Monday, August 19, 2013

Annie Hall

93m, 1977, Woody Allen
"I have a pessimistic view of life. I feel that life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable. Those are the two categories. The horrible would be like terminal cases, blind people, cripples. I don't know how they get through life. It's amazing to me. And the miserable is everyone else. So when you go through life be thankful that you're miserable. You're very lucky to be miserable."...Annie Hall

This is a satire on people with intellectual pre-occupations. The conclusion is that they are human too. Sparkling with wit and gentle satire, taking on even smut in a civilized manner, and the ability to crack jokes at one's own expense, make this film, so like it's director, an enjoyable experience.

Vincent Canby:
"....the only American filmmaker who is able to work seriously in the comic mode without being the least bit ponderous....self-deprecating, funny, and sorrowful search for the truth about his on-again, off-again affair...."

Old Review


Seongyong Cho said...

I would have added, "...and be also grateful that you're not alone in case of being miserable."

S. M. Rana said...

Not just not alone, we live in a vast ocean of "miserables"--so how lucky we are!