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Successful Presentation Strategies (Collection) by Jerry Weissman

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7. What’s Your Point?

Leave Pointlessness to Woody Allen

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Existentialism is defined by Wordnik, the online dictionary, as “A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, and regards human existence as unexplainable.”1

Woody Allen, who has made frequent references to the philosophy in his films—name-dropping its advocates, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Sartre—is reported to have once said, “I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100.”2

In his 40th film as a director, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Mr. Allen turned to the subject again, ...

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