Oct 1, 2009

The best of Woody Allen: Manhattan

1. Manhattan
2. Annie Hall
3. Play it Again Sam
4. The Purple Rose of Cairo
5. Bullets Over Broadway
6. Sweet and Lowdown
7. Zelig
8. Hannah and Her Sisters
9. Manhattan Murder Mystery
10. Sleeper
This was a tough one because he's made so many, but a few axioms helped. The funny ones are better. Diane Keaton was his best leading lady. Manhattan rather than Annie Hall because it summons a whole world. Play It Again Sam I regard it as the ultimate one-stop-shop Woody Allen movie — the kind of film everyone started to make in the eighties and nineties. I have a special fondness for what I call light bulb movies, the ones rolling along on a single bright idea: Zelig, Purple Rose, Bullets. My wife's going to kill me over Hannah and Her Sisters not being higher, but what can I say. I find it a bit chewy.

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