Annie Hall


Year: 1977
Director: Woody Allen
Woody is: Alvy Singer
Also starring:
Diane Keaton: Annie Hall
Tony Roberts: Rob
Carol Kane: Allison
Shelley Duvall: Pam
Christopher Walken: Duane Hall
Jeff Goldblum: Lacey Party Guest
Paul Simon:Tony Lacey
Sigourney Weaver: Alvy's Date Outside Theatre
Written by: Marhall Brickman and Woody Allen
Cinematography: Gordon Willis
Awards: AA, GGN, DGA: Woody Allen (director)
AAN, C:GGN: Woody Allen (actor)
AA, BA, C:GG: Diane Keaton
Net resource: The Internet Movie Database
Misc: The script (Special thanks to John Reifler.)

Favorite Quotes and Sound

Sound "The food at this place is really terrible". And the other one says: "Yeah, I know. And such small portions."
Sound I would never wanna belong to any club that would have someone like me for member.
Sound Mother(to doctor): He's been depressed. All of a sudden, he can't do anything.
Doc: Why are you depressed, Alvy?
Mother: Tell doctor Flicker. It's something he read.
Doc: Something you read, heah?
Alvy: The universe is expanding.
Doc: The universe is expanding?
Alvy: Well, the universe is everything, and if it's expanding, someday it will break apart and that would be the end of everything!
Mother(shouting): What is that your business? (to doctor) He stopped doing his homework.
Alvy: What's the point?
Mother: What has the universe got to do with it? You're here in Brooklyn! Brooklyn is not expanding!

Sound Those who can't do, teach. And those who can't teach, teach gym. And of course, those who couldn't do anything, I think, were assign to our school.
Sound ["Always the wrong answer". Notice the slap at the end.....]
Sound [...] In the event of war, I'm a hostage.
Sound [Jew -- d'you]
Sound I don't wanna live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light.
Sound [I happen to have Mr. McLuhan right here.]
Sound Sometimes I ask myself how I'd stand up under torture.
[...] If Gestapo takes away your Bloomingsdale's charge card, you'll tell them everything.
Sound [...] I interestingly dated a woman in the Eisenhover administration, briefly, and it was ironic to me because I was trying to do to her what Eisenhover has been doing to the country for the last [?] years.
Sound [lah-di-dah]
Sound I'm so tired of spending evenings making fake insights with people who work for Dysentery.
Really, I've heard that Commentary and Dissent merged and formed Dysentery
Sound Hi, Hi, Hi.
Oh, hi, hi
Well, bye.
Sound A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know, it has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
Sound Diane: I live up here. Oh my God. Look! There's a parking space.
Woody: That's OK. We can walk to the curb from here.
Sound George is standing in line, oh this is..., and... getting his free turkey. The thing is that he falls asleep and he never wakes up. So, he's dead. He's dead. Yeah. Oh dear. Well. Terrible huh? I mean, that's pretty awful...
It's a great story, though. I mean, it really made my day.
Sound I feel that life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. That's the two categories. The horrible be like, I don't know, terminal cases, you know, and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get through life. It's amazing to me. And the miserable is everyone else. So you should be thankful that you're miserable, because that's very lucky, to be miserable.
Sound Do you love me?
Love is too weak a word. I lerve you. You know, I lo-ove you. I luff you. There are two "f's." I have to invent... of course I love you.

Sound I was thrown out of there during my freshman year, for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
Sound I was in analysis. I was suicidal as a matter of fact and would have killed myself, but I was in analysis with a strict Freudian, and if you kill yourself they make you pay for the sessions you miss.
Sound Duane:Can i confess something? I tell you this because as an artist, I think you'll understand. Sometimes when I'm driving on the road at night, I see two headlights coming toward me. Fast, I have this sudden impuls to turn the wheel quickly head on into the oncoming car. I can anticipate the explosion, the sound of shattering glass, the flames rising out of the fueling gasoline.
Alvy: Right. I have to go now Duane, because I'm due back on the planet earth.
Sound Annie: You followed me. I can't believe it.
Alvy: I didn't follow you.
Annie:You followed me.
Alvy: Why? Because I was walking along the block behind you staring at you? That's not following.
Annie:Well, what's your definition of following?
Alvy: Following is different. I was spying.
Sound Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Sound Annie: Then she mentioned penis envy. Do you know anything about that?
Alvy: Me? I'm one of the few males who suffers from that.
Sound Alvy: You look like a really happy couple? Are you?
Woman: Yeah.
Alvy: Yeah? So how to you count for it?
Woman: I am very shallow and empty, and I have no ideas and nothing interesting to say.
Man: And I'm exactly the same way.
Alvy: I see. That's very interesting. So you managed to work out something?
Man: Right!
Sound Pam: Sex with you is really a kafkaesque experience.
Alvy: Oh, thank you.
Pam: I mean that as a compliment.
Sound That's about 2000 dollars an ounce.
Really,....... [sneeze]
[white powder all over....]
Sound [I haven't split this into parts yet. 5.4 MB]
I'm a cartoon character, I don't have a period!
At the moment it's just a Notion, but with a bit of backing I think I could turn it into a Concept, and then an Idea.
I forgot my mantra.
I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I... I have a tendency to ... if I get too mellow, I... I ripen and then rot.
In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.
That was the most fun I've ever had without laughing.
Annie: You know I just like to smoke a little something before sex, it helps me relax
Alvy: How about I give you some Sodium Pentathol and can sleep through the whole thing.
Alvy: Hey listen listen
Annie: What?
Alvy: Gimme a kiss
Annie: Really?
Alvy: Yeah, why not, because we're just gonna go home later, right?
Annie: Yeah
Alvy: And-and...uh there's gonna be all that tension. You know we never kissed before and I'll never know when to make the right move or anything. So we'll kiss now we'll get it over with and then we'll go eat. Okay?
Annie: Oh, all right.
Alvy: And we'll digest our food better
Annie: Okay Yeah
(they kiss)
Alvy: So, now we can digest our food
(they turn and start walking again)
I'm working on a non-fiction version of the 'Warren Report.'



  • Poster
  • Diane & Woody on balcony
  • Diane & Woody on sidewalk
  • The following images are courtesy of
  • Alvy explaining something...
  • "The Universe is expanding."
  • "Always the wrong answer"
  • Alvy at school...
  • Pupil tells about his career...
  • Jew -- d'you
  • "Hey, this is Alvy Singer!"
  • A&A in line at theater.
  • Alvy and Carol in the bedroom.
  • Lobster hunting.
  • Annie looking back.
  • Alvy watching sports.
  • Lah-di-dah
  • We can walk to the curb from here.
  • A&A on the balcony.
  • A&A in a cafe
  • A&A at a bench
  • Annie in the darkness.
  • Comedian
  • Alvy trying to smile.
  • Granny at dinner
  • Alvy with beard
  • The Singers and The Halls eating.
  • "I didn't follow you."
  • "I am very shallow and empty..."
  • "I'm a cartoon character, I don't have a period!"
  • A&A sitting on the bed.
  • It's uncle what's-his-name...
  • A&A seeing therapists.
  • Very expensive sneezing...
  • Alvy eating chicken.
  • Meeting Paul Simon.
  • A&A in the plane.
  • Alvy discussing with traffic police
  • Rob in space suit.
  • Music

    "Seems Like Old Times, "
    Music by Carmen Lombardo, lyrics by John Jacob Loeb
    "It Had to be You"
    Music by Isham Jones, lyrics by Gus Kahn
    Recorded Music:
    "A Hard Way to Go"
    Performed by Time Weisberg on A&M Records
    Christmas Medley
    Performed by Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus on Vocalion Records
    "Sleepy Lagoon"
    Performed by Tommy Dorsey on RCA Records
    [List of music provided by Bill Paton, creator of Director's Template]
    Thanks to Mina, "The Laughing Madcap", and John
    Anders Herman Torp
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