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Old 05-07-2018, 11:37 PM   #1
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Meaning of this quote

I was reading some of the famous quotes by filmmakers. I came across this quote,

"If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job." - Woody Allen

I don't quite understand what he means by "one more person miserable". Does he mean protagonist's suffering here?

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Isn't he referring to himself here?
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I was reading some of the famous quotes by filmmakers. I came across this quote,

"If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job." - Woody Allen

I don't quite understand what he means by "one more person miserable". Does he mean protagonist's suffering here?
He is talking about the audience; the people watching his movies.

Woody Allen is a comic. His comedy leans towards the morose and the
self-deprecating. Most of his quotes demonstrate that; self-deprecating,
morose humor.
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:51 AM   #5
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He is talking about the audience; the people watching his movies.

Woody Allen is a comic. His comedy leans towards the morose and the
self-deprecating. Most of his quotes demonstrate that; self-deprecating,
morose humor.
I agree with you but again, I have to read some more and understand the context. Thanks!
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