This is a review of the Woody Allen movie ‘Manhattan’ (1979) I published a few years ago. I just recently updated it, so I thought I would reblog it. I look forward to any comments you may have. Thank you for reading.
Manhattan (1979) Woody Allen – IMDB Page
I can’t think of a more charming and thought provoking movie about dating and relationships than Manhattan. It possesses such rich dialogue and probing commentary on the desperate nature of human beings in search of love. Also it demonstrates Woody’s unrequited love for Manhattan, which is substantiated in the introductory narration. Although I haven’t been to Manhattan, I have read numerous accounts stating that Woody Allen has captured the essence of Manhattan in this movie. ‘This is what it feels like’; they say. Through Allen’s lenses we are seeing how the City is supposed to be portrayed.
I was amused to see Woody Allen’s character Isaac sticking up for the ‘only genius’ he knows in Cinema – Ingmar Bergman. Referring to a new acquaintance who is the lover of his best friend, Isaac says to his 17 year old girlfriend, ‘…
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