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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2003, 06:22:46 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2003, 06:35:04 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2003, 08:27:34 PM »
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It's sad that out of all the films Woody Allen has done, we've listed about 60-65% of his films as being underrated.

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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2003, 09:05:59 PM »
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I think that as long as Husbands and Wives doesn't sit firmly at the top of the list, it's being underrated.

There's also Stardust Memories, which is my third favorite Woody but is downright vilified in some quarters.
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2003, 10:05:33 PM »
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I used to hate Stardust, but after re-watching it this week, I think it's fucking brilliant.

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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2003, 05:40:56 AM »
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woody' most underrated are his newer films, or at least films from the 90's:
Everyone says i love you
Sweet and Lowdown
Deconstructing Harry

I think every decade woody comes out with a span of great films.  and the 90's are no different.  I've heard that he lost it after 'husbands and wives', but the ones mentioned above rival most of anything he's done before.  they're no 'crimes and misdeamenors' or 'manhattan' but they're damn good.  i just hope his new film coming out this fall will be up to par with his greats.  it does have chloe sevigny, and i've never known her to do a bad film, in which i mean, a bad, mainstream film; she's been in risky independent films that aren't so great, but in woody's hands, with her, it can't be that bad.
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2003, 03:53:22 PM »
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Crimes And Misdemeanors


I think is one of his most celebrated films.......I mean for critics is right up there with Manhattan, Annie Hall and Hannah and her Sisters, right???


You didn't specify for critics or not.  And it doesn't seem like anyone is agreeing with me, hence, my choice would be valid. You could ask anyone: best Woody Allen film and the three you listed would be tops. "Crimes" wouldn't necessarily come to mind.



I personally think Crimes and Misdemeanors is his best film...next is Manhattan...

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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2003, 04:22:52 PM »
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I think every decade woody comes out with a span of great films. and the 90's are no different. I've heard that he lost it after 'husbands and wives', but the ones mentioned above rival most of anything he's done before. they're no 'crimes and misdeamenors' or 'manhattan' but they're damn good. i just hope his new film coming out this fall will be up to par with his greats. it does have chloe sevigny, and i've never known her to do a bad film, in which i mean, a bad, mainstream film; she's been in risky independent films that aren't so great, but in woody's hands, with her, it can't be that bad.


I totally agree. I mean, in the 70s we had Love &Death, Annie Hall, Interiors and Manhattan. The 80s brought Stardust Memories, Zelig,The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and her Sisters, Radio Days, Another Woman and Crimes and Misdemeanors. And the 90s were no diferent, I mean, Husbands & Wives, Manhattan Murder Mistery, Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You, Deconstructing Harry, Celebrity and Sweet And Lowdown... damn, this is why I really like Woody Allen as a director. Because to me, he has great films all over his career. He makes them really good and very regularly.

Pitty that the 00s didn't bring us a Allen masterpiece yet, but that will come soon, I believe.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2003, 05:57:27 PM »
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I think that What's Up Tiger Lilly is his most under appreciated work... heck, even HE has disowned this film!!!!  It's pure humor, though.

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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2003, 08:13:36 AM »
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His films are so small that it's easy for anybody to look at any of them as being underrated. But as much as I love Interiors, I think since DVD it's begun to find an audience. The one I would point to is Another Woman. It's so obscure I never even knew it came out until I stumbled across it in the video store mid-90s. It's very much like Wild Strwberries, to a certain extent, but it just had a wonderfully restrained, yet content quality about it. Great performance by Gena Rowlands too. Very Bergman. Sven even shot it I think.
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2003, 08:14:50 AM »
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As for Tiger Lilly... "Wait! Give me back my vibrator!"
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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2003, 09:28:42 AM »
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Yeah, I think his serious dramas are generally underrated, although I've never really cared for September, but I'd like to see it again. Interiors, I think, as a fantastic performance by Diane Keaton. And Gordon Willis shot it really beautifully.
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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2003, 11:56:24 AM »
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"Shadows & Fog," the new film from Woody Allen, is even less substantial than its title. No matter how you slice it, there's nothing to grab onto here -- it's a bowl of steam. Never in Allen's career has his work seemed murkier or more inchoate. It's as if the movie itself had never emerged from the pea soup of the director's own head.

Allen is a puzzlement, and his performance here stands well as a metaphor for how lost as an artist he is. By every stylistic choice, Allen indicates that his comic goal is a kind of Eastern European-style shtetl surrealism in which the fantastic and the magical cohabitate with the banal.

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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2003, 07:58:04 PM »
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2003, 10:36:58 PM »
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