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kantos  ·  1251 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Do We Do With The Art of Monstrous Men?

No problem. :)

Edit: Worth it.

Haven't read any commentary on Allen since I had a mini-marathon of his works this summer, notably Annie Hall, Manhattan, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Match Point. Among other things, the author got to the root of what makes them connect to the viewer. A bit tangential, but

    The grown women in Manhattan are brittle and all too aware of death; they’re aware of every goddamn thing. A thinking woman is stuck—distanced from the body, from beauty, from life itself.

This alongside neurosis were ever-present in his themes. Frankly, each year he "puts out" a movie seems like he's attempting the same underlying story, polishing the narrative bit-by-bit.