Woody allen dating quotes
He tells two key Jewish jokes in a stand-up, vaudeville-style monologue.
In his first joke, he satirizes his own feelings about life and its miserable shortcomings: Two elderly women are at a Catskill Mountain resort.
The stylistic strategies and cinematic techniques that support the fragmented nature of the film include: After the silent opening credits (influenced by director Martin Ritt's film The Front (1976), starring Woody Allen), the opening scene has the main character (indistinguishable from Woody Allen himself, dressed in a tweed jacket, red plaid shirt, and his black-framed spectacles) speaking intimately and directly to the audience viewer in a full, stark closeup.
Annie Hall clearly has semi-autobiographical elements - it is the free-wheeling, stream-of-consciousness story of an inept, angst-ridden, pessimistic, Brooklyn-born and Jewish stand-up comedian - much like Allen himself (who started out as a joke writer for The Tonight Show) - who experiences crises related to his relationships and family.
His unstable love affair with aspiring singer Annie Hall begins to disintegrate when she moves to Los Angeles and discovers herself - and a new life.
And one of 'em says: 'Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.' The other one says: 'Yeah, I know.
And such small portions.' Well, that's essentially how I feel about life.
And Woody Allen played a similar role as mentor to Diane Keaton (about New York life, politics, philosophy, and books), as did best friend Tony Roberts to Allen.] Allen's previous films might be characterized as a series of irreverent comic sketches with frequent instances of absurdist humor and slapstick.