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Your Favorite Woody Allen Film Is:

Don't Like Any
1 (3.3%)
Haven't Seen Any
1 (3.3%)
What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
0 (0%)
Take the Money and Run (1969)
0 (0%)
Bananas (1971)
0 (0%)
Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (TV) (1971)
0 (0%)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1971)
0 (0%)
Sleeper (1973)
0 (0%)
Love and Death (1975)
0 (0%)
Annie Hall (1977)
11 (36.7%)
Interiors (1978)
1 (3.3%)
Manhattan (1979)
2 (6.7%)
Stardust Memories (1980)
2 (6.7%)
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
0 (0%)
Zelig (1983)
0 (0%)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
0 (0%)
The Purple Roise of Cairo (1985)
1 (3.3%)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
1 (3.3%)
Radio Days (1987)
0 (0%)
September (1987)
0 (0%)
Another Woman (1988)
0 (0%)
Oedipus Wrecks (from New York Stories) (1989)
0 (0%)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
3 (10%)
Alice (1990)
0 (0%)
Shadows and Fog (1991)
0 (0%)
Husbands and Wives (1992)
0 (0%)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
0 (0%)
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
0 (0%)
Don't Drink the Water (TV) (1994)
0 (0%)
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
0 (0%)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
0 (0%)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
0 (0%)
Celebrity (1998)
0 (0%)
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
0 (0%)
Small Time Crooks (2000)
0 (0%)
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
0 (0%)
Sounds from a Town I Love (tv) (2001)
0 (0%)
Hollywood Ending (2002)
0 (0%)
Anything Else (2003)
0 (0%)
Melinda and Melinda (2004)
0 (0%)
Match Point (2005)
2 (6.7%)
Scoop (2006)
0 (0%)
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
0 (0%)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
1 (3.3%)
Whater Works (2009)
0 (0%)
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
1 (3.3%)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
2 (6.7%)
To Rome with Love (2012)
0 (0%)
Blue Jasmine (2013)
1 (3.3%)
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
0 (0%)
Irrational Man (2015)
0 (0%)
Café Society (2016)
0 (0%)
Wonder Wheel (2017)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 25

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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #100 on: July 20, 2014, 11:38:15 PM »
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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #101 on: August 11, 2014, 02:11:24 PM »
1. Annie Hall (1977)
2. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
3. Stardust Memories (1980)
4. Midnight in Paris (2011)
5. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
6. Manhattan (1979)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Scoop (2006)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #102 on: May 12, 2015, 06:39:49 AM »
I thought there would be more competition. I mean, I love Anie Hall, but there are many other equally fine movies. Crimes and Misdemeanours, Hannah and Her Sisters, Manhattan...

I just can't bring myself to rank them. I leave that sort of masochism to Adam and Josh.
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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #103 on: May 12, 2015, 07:47:54 AM »
Can someone add Midnight in Paris to the poll please? :)
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #104 on: May 12, 2015, 07:59:28 AM »
A brand new poll is coming. We'll announce when it's ready.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2015, 09:54:12 AM »
Woody Allen has a new poll. Please vote.

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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #106 on: July 07, 2015, 03:15:18 AM »
Beginning a long, long journey through the films of Woody Allen:

What's Up, Tiger Lily?  (Woody Allen, 1966)
Dubbing over a Japanese spy comedy with new dialogue and a new story is a great conceit. But this is some lazy, lazy filmmaking. There are, I'm pretty sure, more laughs in the average Bad Lip Reading video on YouTube. And the reinvention of the spy film story isn't nearly clever enough. The running gag that the microfilm Macguffin is really an egg salad recipe — that's the kind of joke your dad whispers to you in the middle of the movie and you give him a sympathy laugh even as your cringing inside because your dad is a horrible whisperer and you know everyone else in the theater is rolling their eyes. But you love your dad, so it's all good. There are, of course, some jokes that land — "Name three presidents" is an example from early in the film that provides the perfect sort of random joy — but there are way more that don't. The total number of jokes even attempted, successful or not, is a shockingly low number. It's almost no wonder the studio felt the need to edit in some extra footage to pad the length. But that extra footage certainly doesn't help matters. From what I can tell, it was a mistake for Allen to reedit the original film in the first place. The result is such a jumbled mess. Sure, Allen appears in the middle of it all to tell us, "Of course it's a jumbled mess! That's the point!" But explaining that particular joke doesn't make it any more funny.
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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #107 on: July 07, 2015, 02:33:39 PM »
Aw man, I have a soft spot for that one.  Yeah, it's old hat now, but it was pretty clever for the time.  Comedy is very subjective, of course, but I think the ratio of good jokes to clunkers is pretty good.  The inserted bits with the Lovin' Spoonful are a huge mistake, though.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #108 on: July 07, 2015, 02:36:00 PM »
That's a good point about the low number of jokes attempted. There are stretches that are oddly without jokes at all. But generally I'm with MT; I think of it fondly except for the Lovin Spoonful scenes.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #109 on: July 07, 2015, 02:47:12 PM »
That's a good point about the low number of jokes attempted. There are stretches that are oddly without jokes at all.

Yeah that's true. Looking back at my last review: "Spy flicks aren’t inherently talky, so you’re left with a lot of dead space where you’re just actually watching the original, unaltered material.  Fortunately the replacement storyline — about the battle over a secret egg salad recipe — is actually entertaining enough in its own right that these scenes aren’t dull, but what you really want is wall-to-wall gags."
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