Hannah and Her Sisters

Year: 1986
Director: Woody Allen
Woody is: Mickey
Also starring: Barbara Hershey: Lee
Carrie Fisher: April
Michael Caine: Elliot
Mia Farrow: Hannah
Dianne Wiest: Holly
Max Von Sydow: Frederick
Julie Kavner: Gail
Tony Robert: Cameo
Sam Waterston: Cameo
Written by: Woody Allen
Cinematography: Carlo Di Palma
Awards: AAN, GGN: Woody Allen
S:AA, S:GGN: Michael Caine
S:AA, S:GGN: Dianne Wiest
Net resource: The Internet Movie Database


How the hell do I know why there were Nazis? I don't know how the can opener works!
If Jesus Christ came back today and saw what was being done in his name, he'd never stop throwing up.
I went into a store, I bought a rifle. I was gonna. . . you know, if they told me that I had a tumor, I was going to kill myself. The only thing that might've stopped me, might've, is my parents would be devastated. I would, I woulda' had to shoot them, also, first. And then, I have an aunt and an uncle, I would have, you know, it would have been a bloodbath.

somewhere i have never travelled

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers
you open always petal by petal myself as spring opens
(touching skilfully, misteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending,

nothing we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility; whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain has such small hands

e e cummings, quoted in Hannah....


Bach Concerto No.4 in A Major for Piano and Orchestra, BVW1055
Glenn Gould, Piano
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Golschmann, Conductor

Concerto in F-Minor for Harpsichord by Bach.
[Hilton Allan Marcus wrote on news:]
A good recording is done by "Das Alte Werk" CD (a Teldec company), played by the Leonhardt Consort. It is a much more conservative playing of the concerto than the one in the movie. For a more liberal interpretation, Glenn Gould did a recording for the piano.
Taken from the Published Script Credits.

Segment from the opera "Manon Lescaut" by Puccini
Filmed at the Regio Theater of Turin, Italy
The Orchestra of the Regio Theater
Conductor-Angelo Campori
Director-Carlo Maestrini
Sets-Pasquale Grassi
Costumes-Tirelli Costumes, Rome

"You made Me Love You"
by Joseph McCarthy & James V. Monaco
Performed by Harry James
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.

"I've Heard That Song Before"
by Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne
Performed by Harry James
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.

by Richard Rodgers & Lorenze Hart

"Just You, Just Me"
by Raymond Klages & Jesse Greer

"Where or When"
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenze Hart

"Concerto for Two Violins & Orchestra"
by J.S. Bach
The Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Vassil Kazandjiev
Solo Violins: George Badev & Stoika Milanova
Courtesy of Monitor Records

"Back to the Apple"
by Frank Foster & Count Basie
Performed by Count Basie & His Orchestra
Courtesy of Roulette Records, Inc.

"The Trot"
by Benny Carter
Performed by Count Basie & His Orchestra
Courtesy of Roulette Records, Inc.

"I Remember You"
by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
Performed by Dave Brubeck
Courtesy of Fantasy Records

"Madame Butterfly"
by Puccini
Performed by Rome Opera Chorus & Orchestra
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Courtesy of EMI Records, Inc.

"Concerto for Harpsichord in F Minor"
by J.S. Bach
Performed by Leonhardt Gustav
Courtesy of Teldec Schallplatten GMBH

"You are Too Beautiful"
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart

"If I Had You"
by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly & Ted Shapiro
Performed by Roy Eldridge

"I'm In Love Again"
by Cole Porter

"I'm Old-Fashioned"
by Jerome Kern & Johnny Mercer

"The Way You Look Tonight"
by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields

"It Could Happen to You"
by Johnny Burke & James Van Heusen

"Polkadots and Moonbeams"
by Johnny Burke & James Van Heusen

by Vincent Rose, Al Jolson & B.G. De Sylva

"Isn't It Romantic"
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
[List of music provided by Bill Paton, creator of Director's Template]


What album is Dianne buying in the music store?
She opens her arms at one point, exposing the cover. The album is an extremely obscure recording of a former professor of mine, Mr. Don Grooms, who is a Native American. Grooms is an ex-journalist, and now a retired professor of journalism at the University of Florida. The album was planted by a crew member who had gone to Univ. of Florida (not me). [Matt]
Who is the piano player/singer in the night club that Woody took Dianne Wiest to?
It's Bobby Short, and it's the lounge at the Carlyle. I've never been there but Bobby Short has been playing there for years. [Waker]
The bookstore:
The scene was shot, interior and exterior, at Paegant, and it was shot there for a reason. It was one of the last of the old used-book stores that used to be plentiful on 4th Ave and are now all gone. Paegant was on 9th St. If you look there now there's a chi-chi restaurant in that location with the same name. The book store has moved to Houston St.(From the Woody newsgroup)
Hannah's apartment:
All of the scenes that take place in Hannah's apartment were filmed in Mia Farrow's real apartment.[Laura]
Architect mentioned in car:
I think the architect mentioned in the card is Adolph LOOS. You'll find information about him very easily in any book about history of architecture.[Pierre]

Anders Herman Torp
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