Four Films of Woody Allen

From Raymond Cantwell
author: Allen, Woody
Four Films of Woody Allen
Of the four, the film I was most interested in was Annie Hall.  Surprisingly, Mr. Allen only co-wrote this with a Marshall Brickman.  The character development was well conceived and executed.  Readers might find many of the characters intimidating – extremely successful Hollywood and music producers, for instance.  Yet Allen serves these up as goofily flawed.  So while they will be taken seriously by most, they are also easily dispatched as self-absorbed and loony.  Allen plays his stereotypical self, the neurotic yet lovable, paranoid and misunderstood, intellectual hipster from scrappy Brooklyn.  I appreciated this screenplay more than the Oscar-winning movie, so this definitely earns my approval.

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