Allen & Keaton
“There’s an old joke,” begins Woody Allen, talking straight to camera. “Two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of ’em says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah, I know; and such small portions.’ Well, that’s essentially how I feel about life – full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it’s all over much too quickly.”
Allen’s film, starring himself and Diane Keaton as a neurotic couple living in Allen’s beloved New York, is often celebrated as a game-changing work by the director. It swept the 1978 Oscars, including best actress for Keaton, best script, best director and best picture.
The film’s bitingly funny and neurotic script boasts some of the most-quoted lines in modern cinema about love and relationships. In one memorable scene, Allen turns to Keaton’s character in bed to say: “That sex was the most fun I’ve ever had without laughing.”
Despite the obviously autobiographical elements to the Annie Hall (Allen was in a relationship with Diane Keaton at the time and, like his character Alvy, had been married twice before), he insisted that the film was mostly fiction. Allen did, however, concede that at least one aspect of his own life was reflected in Alvy: “There’s one clear autobiographical fact in the picture,” he said in 1977. “I’ve thought about sex since my first intimation of consciousness.’’
Only in… I suppose. Now who is going to laugh during love making unless you are being tickled. Actually that would be more annoying than fun.
And yeah, life must become lonely and miserable when you sleep with your daughter at some point. One may wonder what good looking women see in this man.
He was never her dad. She was the daughter of Mia and someone else. Allen never lived with them, he was her mother’s boyfriend and she was an adult when they got together. They have been happily married for 20 years.
If it was Mia her daughter he should have respected that. Personally I think some lines should not be crossed. The question is what he did to the bond between mother and daughter.
Of course he wants her to stay happy now, I doubt he is able to find someone else to put up with him at this stage.She might be co dependent, and suffering from a stockholm look alike syndrome after being lure in by this man. He probably used a bad fase between mother and daughter to get even with Mia.
Period, I don’t like what I heard so far about him, in other areas he can fan-tastic but I will never support his work. Hitler liked to be an artist painter…but his work will most be admired by his like minded fellows nowadays.
Mia married Sinatra in 1966 when she was 21 and he was 50. The marriage fell apart 18 months later.
Woody said Ronan, his only biological child with Farrow, ‘looks a lot like Frank’.
So they were both creepy and unfaithful…lovely family.
One of my favorite films by Woody Allen, alongside `Hannah and her sisters´…
All my best wishes. Aquileana ”⭐ .-
Thank you, Aquileana.
My personal Woody Allen favorites are Husbands and Wives, Broadway Danny Rose, Hannah and her Sisters and Manhattan Murder Mystery.
Bless you my friend. Have a lovely day.
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Annie Hall un film que je revois toujours avec autant de plaisir