18 Facts About Annie Hall


Annie Hall is a 1977 American satirical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay written by him and Marshall Brickman, and produced by Allen's manager, Charles H Joffe.

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Annie Hall was screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival on March 27,1977, before its official release in the United States on April 20,1977.

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Soon, Annie Hall admits she loves Alvy, while he buys her books on death and says that his feelings for her are more than just love.

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Idea for what would become Annie Hall was developed as Allen walked around New York City with co-writer Marshall Brickman.

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Annie Hall'sbirthday appears on the blackboard in a school scene, and "Alvy" was one of Allen's childhood nicknames; certain features of his childhood are found in Alvy Singer's; Allen went to New York University and so did Alvy.

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Role of Annie Hall was written specifically for Keaton, who had worked with Allen on Play It Again, Sam, Sleeper and Love and Death .

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Annie Hall was shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival on March 27,1977, before its official release in the United States on April 20,1977.

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Annie Hall was met with widespread critical acclaim upon its release.

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Singer is identified with the stereotypical neurotic Jewish male, and the differences between Alvy and Annie Hall are often related to the perceptions and realities of Jewish identity.

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Annie Hall is viewed as the definitive Woody Allen film in displaying neurotic humor.

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Annie Hall "is as much a love song to New York City as it is to the character, " reflecting Allen's adoration of the island of Manhattan.

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Annie Hall has been cited as a film which uses both therapy and analysis for comic effect.

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Sam B Girgus considers Annie Hall to be a story about memory and retrospection, which "dramatizes a return via narrative desire to the repressed and the unconscious in a manner similar to psychoanalysis".

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Annie Hall'sview is that self-reflective cinematic devices intelligently dramatize the difference between surface and substance, with visual emblems "incessantly distilling the distinction between the world mentally constructed and reality".

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Annie Hall won four Oscars at the 50th Academy Awards on April 3,1978, and was nominated for five in total.

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In November 2008, Annie Hall was voted in at No 68 on Empire magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time.

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The genius of Annie Hall is that despite her loopy backhand, awful driving, and nervous tics, she's a complicated, intelligent woman.

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Diane Keaton has stated that Annie Hall was her favorite role and that the film meant everything to her.

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