(USA, 1979) comedy/ drama/ romance
Director: Woody Allen
Screenplay: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Director of photography: Gordon Willis
Music: George Gershwin
Casting: Juliet Taylor
Woody Allen's masterpiece made in black and white (set in Manhattan).
The central character is played by Woody. Writer Isaac Davis needs
a change in his life. Unlucky in love he is involved in a safe
relationship with Tracy (Mariel Hemingway) who is 17 years old.
Davis, whose first wife (Meryl Streep) became a lesbian, devotes
Tracy for Mary (exlover of his friend Yale). One of the finer
Woody Allen's endings.
Isaac: I did not try to run her over....it was dark...the driveway
was very slippery...you know
I don't drive well...
Jill: Oh yeah? What would Freud say?
Isaac: Freud would say I wanted to run her over. That's why he
was a genius.
Mary:(laughing nervously) Hey, listen. Hey, listen. I don't even
wanna have this conversation. I mean- really, I mean, I'm just
from Philadelphia. You know, I mean, we believe in God, so- uh,
Ike:(gesturing) What the hell does that mean?
Mary:(frowning, confused) Is it?
Ike:(gesturing) What is it- what- what'd you- what'd you- what'd
she mean - what do you mean by that there? Mary: Well, what -
Ike:(interrupting) "I'm from Philadelphia." "I
believe in God." What - what does. . . (Mary laughs nervously)
Does this make - any sense to you at all? I... I mean I'm from
Philadelphia. I - don't even believe in God or anything...