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Woody Allen: Film by Film Thread

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

  1. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    I probably couldn’t disagree more about Rainy Day, but am glad you found the thread!
    I hope you and others will throw out thoughts on other films of his from time to time to keep tour discussion going. :)
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  2. Alert

    Alert Forum Resident

    Great River, NY
    I have no problem discussing WA films but I don't want to talk about films that have already been discussed or go out of order. Also, there's not a chance I'm going to go back and read the previous 86 pages of discussion -- although, I've no doubt it's educated, informed and fascinating.

    I appreciate Woody's serious films as much as his comedy. I was stunned and impressed by the intense drama of Interiors when it came out. But I also feel that some of his movies are klunkers (Shadows and Fog, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy)

    Here are some of my favorites lines (just off the top of my head):
    Crimes and Misdemeanors: His joke about his "one and only love letter" is one of my favorites: "I plagiarized most of it from Joyce, you were probably wondering about all the references to Dublin."
    Hannah and Her Sisters: Favorite line in this: His Dad says "Why were there Nazis? How would I know? I don't even know how the can opener works!"
    I forget which film this was from but I just saw it recently: "My mother was too busy putting the boiled chicken in the deflavorizing machine."

    Many, many wonderful moments from his films for me to recount -- too numerous to name here.

    Also, the opening sequence from Manhattan is one the all-time best.
    rockerreds, Lance LaSalle and mrjinks like this.

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