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3 things about Woody Allen’s BLUE JASMINE

Blue Jasmine [2013] 1. “We can use the back seat. There’s nobody around, not many people anyway. I have tinted windows, it’s perfect.” 2. She hangs up. Her split-second expression of mischievous triumph curdles into despair. 3. Wet, stringy hair; … Continue reading

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3 things about Woody Allen’s DECONSTRUCTING HARRY

Deconstructing Harry [1997] 1. Jumpcut loop. 2. “Tradition is the illusion of permanence.” 3. Next to the typewriter is a box of paper, assorted Chinese takeout cartons, an autographed baseball.

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3 things about Woody Allen’s EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU

Everyone Says I Love You [1996] 1. “It’s always better to be the leaver than the leavee. Because the leaver leaves, and the leavee … is left.” 2. Broom hockey in the foyer–very Wes Anderson. 3. Goldie Hawn with Groucho … Continue reading

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3 things about Woody Allen’s MIGHTY APHRODITE

Mighty Aphrodite [1995] 1. Groucho Weinrib. 2. “I’m sorry it was so choppy.” “It’s okay, I don’t mind throwing up into the wind.” 3. The finale at F.A.O. Schwartz weirdly reminds me of the finale of Eyes Wide Shut.

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3 things about Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Midnight in Paris [2011] 1. The way Dali pronounces “rhinoceros.” 2. “What is Valium?” “It’s the pill of the future.” 3. In the middle of their conversation it begins to rain. “I don’t mind being wet,” she says. The raindrops … Continue reading

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3 things about Woody Allen’s BULLETS OVER BROADWAY

Bullets Over Broadway [1994] 1. “Don’t speak!” 2. He takes a swig from her flask and coughs violently. “What is this stuff?” “Paint remover,” she answers. “You can cut it with some club soda.” 3. “For me, love is very … Continue reading

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3 things about Woody Allen’s MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY

Manhattan Murder Mystery [1993] 1. “I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start to get the urge to conquer Poland.” 2. A tight, thick skirt. And booties. With little socks. 3. The men watch Angelica Huston as she walks … Continue reading

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3 things about Woody Allen’s HUSBANDS AND WIVES

Husbands and Wives [1992] 1. He calls her an infant, commands her to get in the fucking car. 2. A scale on their kitchen counter. The kitchen is red. 3. “I’d hate to be your boyfriend.” She smiles enigmatically, pushes … Continue reading

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3 things about Woody Allen’s SHADOWS AND FOG

Shadows and Fog [1991] 1. “I don’t know enough to be incompetent!” 2. Disturbing image: Jodie Foster licks Woody Allen’s chest. 3. The doctor is strangled on the street just outside the brothel.

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3 things about Woody Allen’s ALICE

Alice [1990] 1. “I need to stop, this is getting really interesting.” 2. Mia on a tan leather chair, wrapped in a quilt. 3. They fly over Manhattan, Superman-style.

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