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Woody Allen's New Comedy Hit
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Film #3 of Florin's Recommendations
“I feel like we're in a Noel Coward play. Someone should be making martinis.”
Isaac Davies is the typical Woody Allen character, an underachieving intellectual who is not confident enough to do what he wants to do in life, someone who is living a romantically –and of course sexually- problematic life and seems to struggle with the endless complexities of human relationships, someone who has always been one step away from achieving success but the fear of rejection and the lack of confidence have kept him from reaching greatness and happiness, an individual who is desperately searching for the meaning of life in a time and place where things- thanks to modernization- are changing so…
Manhattan is the type of comedy I like: neurotically simple simple, romantic, charming and fresh, never falling into unreasonable clichés while telling its story. Everything seems to work in this film, from the delicious dialogue which makes cultural references without exaggerating to its lovely direction. Beautifully shot in black and white, Manhattan is Woody Allen's love letter to New York, his beloved city, which he thought that was the perfect background for this story, and, god, he was right. The film is about a divorced television writer, who has ambitions to become a novel writer. He's a neurotic underachieving intellectual who's always changing his mind about love and who does not know what to do with his life. As always,…
Few will deny that Woody Allen, as a director, is formulaic as fuck, especially thematically as nine out of ten of his pictures revolve around male-female romances with some oddity about them - often triangular or double-triangular to add extra conflict. Personally though, I really don’t mind since the format appeals to me and Woody’s releases, even his newest, manage to inflict on me the emotions they attempt to inspire: a smile, a bit of warmth and light upset due to characters’ choices and habits. Manhatten, following his most acclaimed feature Annie Hall, may as one of his earliest efforts have rolled out the red carpet for his impressive filmography and this fact is obvious from its romantic-comedy structure. Yet,…
“Chapter One. He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved. Behind his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat—oh, I love this. New York was his town, and it always would be.”
Is life fundamentally sweet or sour? Depends on your point of view, I suppose. You get a new job, make a new friend, fall in love—life is honeyed and worth living. You lose that job, have a falling out with that friend, fall out of love—life is curdled and should be thrown out. The funny thing is, those circumstances don’t parcel themselves out discretely. They tend to coexist. You get a promotion but have a fight with your spouse about the…
From the stunning opening sequence with the familiar wail of 'Rhapsody in Blue', Woody Allen guides us round the nooks and crannies of his home city. His fractured voiceover introduces the city as one of the main characters; as complex, loveable and frustrating as the movie's human populous.
He introduces other cities this way in his later, 'European tour' movies, but he only ever gives us a tourist's picture postcard of the likes of London, Barcelona and Paris. Here, it is intensely personal. He is one tiny cell of New York's lifeblood, and New York flows similarly in his veins.
Take the famous shot from the poster: as self-absorbed, neurotic, inconsistent and maddeningly burdened with First-World problems Isaac, Mary and…
Woody Allen turns in another mostly romantic comedy with "Manhattan." A film about a man swinging between two relationships, "Manhattan" is full of wit and enough bite and subtle authenticism to make it stand out where other Allen comedies come off as artificial.
Like 1977's "Annie Hall," 1979's "Manhattan" is less about plot and more about characters and their idiosyncracies. Allen casts himself in the lead as a neurotic nebbish who can not decide between a 17-year-old girl and his best friend's mistress. Allen's protagonist bears an arrested arc, leaving love's lessons unlearned and changes unmade. The rest of the cast is filled out by a refreshingly real Diane Keaton as Allen's adult paramour, Muriel Hemingway as Allen's teen crush,…
It is a Woody Allen film. A very good one with great performances and amazing cinematography.
This movie is actually real life.
look i'm sorry but this movie is fucking perfect
"But there's no way you can be the actual father"
Didn't like this on nearly as much as Annie Hall but it's not bad either.
What's so great about Manhattan is that it can be so funny while talking about complex human emotions pertaining to love and relationships. This is why Woody Allen made such a mark on modern cinema because his films are intellectual but can speak to things we all understand. Even if you can't relate to dating a seventeen year old or your wife leaving you for another woman, Allen presents themes of jealousy and maturity that make you sympathize or despise the characters, depending on your point of view but either way they feel real.
I don't consider myself much of a Woody Allen fan, partly because I haven't seen a lot of his work but also because he's a real…
Deberes 1 (sí, voy a especificar las películas sobre las que tenga que hacer un ejercicio)
Las películas de Woody Allen me suelen dejar sensaciones similares. Al menos de entre las que he visto. Y de entre ellas me refiero a las buenas, por especificar más. Siguen más o menos el mismo estilo. Esto no es en absoluto negativo, es un estilo, un tipo de personajes, de diálogos, de historias, que disfruto bastante. Si digo todo esto es solo para aclarar que no voy a entrar en muchos detalles porque... en fin, es Woody Allen en su punto más álgido. Todos conocemos sus bondades.
Sí diré que esta es de las que más me han gustado. He empatizado…
On my birthday, I want nothing less than perfection
One of Woody's best, in my opinion. Even better than Annie Hall. Very engaging and funny. One of Allen's most unsympathetic characters, but also one his most interesting. I do find it a bit tiring to watch him for extended periods of time, though. His self-absorbed attitude is tough to handle sometimes. And I'm far from an existentialist, so it's hard for me to take those people too seriously. But still solid Woody Allen.
I usually like Woody Allen's caotic and frenetic screenplays, but I liked even better the linearity in this one.
I found this film so linear and tidy, in a positive way I mean;
it didn't make me angry, even if it's about cheating and it's just so great sometimes seeing a movie, whose purpose is not to make you angry.
Too easy feeling, the rage.
Too easy make people angry.
Not so easy make people smile (sorry for the tacky expression).
Beside the plot, which I don't think it's the main part in this film, I loved the urban atmosphere Allen creates, and the way he makes you love NY the way he loves it.
I didn't see this city…
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