Annie Hall

Title: Annie Hall
Year: 1977
Director: Woody Allen
Writers: Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
Music: (very little) non-original music
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress (Keaton); Oscar nomination for Best Actor (Allen); currently #136 on IMDb’s Top 250
Length: 93 minutes
Synopsis: a neurotic comic recalls a past relationship
How I saw it: on video twice, most recently (rented from Netflix) yesterday
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 9/10 (1 point off for cinematography) c. 3.3/4 (Very good).

Well-made and pleasant. I don’t know about beating Star Wars for Best Picture, but as far as Woody Allen movies go, it’s up there. Far from my favorite (I prefer my comedies sillier (not to imply that this isn’t funny)), but certainly the most Woody-ish of his classics.


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