27 June 2010

Woody Allen: Day Seven

Woody Allen took a huge risk with Interiors. Having won three Academy Awards the previous year for Annie Hall the director made his first drama. It is also the first film not to feature the director in any capacity. At times the film is hauntingly beautiful and some of the best scenes occur when there is little dialogue. Interiors is a terrific film but not Woody Allen's best, and it demonstrate that he is just as gifted at crafting a dramatic film.

Diane Keaton, Kristin Griffith and Mary Beth Hurt play three sisters who must deal with the collapse of their parents' marriage, their mother's mental instability and attempted suicide, and their father's new relationship. E.G. Marshall and Geraldine Page, who is mesmerizing on screen, star as the girls' parents. Interiors is about family and relationships. We may love our family and find it very hard to like them.

Next up: Manhattan.

My list:
1. Annie Hall
2. Love and Death
3. Interiors
4. Sleeper
5. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
6. Take the Money and Run
7. Bananas
8. What's Up, Tiger Lily?

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