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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #60 on: June 05, 2003, 09:19:19 AM »
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watch all of his films in order

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2003, 11:50:17 AM »
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Setting aside my own personal favorites, I would introduce you by order of legend and popular stature, and then if your interest is at all piqued, work your way into the good stuff.

Start with Annie Hall and Manhattan, followed by Bullets Over Broadway and Hannah and her Sisters.

If you go for those, do Purple Rose of Cairo and Crimes and Misdemeanors.

After that, Husbands and Wives (my personal favorite), Stardust Memories, Zelig, and Radio Days.

Once you've made it that far, it's a free-for-all; just dig in, and you won't be disappointed (except maybe for the last 3 Allen films and some of the pre-Annie Hall stuff, though Sleeper is much better than you might think, even in comparison to his later, more cinematic work).

Good luck, and enjoy.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2003, 03:09:02 PM »
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They're all wrong... do it like this:

-Crimson Tide
-U571
-The Borne Identity (not the remake, we're talking the Woody Allen ORIGINAL!)

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2003, 04:59:43 PM »
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Quote from: godardian
Setting aside my own personal favorites, I would introduce you by order of legend and popular stature, and then if your interest is at all piqued, work your way into the good stuff.

Start with Annie Hall and Manhattan, followed by Bullets Over Broadway and Hannah and her Sisters.

If you go for those, do Purple Rose of Cairo and Crimes and Misdemeanors.

After that, Husbands and Wives (my personal favorite), Stardust Memories, Zelig, and Radio Days.


I'd put Radio Days where you put Bullets Over Broadway, but other than that, sound Woody advice.

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2003, 05:05:42 PM »
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stringstroker- i haven't seen much woody allen either.  this thread was valuable to me too.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #65 on: June 05, 2003, 06:04:12 PM »
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Manhattan is my favorite Woody Allen film, but i'm not sure if i like it so much for Woody Allen or for Gordon Willis.

hmmm....
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2003, 06:37:18 PM »
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I'm gonna go ahead and score some Woody films we've mentioned.  Outta 10 possible points:

Zelig - 7.4
Radio Days - 8.8
Celebrity - 7.1
Deconstructing Harry - 9.6
Annie Hall - 10.0
Mighty Aphrodite - 8.6
Small Time Crooks - 6.1
Curse of the Jade Scorpion - 4.8
Wild Man Blues - 7.3

Oh, and speaking of Spielberg:  I rewatched Amistad last night:  8.1


What's the difference between a 7.4, a 7.3 and a 7.1 movie ?

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #67 on: June 05, 2003, 09:12:34 PM »
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But definitely not Manhattan. I guess because it took me 3 watchings to love it, and I was bigtime into him...


really? that intro alone got me hooked on Allen.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #68 on: June 05, 2003, 10:47:48 PM »
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What's the difference between a 7.4, a 7.3 and a 7.1 movie ?


hmm...about 0.1, 0.3, and 0.2 respectively?

i dunno...maybe he has a really efficient grading system.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2003, 11:33:15 AM »
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What's the difference between a 7.4, a 7.3 and a 7.1 movie ?


hmm...about 0.1, 0.3, and 0.2 respectively?

i dunno...maybe he has a really efficient grading system.


I like to mess with that 100 point grading scale.  It allows for fine distinction about how I rate films and it's especially useful in a case like Woody Allen's; dude's made like thirty movies.  I wouldn't want to give 19 of 'em 4 Stars.  That'd be dull.

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2003, 11:47:43 AM »
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Manhattan.

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2003, 03:25:03 PM »
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Annie Hall, because it's probably his funniest.  After that Manhattan as it shows some of his dramatic flair while still full of hilarity.

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #72 on: June 07, 2003, 10:55:31 AM »
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But definitely not Manhattan. I guess because it took me 3 watchings to love it, and I was bigtime into him...


really? that intro alone got me hooked on Allen.


Hell yeah man.  I got chills the first time I watched it on my brand-spanking new entertainment system.....then after the movie I rushed out and bought the soundtrack! I fucking love Gershwin now...
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #73 on: June 07, 2003, 10:56:13 AM »
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Just saw Stardust Memories. Interesting.  I think I'm going to watch it again.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #74 on: June 07, 2003, 01:33:04 PM »
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