Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Movies I Love

Annie Hall, 1977


Before there was "500 Days Of Summer" there was Annie Hall. What I love so much about Woody Allen's films is the way he portrays love and relationships. To me they are so accurate- messy, depressing, lovely, warm, cynical. Relationships only seen from the eyes of somebody who's actually been in a relationship. There is some romance but it's certainly not tied to fireplaces or screaming orgasms. Another thing that strikes me is his use of New York as a character in all of his work instead of it being a mere backdrop. If I were to make movies I'd want to do that with Tucson, because how could you not? I can't go anywhere anymore without a memory or ten placed along every avenue or restaurant, every nuance measured and bittersweet. And I love that he gets that and brings it to the surface.





"Love is too weak a word for what I feel - I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F's, yes I have to invent, of course I - I do, don't you think I do?"

6 comments:

Althea said...

That line from Annie Hall , about lurve and luff...that's exactly the line my husband and I use on each other. Glad to hear someone else appreciates Mr. Allen like we do.

Amanda said...

I don't think I've said "I love you" outright since this movie. It's always a variation of that quote. The one liners in that movie are reason alone to watch it!

My husband finds Woody Allen to be maybe a bit too cynical, which is funny because he married the female equivalent sans glasses. Poor dude. He's totally my Annie.

Althea said...

That is just about the most romantic thing I have ever heard in my life.
I think I'm the Annie in my marriage, but that may just be because I married a misanthrope....

Becky said...

This is my favorite film of ALL. TIME. Awesome pics you included!
I have been wanting to blog about this for ages.
'You speak shellfish!'
My husband and I are total Woody Allen nuts. Do you also love Play it Again Sam?

Amanda said...

I actually haven't seen that one! I need to Netflix it asap. I loved "Husbands and Wives" and "Mighty Aphrodite". Nothing I've seen of his has disappointed. I'm glad I have new recommendations (I need to pick up Pattie Boyd's book too)!

Molly said...

Such a classic film. I can't wait to watch it again. SOON.