26 June 2010

Woody Allen: Day Six

Annie Hall is Woody Allen's most iconic film and it is consistently listed amongst his best films. It is the best film that he has made up to this point. It is funny, touching, intelligent, heartbreaking and thought provoking. Annie Hall won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Diane Keaton, and Best Original Screenplay. What makes Annie Hall a better film than Woody Allen's previous efforts is the fantastic dialogue and the great performances by the entire cast, including Tony Roberts, Carol Kane and a brief appearance by Paul Simon.

Woody Allen uses a lot of different techniques in Annie Hall and the tragic lovestory becomes a beautiful film that blends his comic genius with his understanding of human emotion.

Next up: Interiors, perhaps Woody Allen's most dramatic film.

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

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