“ANNIE HALL” CONTAINS MORE INTELLECTUAL WIT AND CULTURAL REFERENCES THAN ANY OTHER MOVIE EVER TO WIN THE OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE
Located right in the centre of Woody Allen’s golden years as writer/director/actor Annie Hall is regarded as among the best comedies ever made and among Woody Allen’s greatest achievements.
Winner of the 1977 Best Film Oscar, Annie Hall delves into the world of Avly Singer (Allen) – a neurotic New York comedian who after a failed marriage falls for Annie Hall (Keaton) a would-be singer. It can never be smooth sailing for Alvy and things start to fall apart on the therapists couch as he deals with his own insecurities and Jewish guilt.
For the audience though there are infinite rewards in this beautifully paced film. Diane Keaton is fantastic as Annie in a role written for her in a script that’s right on the money at every turn.
Allen again casts New York as much part of the story as any flesh and blood character and builds a film whose laser-guided humour continues to look and sound as fresh today as it did in 1977.