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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 #120 on: June 23, 2016, 09:28:29 AM »
I like Mia Farrow's character so much that I would have wished for her to live in a happy fantasy that lasts forever and doesn't end when her movie does. Real love > Movie love, but the ending tries to argue the opposite.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #121 on: July 10, 2016, 03:30:51 AM »
I like Mia Farrow's character so much that I would have wished for her to live in a happy fantasy that lasts forever and doesn't end when her movie does. Real love > Movie love, but the ending tries to argue the opposite.

I don't think so? Because even though she fell in love with the character, it would've likely never lasted - he was still a rather one-dimensional character, filled with devotion, sure, but that's about it. But even then, I think it just suggests that, at this period of time, everyone needed an escape. This was hers - but the escape can only last so long. It couldn't end in any other way.

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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #122 on: August 01, 2017, 07:19:28 AM »
Watched a few more since last time. Had to use Letterboxd to help me sort them out (they should really let you change your ratings on the list editing page).

Manhattan
Annie Hall

Match Point
Midnight in Paris
Magic in the Moonlight
Whatever Works
Blue Jasmine

Hannah and her Sisters
Crimes and Misdemeanours
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Manhattan Murder Mystery
A Midsummer's Night Sex Comedy
Hollywood Ending
Bananas
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Melinda and Melinda
Café Society
Irrational Man
Celebrity
Alice

Scoop
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
To Rome With Love


Allen is probably the director I know best by number of movies watched. Unfortunately there is a bunch of them I can barely remember.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #123 on: August 01, 2017, 07:21:10 AM »
I like Mia Farrow's character so much that I would have wished for her to live in a happy fantasy that lasts forever and doesn't end when her movie does. Real love > Movie love, but the ending tries to argue the opposite.

Do you like her because she feels real and is well written or because you like the person? I ask because I cannot stand her. (just watched it two weeks ago)
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #124 on: August 01, 2017, 09:48:29 AM »
I like the character and wish for her to get a better life instead of constantly being under the soul-crushing thumb of men.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #125 on: August 01, 2017, 10:07:27 AM »
I like the character and wish for her to get a better life instead of constantly being under the soul-crushing thumb of men.

But that would be untrue to the character. Being subservient to men is half her personality. The other half is a mix of reverie, escapism, self-delusions and star struckness. She is an addict yearning for the next fix to escape from the awful men she chooses for herself.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #126 on: August 30, 2017, 09:47:48 PM »
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) (seen 3 times)
Anything Else (2003) (seen 3 times)
 Scoop (2006)

Midnight in Paris (2011) (seen 2 times)
Match Point (2005) (seen 2 times)
 Whater Works (2009) (seen 2 times)
 Another Woman (1988) (seen 2 times)
 Melinda and Melinda (2004) (seen 2 times)
 Cassandra's Dream (2007)
 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
 Small Time Crooks (2000)
 Blue Jasmine (2013)
 Irrational Man (2015)
 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
 Alice (1990)
 Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
 The Purple Roise of Cairo (1985)

Annie Hall (1977)
 Hollywood Ending (2002)


Typically I find his movies amusing but dull. And when I do like one usually next time I see it I like it a lot less. I would say Vicky Christina Barcelona is the only one to ever rise in my estimation over time. I've lost my enthusiasm for Anything Else and Midnight in Paris but still consider them superior films. One day I'll watch Scoop again and see where that falls. Everything else, blah.

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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #127 on: August 30, 2017, 11:59:12 PM »
Given that, you shouldn't see Manhattan. I like it though.
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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #128 on: August 31, 2017, 01:13:48 AM »
Smirnoff, I don't know you. I know nothing about you. But I'm hoping you plan to donate your brain to science.

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Re: Allen, Woody
« Reply #129 on: August 31, 2017, 03:28:11 AM »
Is indentation a new thing now?

Your list is litterally upside down.
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