I recently re-watched Woody Allen’s Manhattan, and noticed a scene missing. Before his character quits the SNL-type show he writes for, he has an argument with the producer about a scene he wrote that has been censored or cut, and it’s some kind of reference to sex with children.
In light of the ongoing controversies in Allen’s private life, it would certainly make sense to cut this scene, I just wonder if I’m misremembering it, if it was in Annie Hall or some other film instead. Did he actually make this significant cut, 30-odd years later? (This is the iTunes version, not a DVD.) IMDB doesn’t mention the scene or the dialogue, but does credit Gary Weis as a TV director and Kenny Vance as a TV producer (They may have been the guys in the control room when Isaac quits).
I’m not here to defend Woody’s good name. If he molested Moses he deserves a jail cell, and if he didn’t, Mia deserves one. Beyond that, I’m reminded of Richard Cohen’s description of the 1991 controversy as “people trying to make an Old Testament monster out of a garden variety pervert.”