Saturday, January 27, 2007

"Annie Hall" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

During the holidays, and also later on, there were nice movies on TV. I watched a few of my favorites, and even I had seen them before, it always is a pleasure to watch them again, after a few years, with a new take, discovering some new details that I may have missed before.

One of these classic movies is "Annie Hall" by Woody Allen (see description on IMDB or on Wikipedia. This movie is truly Allen's masterpiece. With an innovative way of telling the story (it begins from the end, with flashbacks, talking into the camera) which seems to be so natural and "human". A story about a relationship, in which one partner grows (Diane Keaton) while the other one remains the same (Woody Allen). The Oscars for this movie are well deserved, and I consider Woody Allen to be among the greatest moviemakers of our time, right on par with Robert Altman who died this past December.

The other movie I watched is "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Another relationship film, in which a "glamour girl" (Audrey Hepburn) is looking for a rich guy to marry. Of course, in the end the real love wins, contrary to real life. A movie worth watching, and be it just for the iconic description of the feeling of the 1960s.

There is a link between these two movies: Truman Capote wrote the novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's", and appeared (without credits) very briefly as a look-alike of himself in "Annie Hall".

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