Misery man

  • 2006-01-04
Woody Allen described himself as a "mediocre" director of "miserable work" at the world premiere of his new film "Match Point."

The 70-year-old director said that 1992's "Husbands and Wives" and 1985's "The Purple Rose of Cairo" were the only two films from his oeuvre that could be described as "good" and dismissed the rest of his work as distinctly average. "People think I'm an intellectual because I wear glasses, and they think I'm an artist because my films lose money," he told BBC TV.