Thursday, July 26, 2012

A slice of Woody Allen

by Salman Hameed

Our local theater, Amherst Cinema, is doing a fantastic summer series on Woody Allen. In fact these movies are so good, that I am reluctant to see Woody Allen's more recent film, To Rome With Love (it has some so so reviews). But it was an absolute pleasure to see Annie Hall after a number of years. The movie, with its terrific looping structure, hasn't aged after all this time (except for the 70s fashion). While Diane Keaton is phenomenal, I had actually forgotten that Meryl Streep is in the film and so is Christopher Walken (update: Actually - Meryl Streep is in Manhattan - and not Annie Hall. Thanks for the correction, John. I saw films these two within a span of few days and mixed it up)! There are so many great scenes in the film, but I will post here the one about the expanding universe:



This past week, I had a chance to see Manhattan as part of the same series. It has a wonderfully shot scene at the American Museum of Natural History, where you only see a silhouette of Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, with stars in the middle and in the background. I didn't find that particular clip, so  I thought I'll post one with a skeleton. Enjoy!

3 comments:

John Farrell said...
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John Farrell said...

Wait--I remember Meryl Streep was in Manhattan--but she was in Annie Hall, too? What scene? :)

Salman Hameed said...

My fault. Yes, Meryl Streep is in Manhattan and not in Annie Hall. I mixed it up. Thanks!