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Your Favourite Woody Allen Film?

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8th May 2006 13:51  #1

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Your Favourite Woody Allen Film?
I'm a huge fan of Woody...

Having seen most of his works, some for quite a few times, my vote goes to

the spectacularly funny ... Annie Hall

heart-warm ... Manhattan

and an intellectually hilarious ... Sleeper

Although, I don't particularly like his recent work, I do very much like most of his old work ... Deconstructing Harry, Husband and Wives

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask was a great feature!

Crimes and Misdemeanors was great as well...

Mighty Aphrodite was probably one of his most explicit film...

8th May 2006 14:03  #2

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Annie Hall is simply the best of Woody.  Some of his recent work though isn't bad.....I guess depending on how you define recent.  Bullets Over Broadway was exceptional.  I enjoyed Small Time Crooks and Curse of the Jade Scorpian.  Really, the only film I have seen by him that I didn't really enjoy was Shadows and Fog.

8th May 2006 17:27  #3

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
Take the Money and Run (9/10) then Sleeper (8/10).

But then I've only ever seen those, Annie Hall (7/10) and Manhatten (8/10) all the way through. The rest I've only seen bits of.

Marks out of 10 for what I've seen so far of:-

Celebrity 3
Everyone Says I love you. 6
Anything Else 2
MatchPoint 5
Hannah and Her Sisters 5
Broadway Danny Rose 3
Bananas 4

Those numbers are admittedly meaningless as I've not seen the full films but they are unfortunately indicators as to whether I will be wanting to watch them in their entirety. 8's, 9's and 10's would be examples of that.
I tend to find that a small sampling of Woody Allen films, particulary his latest efforts is quite enough to get the general idea. That dreadful one with Tracy Ullman is an prime case of this. Okay enough. I get it already.

9th May 2006 0:36  #4

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Bullets Over Broadway

9th May 2006 1:10  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Annie Hall and Jane Scorpian.

9th May 2006 14:23  #6

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: Jane Scorpian.

Never heard of her.  Very Happy

Also, check out Manhattan Murder Mystery which is pretty good.

10th May 2006 13:36  #7

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
i like Small Time Crocks.

12th May 2006 3:52  #8

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
I'm not a big fan at all.  I've only seen one movie which was many years ago in the theater.  Take the Money and Run.  I have no idea why we went to see it.  My freind and I went.  It's old school movie now, but I can hardly remember ever laughing so hard as we did, except for seeing Don Rickles in Vegas in the 70's.

12th May 2006 15:31  #9

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Keith wrote: I'm not a big fan at all.  I've only seen one movie which was many years ago in the theater.  Take the Money and Run.  I have no idea why we went to see it.  My freind and I went.  It's old school movie now, but I can hardly remember ever laughing so hard as we did, except for seeing Don Rickles in Vegas in the 70's.

So, you see Woody's first movie in theaters in 1969 and you can't remember laughing so hard, but in the following 37 years you never watch another of his movies?  Am I the only one confused?

12th May 2006 19:50  #10

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Adrian wrote: Tony DeFrancisco wrote: Jane Scorpian.

Never heard of her.  Very Happy

Also, check out Manhattan Murder Mystery which is pretty good.

That one is good too, totally hilarious...

Obviously I forgot to mention the brilliant, Hannah and her Sisters, absolute wonderfully scripted movie!

12th May 2006 20:03  #11

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
Match Point.  No question.

12th May 2006 23:29  #12

Applebottom Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United States Posts: 5
I disagree.  I think the best movie is the one where Woody and Chilly Willy go ice skating and that big walrus guy is trying to catch Chilly to eat him, I guess because it is so cold at the North Pole and there isn't much food around, even though I am pretty sure that Walruses (or is it Walrusi?) don't eat penguin.  Anyway Woody totally has Chilly's back and they get into all kinds of antics.  I won't ruin the ending for you guys so definitely check it out.

13th May 2006 17:12  #13

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
I don't think your confused.
Adrian wrote: Keith wrote: I'm not a big fan at all.  I've only seen one movie which was many years ago in the theater.  Take the Money and Run.  I have no idea why we went to see it.  My freind and I went.  It's old school movie now, but I can hardly remember ever laughing so hard as we did, except for seeing Don Rickles in Vegas in the 70's.

So, you see Woody's first movie in theaters in 1969 and you can't remember laughing so hard, but in the following 37 years you never watch another of his movies?  Am I the only one confused?


How can what I say be confusing?  Maybe surprised would be a better word?  At that time stars names meant much to nothing to me.  I ususally didn't even know their names or who was the biggest star.  Probably James Bond was about the coolest movie one could see and then there were horror movies to take your girlfriend, so she would grab you from being scared.  I do remember seeing the advertisement for this bumbling character which looked funny.  That was back when they knew how to advertise and make better movies.  I don't even think I knew who Woody Allen was at that moment.  If I remember correctly, someone told us it was real funny and we should see it.  I haven't seen him play a character that interested me since TTMAR.  You see Adrian, it wasn't the 'star' that drew interest, it a good ad, and was his somewhat bumbling character he was playing, that drew us to the movie.

14th May 2006 8:17  #14

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
Can I add a kissimee?

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