Woody Allen: Film by Film Thread

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RayS, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. mike s in nyc

    mike s in nyc Forum Resident

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    jumping in here (i need to read some more of this long thread!)
    I liked 'rainy day' more then i thought i would, after feeling like the five or six ones before that (except blue jasmine.. basically everything after the great 'midnight in paris') were kind of substandard woody. 'rainy day' has an energy and i found timothee chalemet to be engaging in it (truth is, i've thought he was fairly good in everythign i've seen him in. seems to be a lot of hate towards him, not sure why- i found him to be a lot more believable and engaging then some of the other leads in other recent woody films.)

    wonder if rivkin's festival will ever be distributed here in the states. (seeing 'rainy day' was not easy). i somehow have a good feeling about rivkin...
     
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  2. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    Hi there and great post!

    I too have high hopes for Rifkin's Festival...and I agree with a lot of your post. It sounds like I enjoyed Magic in the Moonlight and Irrational Man more than you perhaps, and there are folks on here that have a lot of affection for Wonder Wheel.

    I seem to enjoy his recent work (last four projects or so) almost on a scene by scene basis, with some scenes (like the prostitute scene in Cafe Society) just being kind of awkward/awful. For me, Rainy Day in New York had more things that I liked than I disliked, though I do need to watch it again.

    Anyway, welcome!
     
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  3. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    Does a (lackluster) poster count?
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    Note: I stopped getting updates about new posts for this thread, but am pleased to see some recent activity!
     
  4. Jerry Horne

    Jerry Horne Peace Be With You.

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    I sure wish I could find the soundtrack to 'Play it Again Sam' on any format except vinyl. I've looked for a vinyl rip with no success.

    Help!
     
  5. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    A lot of copies got damaged:

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  6. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    um, gee...I'm not sure how to react to that poster...oof. I may need a little time to digest.
     
  7. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    The poster doesn’t bother me greatly. Yes, it’s highly stylised, but I quite like the retro-cartoonish quality.

    It reminds me a little of the poster for Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip:

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  8. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    There definitely is a similarity! I don’t hate the new one but, depending on how much of the thread you’ve read, you’ll see I take a big interest in the posters. I’ve purchased and framed quite a few of them! This one won’t be in that category. :winkgrin:
     
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  9. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    While I was being a little silly before, I legitimately don't know how I feel about the poster. I'm sure that it will grow on me.
     
  10. sunspot42

    sunspot42 Forum Resident

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    I dunno. Looks like a New Yorker illustration to me. Seems appropriate for a Woody Allen film...
     
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  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    poster?


    Looks kinda 1980s.
     
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  12. smilin ed

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    I watched Rainy Day last night and enjoyed it but oh, for the days of a younger Ed Norton or John Cusack or Tobey Maguire...
     
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  13. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

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    It could have been worse. I could have been Jason Biggs. :)
     
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  14. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    I quite enjoyed the film, even with the ex-hooker ex machina. It's a New York as we'd all like to imagine. Unless you're Martin Scorsese.
     
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  15. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    I found the “wit” severely lacking in that film. The dialogue between Timotheeee and Selena was mostly sub-mental, as our OP might say.
     
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  16. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    I'm really interested to see how an actor who is also a great writer (Wallace Shawn) does in a Woody Allen movie where he apparently has a leading role. If Woody is as open to actors tweaking his dialogue as he says, the wit factor may be quite high on this one.

    Wow, now I'm kind of itching to see Rifkin's Festival.
     
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  17. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    Big fan of Wallace Shawn here. Rifkin’s Festival is, of course, his sixth film for Allen, and what looks to be his biggest role yet.

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    “Beware, evildoers, wherever you are!”
     
  18. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

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  19. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    Gina Gershwin looks gorgeous in that pic. :love:
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    She earns major points with me for being so positive about this film (this was on instagram last year, after shooting wrapped):
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  20. Jerry Horne

    Jerry Horne Peace Be With You.

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    I got tired of waiting for a CD so I finally picked up the lp. Still sealed!

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  21. modrevolve

    modrevolve Forum Resident

    Here is the trailer..posted in the wrong thread

     
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  22. johnsiddique

    johnsiddique Forum Resident

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    Thank you. I enjoyed this and feel more drawn towards it than the last few movies
     
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  23. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    :goodie::goodie::goodie:
    That looks a thousand times more promising than Rainy Day!
     
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  24. John Lucey

    John Lucey Well-Known Member

    I was already excited but I am VERY excited for this now...thanks for sharing the trailer!
     
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  25. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

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    Looks promising, bring it on!

    Some "VCB"-type overtones in there, IMO.
     
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