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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
« Reply #110 on: July 07, 2015, 02:57:22 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."

That line from your review really stood out to me, making me wonder how the film might have worked around that problem. The first two options that came to mind were to maybe add a narrator; or to use (more) animation over the scenes to work in gags that way.

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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 - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #111 on: March 16, 2016, 10:24:16 PM »
Midnight in Paris
Annie Hall
Manhattan
Crimes and Misdemeanors

Match Point
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Blue Jasmine
Magic in the Moonlight

The Purple Rose of Cairo
Hannah and Her Sisters
Husbands and Wives
To Rome With Love
Mighty Aphrodite

Stardust Memories
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #112 on: March 16, 2016, 10:34:44 PM »
I just realised I don't have a full ranking in here.

Manhattan
Annie Hall

Match Point
Crimes and Misdemeanours
Midnight in Paris
Whatever Works
Blue Jasmine

Magic in the Moonlight
Hannah and her Sisters
A Midsummer's Night Sex Comedy
Bananas
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Irrational
Man
Celebrity
Melinda and Melinda
Alice
Scoop

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
To Rome With Love


I may be forgetting a couple. What's the one where he plays a director who becomes blind ?
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #113 on: March 16, 2016, 11:15:02 PM »
Hollywood Ending
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #114 on: March 29, 2016, 01:08:21 PM »
1. Annie Hall (4)
2. Manhattan (4)
3. Midnight in Paris (3.5)
4. Whatever Works (3)
5. Blue Jasmine (3)
6. Vicky Christina Barcelona (3)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (3)
8. Bananas (3)
9. Cassandra's Dream (3)
10. Crimes and Misdemeanors (2.5)
11. Match Point (2.5)
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #115 on: May 15, 2016, 04:57:12 PM »
Match Point
Annie Hall

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Café Society
Manhattan

Wonder Wheel
Irrational Man


I should see more.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #116 on: May 15, 2016, 07:45:43 PM »
I should see more.
You've seen four and none of them have Allen acting. That's just wrong.

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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #117 on: May 15, 2016, 08:33:10 PM »
I should see more.
You've seen four and none of them have Allen acting. That's just wrong.

None of them have Keaton or Farrow either. I don't understand.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #118 on: June 22, 2016, 12:55:56 AM »
The Purple Rose of Cairo
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Though I hadn't watched this in a long while and I always hated the ending, this was my favorite Woody Allen film for the particular way it loves people who love to escape to the movies. The jokes involving the characters trapped in the film and the dual performance by Jeff Daniels, representing both sides of our fascination with actors closely associated with their characters are still marvelous. However, Danny Aiello's abusive husband is such a royal a-hole, that he unbalances the tone. (He should just be a dumb jerk, easy to shake off, and less of a brutish threat.) I also still hate the ending, though all these years later I understand the truth of it better, and the final close-up on Mia Farrow's face almost saves it.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #119 on: June 23, 2016, 03:31:50 AM »
What's wrong with the ending other than being too perfect for words?

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