Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court ... See full summary »
Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and brought back - 200 years in the future, by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world, which has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots. Written by
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Woody Allen and rock star Alice Cooper happened to meet while staying in the same hotel while Allen was filming and Cooper was on tour. Allen invited him to the set to watch the filming, but Cooper did not appear in the film. See more »
In the final chase scene, the all-white futuristic vehicle is replaced briefly by another all-white futuristic vehicle of a different design, including a black trim. See more »
"Regis - register commies, not guns." What's that mean?
"Register commies, not guns."
Oh, he was probably a member of the National Rifle Association. There was a group that helped criminals get guns so they could shoot citizens. It was a public service.
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We are blessed that Woody was around, making movies as interesting as this when he was.
Already with this one, he began his vast exploration of movie techniques and devices that would last 25 years or so.
The idea is simple in this one: he wanted to use film slapstick from a bygone era. How better to situate that than to move the whole picture into a future era?
We have some truly classic stuff here. The banana joke, The mirror joke. The robot pantomime. The acting out of the Jewish dinner (done in later movies too). The inflated man joke. You can find all these in any number of Keaton. Marx, Laurel & Hardy movies.
The unifying string of time travel, a romance, the leader and his nose is too weak to make this a solidly recommended outing. And it wouldn't be for a couple years until Woody cared about the cinematography at all.
I had forgotten how pretty Diane Keaton was. Very.
Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.
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