Friday, June 16, 2006

Woody Allen

I just want everyone to pay attention to Woody Allen again.

Match Point was an amazing movie that I would tell everyone who reads this to rent. I've watched Match Point a few times since it came out on DVD and it gets better and better every time.

My brother and I, in this renewed enthusiasm for Woody Allen, rented Crimes and Misdemeanors and Annie Hall last night. It was the first time I had seen either film.

I think I liked Crimes and Misdemeanors much more than Annie Hall, although both were excellent. I was also surprised to see such strikingly similar themes and moral quandarys in Crimes and Misdemeanors as in Match Point.

At the end of the day though, Woody Allen knows how to make a movie where people behave in a very interesting way. Even the long, drawn out, single-shot takes are terribly interesting because of the care that has gone into crafting the characters, story and shots. The man knows how to make a movie and it seems as though until Match Point had come out people had deemed him irrelevant.

And I don't need to add that Annie Hall wasn't the Best Picture from 1977. The Academy was wrong. Best Picture '77 was Star Wars.

1 comment:

Veritas said...

AMEN! Star Wars was robbed in '77!