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Annie Hall Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

[[Performer~P79388~Woody Allen~woodyallen]]'s romantic comedy of the Me Decade follows the up and down relationship of two mismatched New York neurotics. Jewish comedy writer Alvy Singer (Allen) ponders the modern quest for love and his past romance with tightly-wound WASP singer Annie Hall ([[Performer~P96996~Diane Keaton~dianekeaton]], née Diane Hall). The twice-divorced Alvy knows that it's not easy to find a mate when the options include pretentious New York intellectuals and lifestyle-obsessed Rolling Stone writers, but la-di-dah-ing Annie seems different. Along the rocky road of their coupling, Allen/Alvy weigh in on such topics as endless therapy, movies vs. TV, the absurdity of dating rituals, anti-Semitism, drugs, and, in one of the best set pieces, repressed Midwestern WASP insanity vs. crazy Brooklyn Jewish boisterousness. Annie wants to move to Los Angeles to find that fame that finally does in the relationship -- but not before Alvy gets in a few digs at vacuous, mantra-fixated California. Originally entitled Anhedonia (the inability to enjoy oneself), Annie Hall blended the slapstick and fantasy from such earlier Allen films as [[Feature~V45148~Sleeper~sleeper]] (1973) and [[Feature~V3860~Bananas~bananas]] (1971) with the more autobiographical musings of his stand-up and written comedy, using an array of such movie techniques as talking heads, splitscreens, and subtitles. Within these gleeful formal experiments and sight gags, Allen and co-writer [[Performer~P82994~Marshall Brickman~marshallbrickman]] skewered 1970s solipsism, reversing the happy marriage of opposites found in classic screwball comedies. Hailed as Allen's most mature and personal film, Annie Hall beat out [[Feature~V46636~Star Wars~starwars]] for Best Picture and also won Oscars for Allen as director and writer and for Keaton as Best Actress; audiences enthusiastically responded to Allen's take on contemporary love and turned Keaton's rumpled menswear into a fashion trend. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:October 19, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Marshall Brickman Best Screenplay 1977 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Marshall Brickman Best Screenplay 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marshall Brickman Best Original Screenplay 1977 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Marshall Brickman Best Screenplay 1977 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ralph Rosenblum Best Editing 1977 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Woody Allen Best Director 1977 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Woody Allen Best Screenplay 1977 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Woody Allen Best Picture 1977 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Woody Allen Best Screenplay 1977 Winner
Directors Guild of America Woody Allen Best Director 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Director 1977 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Woody Allen Best Director 1977 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Woody Allen Best Screenplay 1977 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Woody Allen Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1977 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Woody Allen Best Director 1977 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Woody Allen Best Screenplay 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Actor 1977 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Diane Keaton Best Actress 1977 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Diane Keaton Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1977 Winner
National Board of Review Diane Keaton Best Supporting Actress 1977 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Diane Keaton Best Actress 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Diane Keaton Best Actress 1977 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Diane Keaton Best Actress 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles H. Joffe Best Picture 1977 Winner

Cast

Woody Allen
as Alvy Singer
Diane Keaton
as Annie Hall
Tony Roberts
as Rob
Carol Kane
as Allison
Paul Simon
as Tony Lacey
Colleen Dewhurst
as Mom Hall
Janet Margolin
as Robin
Shelley Duvall
as Pam
Christopher Walken
as Duane Hall
Donald Symington
as Dad Hall
Mordecai Lawner
as Alvy's Dad
Joan Newman
as Alvy's Mom
Jonathan Munk
as Alvy at 9
Ruth Volner
as Alvy's Aunt
Martin Rosenblatt
as Alvy's Uncle
Charles Levin
as Actor in Rehearsal
Dick Cavett
as Himself
Sigourney Weaver
as Alvy's Date outside Theater
Arthur Haggerty
Bob Maroff
as Man #1 Outside Theatre
Chris Gampel
as Doctor
John Doumanian
as Coke Fiend
Lou Picetti
as Street Stranger
Vince O'Brien
as Hotel Doctor
Hy Ansel
as Joey Nichols
John Glover
as Actor Boy Friend
Loretta Tupper
as Street Stranger
Walter Bernstein
as Annie's Date outside Theater
Gary Allen
as School Teacher
Roger Newman
as Lacey Party Guest
Christine Jones
as Dorrie
Rashel Novikoff
as Aunt Tessie
Bernie Styles
as Comic's Agent
Veronica Radburn
as Annie's Psychiatrist
Beverly D'Angelo
as Actress in Rob's TV Show
William Callaway
as Lacey Party Guest
John Dennis Johnston
as L.A. Policeman
Jim McKrell
as Lacey Party Guest
Laurie Bird
as Tony Lacey's Girl Friend
Jeff Goldblum
as Lacey Party Guest
Shelley Hack
as Street Stranger
Tracey Walter
as Actor in Rob's TV Show
Johnny Haymer
as Comic
Stanley de Santis
Paula Trueman
as Street Stranger
Michael Karm
as Rehearsal Director
James MacKrell
Humphrey Davis
as Alvy's Psychiatrist
Michael Aronin
as Waiter #2 at Nightclub
Gary Mule Deer
as Man at Health Food Restaurant
Lucy Lee Flippin
as Waitress at Health Food Restaurant
Alan Landers
as Lacey Party Guest
Rick Petrucelli
as Man outside Theater
Helen Ludlam
as Grammy Hall

Crew

Woody Allen
Director
Charles H. Joffe
Producer
Woody Allen
Screenwriter
Marshall Brickman
Screenwriter
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer
Gus Kahn
Featured Music
Isham Jones
Featured Music
Wendy Greene Bricmont
Editor
Ralph Rosenblum
Editor
Mel Bourne
Art Director
Fred T. Gallo
Associate Producer
Robert Greenhut
Executive Producer
Barbara Krieger
Set Designer
Ralph Lauren
Costume Designer
George Newman
Costume Designer
Nancy McArdle
Costume Designer
Marilyn Putnam
Costume Designer
Ruth Morley
Costume Designer
James J. Sabat
Sound/Sound Designer
James Pilcher
Sound/Sound Designer
Fred T. Gallo
First Assistant Director
Fred Schuler
Camera Operator
Donald Thorin
Camera Operator
Robert Greenhut
Production Manager
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Fern Buchner
Makeup
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