Crimes and Misdemeanors
||Woody Allen (AAN)|
Martin Landau (S:AAN): Judah Rosenthal|
Anjelica Huston: Dolores Paley
Woody Allen: Clifford Stern
Alan Alda: Lester
Sam Waterston: Ben
Mia Farrow: Halley Reed
Daryl Hannah: (cameo)
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The last time I was inside a woman was when I went to the Statue of Liberty
The guy was not sick at all. And he left a note. He left a simple note
that said, "I've gone out the window." And this is a major intellectual,
and he leaves this note. "i've gone out the window." I mean, what the hell
does that mean? This guy was a role model. You'd think he'd leave a
Cliff: (defending himself; his wife had suggested he wasn't a
very successful documentary filmmaker).
What about that honorable mention at the Cincinatti Film
Wife: Everyone got honorable mention who showed up.
- Shubert's String quartet no. 15
Brian wrote on news:
There appear to be similarities between the character Levy [..] and
Primo Levi, the Italian Jewish writer (*The Drowned & the Saved*, *The
Periodic Table*, *Truce*) who was a holocaust survivor and who
suicided in 1987.
Dave told me:
While [Brian's] point has often been made, Woody claims the name (and
similarities) are coincidence...the film Levy was a character originally
dreamed up for Annie Hall, back when that movie was going to be a murder
mystery. Levy was to be an apparent suicide whose death seems suspicious
to Alvy and Annie, who expose it as murder. To quote from Eric Lax's bio
of Allen, "Lawyers for the publisher of Primo Levi...inquired if Woody
was invoking him [in C&A]. Woody is an admirer of Levi's work, but he
says that until their letter he made no connection between the two. Levy
had been sitting around in his mind all those years and finally here was
a chance to use him" (pg 283).
Of course, who knows what connections get made at the unconscious level?
Anders Herman Torp
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