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?"