Classics

Wednesdays with Woody: Alice (1990) 0
by / on July 18, 2012 at 8:59 am / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays with Woody: Alice (1990)

Alice Tate (Mia Farrow) has been wrapped in cotton wool for almost 16 years with her affluent husband, Doug (William Hurt). They live in a vast New York apartment with their children, the live in nanny, a maid and a swarm of personal assistants who cater to Alice’s every whim and need.

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Wednesdays With Woody: Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 1
by / on July 11, 2012 at 8:59 am / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays With Woody: Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

“Remember, if it bends its comedy. If it breaks, its not”. Woody Allen ended the eighties by combining the plight of the intelligent, but constantly downtrodden hero from his light-hearted pure comedies with the darker, richer thematic concerns of his more dramatic work.

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Wednesdays with Woody: September (1987) 0
by / on June 27, 2012 at 9:15 am / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays with Woody: September (1987)

As the sombre Interiors followed the Oscar winning Annie Hall only one year after, September too comes one year after Woody Allen’s most financially successful film Hannah and Her Sisters (up until Match Point in 2005). Just as Bananas, Sleeper and Love and Death exist in Allen’s “early funny films” category, September exists in his canon of “darker films”.

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Wednesdays With Woody: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986) 2
by / on June 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays With Woody: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

  Following the poor reception of The Purple Rose Of Cairo, Woody Allen released one of his finest works to date, the endearing Hannah And Her Sisters. Hannah (Mia Farrow) is a retired actress with a dysfunctional family. Her mother is an alcoholic. Her husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), is obsessed with another woman. Her ex-husband Mickey (Allen) is a hypochondriac. […]

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Wednesdays with Woody: The Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985) 0
by / on June 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays with Woody: The Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985)

The first Woody Allen comedy for which Allen has remained behind the camera, The Purple Rose Of Cairo is set in 1930s New Jersey during the depression. The story follows a timid and fumbling waitress Cecilia (Mia Farrow in her fourth consecutive Woody feature) who goes to the movies every other night in order to escape an unhappy reality. Her […]

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Wednesdays with Woody: Broadway Danny Rose (1984) 2
by / on May 30, 2012 at 8:59 am / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays with Woody: Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

“You can have her now at the old price… Which is anything you want to give me.  Anything at all”. “You know what turns me on? Intellectual”. -Danny Rose

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Wednesdays with Woody: Zelig (1983) 1
by / on May 23, 2012 at 8:59 am / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays with Woody: Zelig (1983)

After a decade of critical and commercial success making fairly accessible comedies in the seventies with the likes of Annie Hall and Manhatten, Woody Allen began the eighties with the relatively experimental Stardust Memories and continued this impulse through to 1983 when he released the pseudo-documentary Zelig.

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Wednesdays with Woody: A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982) 1
by / on May 16, 2012 at 9:11 am / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays with Woody: A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)

A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy is notable for being the first Woody Allen film starring Mia Farrow, who would go on to be his muse on and off the screen in thirteen films.

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Wednesdays With Woody: Stardust Memories (1980) 0
by / on May 9, 2012 at 12:30 am / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays With Woody: Stardust Memories (1980)

“Art and masturbation – two areas in which I am an absolute expert.”  – Sandy Bates. Following a negative screen-test of his latest movie, Sandy Bates agrees to attend a film festival held at the Stardust Hotel, to honour his older, funnier movies.

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Wednesdays with Woody: Manhattan (1979) 5
by / on May 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays with Woody: Manhattan (1979)

Many have named Manhattan Woody Allen’s greatest film; some, the greatest film of all time. Allen himself was reportedly so disappointed with it that he attempted to convince United Artists to never allow it to see the light of day.

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