Poll

Your Favorite Woody Allen Film Is:

haven't seen any
1 (3.3%)
don't like any
1 (3.3%)
other
0 (0%)
What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
0 (0%)
Take the Money and Run (1969)
0 (0%)
Bananas (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%)
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%)
A Rainy Day in New York (2019)
0 (0%)

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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #70 on: October 26, 2011, 02:47:46 PM »
Sometimes you get The Purple Rose of Cairo, sometimes you get Mighty Aphrodite.  We should just be glad we didn't get Hollywood Endings.
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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #71 on: October 26, 2011, 03:02:35 PM »
Sometimes you get The Purple Rose of Cairo, sometimes you get Might Aphrodite.  We should just be glad we didn't get Hollywood Endings.
I guess I much prefer the Purple Rose experience then, so joyfully celebrating the fantasy and yet bringing us back to earth, too. 

Haven't had the (dubious?) pleasure of Hollywood Endings. :)  He was just talking about that one, though, on The Film Programme - said he thought it was his funniest movie.
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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #72 on: October 26, 2011, 03:09:40 PM »
Yeah, I haven't seen it either.  But artists are usually terrible judges of their own work.
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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #73 on: October 26, 2011, 03:12:53 PM »
Haven't had the (dubious?) pleasure of Hollywood Endings. :)
I saw it in the theater.  :-[ ;D
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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #74 on: October 26, 2011, 03:14:33 PM »
What, you didn't think it was his funniest movie, matt? :)

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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2011, 03:17:17 PM »
I guess Tea Leoni, Debra Messing, and Kelly Kapowski's inability to resist him is kinda funny.  :)

The blindness bit could be good in a better movie.
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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #76 on: November 02, 2011, 02:16:27 AM »
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Midnight in Paris Woody Allen, 2011

Don't romanticize the past, says Woody. Okay, well, but you gotta give me something besides rich douchebags, and, no, pretty French maidens straight out of my fantasies won't do. Unless it's all really happening to me, in which case, I'll take it.
Yep, that's it, exactly.  "Don't romanticize the past, but just go ahead and accept the fantasy of this film instead; we'll just decide that life will placate us beautiful French girls and the pretty postcard Paris even if we give up our dreams of the past."


I fail to see this as a criticism. It seems to be more of a nitpick to me.

Yeah, it isn't The Purple Rose of Cairo. But Midnight in Paris is a straight up comedy, while Purple Rose is clearly a surrealistic drama. It's an unfair comparison.

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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #77 on: November 22, 2011, 01:37:12 AM »
In case you missed it, Part 1 of Woody Allen: A Documentary is available to watch online here.  I enjoyed it, and I don't think you need to be a fan of WA to enjoy it as well.
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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #78 on: November 22, 2011, 11:15:27 AM »
Part 2 was pretty average.  Near-skippable.  More talking heads with the performers of his films rather than WA. 
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Re: Allen, Woody - Directors Best Poll #2
« Reply #79 on: November 22, 2011, 11:22:53 AM »
Part 2 was pretty average.

Yeah. There was a little about process, but mostly, it just felt like a retrospective. Too bad, as the film started out more as a comprehensive portrait of the man.