nothing in 'Vicky Cristina' was helpful in the Larry David movie 'Whatever Works' and nothing in the Larry David movie is helpful in 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger'. I've learned a little technique - the rest is a new experience."

The 74-year-old director also admits he has to shoot his films in a short space of time because he rarely has decent funding.

He told Total Film: "It takes months to write a film but I don't have a lot of money to shoot my films so I can't shoot them for six months."