listening to harry janes & his orchestra – the “i’ve heard that song before” – takes me right back to age 22 when i first realized that woody allen’s movies were the slice of life movies i loved. especially this song in hannah & her sisters. i know. i know. lots of controversy on WA. i don’t care. you know why?
oh these movies are so good. but let me explain why. these aren’t cliff-hanger, sensational movies. no. these are really deep “love ’em or hate ’em” character movies. it’s honest. they are hard to watch sometimes. once again, they are a bit slow but it’s meant to be watched like you are just an observer – a fly on the wall.
i probably have written this before but i got into woody movies from an awesome class i took at columbia – urban life in media & film. thought it would be a blow-off class. not so much. but when we watched the movie MANHATTAN in that class -that was it for me. done. sold from the opening scene:
at 24 years old, i can’t even believe how much i watched his movies. to the point that my clients gave me as a going away gift, a CD collection of all his movies (love.)
take this scene my chicago roommate and i watched over and over again in his movie HUSBANDS AND WIVES. i think judy davis won an award for this role. this scene comes from her first date after she separated from her husband who was cheating on her. her acting is brilliant, funny and sad all at the same time.
but my favorite movie of all time is annie hall.
la dee da. the greatest part is that annie was from… wisconsin. chippewa falls. i love it.
well, i just heard that song. and this is what i thought about it.