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Favourite Woody Allen film ?

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I just love Woody Allen films , both comedy , and serious even Alice & September

Every new films (like bob dylan albums best since blood on the tracks or desire )best since Annie Hall or Manhatten

Curse of the jade scorpion is probably my favourite or hannah and her sisters ?

I missed his last film " To Rome with love " . It got mixed reviews

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Major major Woody Allen fan here...his work, not necessarily his personal life.

"Curse of the Jade Scorpion" might be my least favourite of his films...there's something about Helen Hunt that grates on me.

Here are the ones I consider the crème de la crème; the films I can watch over and over, whether they are playing in the theatre or on cable tv.

1. Manhattan

2. Annie Hall

3. Play It Again, Sam

4. The Front

5. Purple Rose of Cairo

6. Stardust Memories

7. Hannah and Her Sisters

8. Sleeper

9. Love and Death

10. Crimes and Misdemeanors

11. Radio Days

12. Bananas

13. Take the Money and Run

14. Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex(But Were Afraid to Ask)

15. Match Point

16. Vicki Cristina Barcelona

17. Broadway Danny Rose

18. Another Woman

19. Interiors

20. Sweet and Lowdown

21. Zelig

The next group are ones that are merely good to okay, but not entirely essential...and some I have to be in the right mood for.

22. Husbands and Wives

23. Deconstructing Harry

24. Bullets Over Broadway

25. Alice

26. Manhattan Murder Mystery

27. What's New, Pussycat?

28. Casino Royale

29. Midnight in Paris

30. What's Up, Tiger Lily?

31. Mighty Aphrodite

32. Everyone Says I Love You

33. King Lear

34. New York Stories

35. Wild Man Blues

36. Small Time Crooks

37. Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

The rest are for completists only...

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Annie Hall is just complete genius! I love the part where (I think) Christopher Walken takes him aside and says something like "Sometimes, late at night, I'll be driving. And I'll see the headlights approaching from the other lane. And I imagine turning head on into the oncoming car, feeling the crush of the metal..." And WA rolls his eyes and says "Yeah, well I'm due back on the planet earth"! Then he needs a ride to the airport, so the Annie's mom says "Oh Chris can take you"...for the whole ride WA keeps looking at him so warily!

Just hysterical all over!

The man does have a lot of quirky movies.

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Love and Death is probably my favorite

Also really like Crimes and Misdemeanors

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Annie Hall is just complete genius! I love the part where (I think) Christopher Walken takes him aside and says something like "Sometimes, late at night, I'll be driving. And I'll see the headlights approaching from the other lane. And I imagine turning head on into the oncoming car, feeling the crush of the metal..." And WA rolls his eyes and says "Yeah, well I'm due back on the planet earth"! Then he needs a ride to the airport, so the Annie's mom says "Oh Chris can take you"...for the whole ride WA keeps looking at him so warily!

Just hysterical all over!

The man does have a lot of quirky movies.

Get out of my brain! LOL

Pretty much exactly what I would have written - same scene, everything.

I'm not as knowledgeable on cinematic minutiae as Strider, but I remember Annie Hall was a big deal for "breaking the fourth wall".

I don't think it was the first time in a major film, but I remember it being notable.

I loved the scene in the movie line where he commented to the camera on the couple's observations - hilarious.

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I have not seen many Woody Allen movies, but I loved Sweet and Lowdown. Penn is greatness in this movie.

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Annie Hall is just complete genius! I love the part where (I think) Christopher Walken takes him aside and says something like "Sometimes, late at night, I'll be driving. And I'll see the headlights approaching from the other lane. And I imagine turning head on into the oncoming car, feeling the crush of the metal..." And WA rolls his eyes and says "Yeah, well I'm due back on the planet earth"! Then he needs a ride to the airport, so the Annie's mom says "Oh Chris can take you"...for the whole ride WA keeps looking at him so warily!

Just hysterical all over!

The man does have a lot of quirky movies.

Hi in the evening !

I just finished watching 'Annie Hall' and I always laugh out loud during that scene! Then when they are all in the car together!! Hahahaha

I also love the split screen at the dinner tables!! Her Jew hating grandmother! Haha

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I recently descovered " Picking Up The Pieces " .. its that bad its good

The robotic dog in Sleeper always makes me laugh .

Annie hall chicken & the two old ladies gags are very funny

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Major major Woody Allen fan here...his work, not necessarily his personal life.

"Curse of the Jade Scorpion" might be my least favourite of his films...there's something about Helen Hunt that grates on me.

Here are the ones I consider the crème de la crème; the films I can watch over and over, whether they are playing in the theatre or on cable tv.

1. Manhattan

2. Annie Hall

3. Play It Again, Sam

4. The Front

5. Purple Rose of Cairo

6. Stardust Memories

7. Hannah and Her Sisters

8. Sleeper

9. Love and Death

10. Crimes and Misdemeanors

11. Radio Days

12. Bananas

13. Take the Money and Run

14. Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex(But Were Afraid to Ask

15. Match Point

16. Vicki Cristina Barcelona

17. Broadway Danny Rose

18. Another Woman

19. Interiors

20. Sweet and Lowdown

21. Zelig

The next group are ones that are merely good to okay, but not entirely essential...and some I have to be in the right mood for.

22. Husbands and Wives

23. Deconstructing Harry

24. Bullets Over Broadway

25. Alice

26. Manhattan Murder Mystery

27. What's New, Pussycat?

28. Casino Royale

29. Midnight in Paris

30. What's Up, Tiger Lily?

31. Mighty Aphrodite

32. Everyone Says I Love You

33. King Lear

34. New York Stories

35. Wild Man Blues

36. Small Time Crooks

37. Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

The rest are for completists only...

Highlighted my favorites from Striders list

(You saved me some typing Strider. Thanks!)

Broadway Danny Rose is #1 for me -

Barney Dunn - The stuttering Vantriloquist

i also loved the documentary of him touring with his Dixieland Band.

edit ... which i just noticed is Wild Man Blues.

Did he direct The Front? If so, I had no idea.

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Highlighted my favorites from Striders list

(You saved me some typing Strider. Thanks!)

Broadway Danny Rose is #1 for me -

Barney Dunn - The stuttering Vantriloquist

i also loved the documentary of him touring with his Dixieland Band.

edit ... which i just noticed is Wild Man Blues.

Did he direct The Front? If so, I had no idea.

No, "The Front" was directed by Martin Ritt, but since Woody stars and it has an Allen-esque flavour, I included it in my list. It's one of his best performances, in my opinion. And it's got Zero Mostel!

"Play It Again, Sam" is another film not directed by Woody Allen on my list...Hal Ashby("Harold and Maude") directed. But Woody wrote the screenplay that's based on his own play.

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"Hannah and Her Sisters" is a great movie to watch around the holidays...either Thanksgiving or Christmas. One of my favourite scenes is the following, which illustrates the genius and restorative powers of the Marx Bros.

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Annie Hall, la di da.

Perfect, given your photo.

My other favorites are:

Match Point

Manhattan

Purple Rose of Cairo

Hannah and her Sisters

Midnight in Paris

Mighty Aphrodite

Sweet and Lowdown

Zelig

Annie Hall

Bullets Over Broadway

Radio Days

Manhattan Murder Mystery

The films I was taken to as a kid when they were new in the theater:

Take The Money And Run

Sleeper

Bananas

Annie Hall

I've definitely been grateful for his two renaissances: Husbands And Wives (1992) to Sweet And Lowdown (1999), and Match Point (2005) to Midnight In Paris (2011).

In The Light since 1972.

Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin.

http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/

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Perfect, given your photo.

My other favorites are:

Match Point

Manhattan

Purple Rose of Cairo

Hannah and her Sisters

Midnight in Paris

Mighty Aphrodite

Sweet and Lowdown

Zelig

Annie Hall

Bullets Over Broadway

Radio Days

Manhattan Murder Mystery

The films I was taken to as a kid when they were new in the theater:

Take The Money And Run

Sleeper

Bananas

Annie Hall

I've definitely been grateful for his two renaissances: Husbands And Wives (1992) to Sweet And Lowdown (1999), and Match Point (2005) to Midnight In Paris (2011).

In The Light since 1972.

Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin.

http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/

When Annie came out, my friends all pointed at me. Some similarities in personality. Especially the fear of spiders the size of Buicks.

This thread has inspired me to assemble a Woody marathon during the holidays. Bring your own ennui.

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Perfect, given your photo.

My other favorites are:

Match Point

Manhattan

Purple Rose of Cairo

Hannah and her Sisters

Midnight in Paris

Mighty Aphrodite

Sweet and Lowdown

Zelig

Annie Hall

Bullets Over Broadway

Radio Days

Manhattan Murder Mystery

The films I was taken to as a kid when they were new in the theater:

Take The Money And Run

Sleeper

Bananas

Annie Hall

I've definitely been grateful for his two renaissances: Husbands And Wives (1992) to Sweet And Lowdown (1999), and Match Point (2005) to Midnight In Paris (2011).

Hokey Smokes! It's like you're in my brain! :o

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Hokey Smokes! It's like you're in my brain! :o

Thanks Strider. Having seen your posts about movies I think we have a lot in common. Except I can't cook.

Deconstructing Harry is my favorite because Allen's character is an abrasive, profane sex addict. His character is such a departure from his others that I just find it totally hilarious.

In The Light since 1972.

Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin.

http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/

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What is the name of the WA film where he and his wife end up trying to solve a murder mystery and there is a body at some factory they are dealing with .... something to do with the older couple that live across from their apartment?

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