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Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
2 August 1978 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Interior Surfaces See more (104 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kristin Griffith ... Flyn

Mary Beth Hurt ... Joey

Richard Jordan ... Frederick

Diane Keaton ... Renata

E.G. Marshall ... Arthur

Geraldine Page ... Eve

Maureen Stapleton ... Pearl

Sam Waterston ... Mike
Missy Hope ... Young Joey
Kerry Duffy ... Young Renata
Nancy Collins ... Young Flyn
Penny Gaston ... Young Eve
Roger Morden ... Young Arthur
Henderson Forsythe ... Judge Bartel

Directed by
Woody Allen 
 
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Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Robert Greenhut .... executive producer
Charles H. Joffe .... producer
Jack Rollins .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Rosenblum (edited by)
 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor  (as Juilet Taylor)
 
Production Design by
Mel Bourne 
 
Set Decoration by
Mario Mazzola 
Daniel Robert 
 
Costume Design by
Joel Schumacher 
 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... make up
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
John Nicolella .... production manager
John Nicolella .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Berman .... first assistant director
Ira Halberstadt .... dga trainee
Henry Mlott .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph Badalucco Jr. .... carpenter (as Joseph Badalucco)
James Mazzola .... property master
Cosmo Sorice .... scenic artist
James Sorice .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Nathan Boxer .... sound (as Nat Boxer)
Bernard Hajdenberg .... sound editing: Magnoflex (as Bernie Hajdenberg)
Jack Higgens .... rerecording mixer: Magno Sound
William S. Scharf .... assistant sound editor (as William Scharf)
Vito L. Ilardi .... boom swinger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Jim Hovey .... first assistant cameraman (as James Hovey)
Herb Wagreich .... camera operator
Dusty Wallace .... gaffer
Robert Ward .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Aaron Beckwith .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clifford Capone .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Susan E. Morse .... assistant film editor
Sonya Polonsky .... assistant film editor
 
Location Management
Carl Zucker .... location coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Edward Iacobelli .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Barbara De Fina .... production office coordinator
Marc G. Greenberg .... production accountant
Margaret B. Hunnewell .... production assistant (as Margaret Hunnewell)
Scott MacDonough .... unit publicist
Patrick McCormick .... production assistant
Seth Schultz .... production assistant
Sonya Sones .... production assistant
Angela Vullo .... production assistant
Charles Zalben .... production assistant
Kristi Zea .... design coordinator
Chris Rosen .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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93 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | France:Tous publics | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:PG (certificate #25289) | West Germany:12

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The film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Actress (Geraldine Page), Best Supporting Actress (Maureen Stapleton), Best Art Direction, and for Woody Allen, both Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, but the picture failed to win any Oscars .See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the church, Eve knocks over a table of candles and broken glass is heard as they clatter to the floor. But as she leaves, there's not one candle on the ground.See more »
Quotes:
Joey:I feel the need to express something, but I don't know what it is I want to express. Or how to express it.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Wolverine BluesSee more »

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Interior Surfaces, 27 March 2002
Author: redman-11 from Iowa City, Iowa

There was a Laraine Newman Saturday Night Live skit in which she plays a ditzy stewardess who bakes a peach cobbler for her Beverly Hills boyfriend. "Look," the boyfriend's mother remarks, "The shiksa's baked us a Presbyterian Pie!" Ladies and Gents, this is Woody Allen's Presbyterian Pie. In Interiors, we see (but only through his direction, for once) Allen on stilts attempting to reach the stature of a truly great director, Ingmar Bergman. It's interesting to think that, while Bergman is said to be one of Allen's favorite directors, so much of the Swede's influence, at least in this movie, seems to have proved indigestible, or incomprehensible, to Woody. At least that's the only way I can explain the clumsy, aping, pastiche-like quality to the to the long, drawn-out silences, and the improbable intellibabble dialogue. I live in a college town, and I never sat through a dinner like that. Geraldine Page makes what was, at that time, a rare appearance as an ice-grey-clad snow queen in her "ice palace:" in Allen's sex-obsessed, Freudian universe, her problems stem from this frigidity first, and the same lack of any real feeling extends to her daughters. I would suggest that not only has this character lost her life-it seems to have been stolen from her in some mysterious way by her husband and daughters-but the character itself, down to mannerisms and hairstyle, is simply a late Bibi Andersson impersonation, and as such is enough to throw even the most avid student of films into a tailspin, since the character doesn't derive so much from the plot, such as it is, as from the director/writer's idea of what a Bergmanesque matriarch should look and sound like. So there is no real explanation for her actions, or her character. Ms. Page's Oscar nomination for the role can be traced to the rarity of her film roles, and her stage reputation, coupled with Hollywood's obsessive need to legitimize itself as Real Theater. Diane Keaton, Mary Beth Hurt, and Sam Waterston give delectably pained and studied performances. There is much sighing, clenching of jaws and twisting of heads, as if the characters' neuroses had somehow translated themselves into virulent forms of neuralgic palsy. They can't think the cricks out of their necks, however, just as they can't make the dialogue sound real. This movie was a step forward for Allen, in that normally his characters did little more than talk, copulate, think about it, and talk some more. Here they cut out the sex part and simply think, think, and talk and talk. About nothing you or I would be the least bit interested in. Since Allen, in long view, seems to be something of an anomaly, a deep thinker inside a basically shallow person, the characters say things like (of someone's cologne): "It permeates the house." Honestly, has anyone ever sat in your presence and used the word "permeates" in conversation? But what can you expect of characters who show more emotion over the breaking of a vase than they do while fending off being raped, attending their father's wedding, or their mother's funeral? And, notice: every single review of this film you'll ever read mentions that vase: it's almost the only thing that happens in this film. Maureen Stapleton, as others have mentioned, is the salvation of this movie, and as a "vulgarian," is completely outdone (probably unintentionally) by Page: what could be more vulgar than smashing the prayer candles in a church, or appearing at the scene of your ex-husband's wedding in order to commit suicide? I have to admit, I was really rooting for the old girl to catch that undertow, since the gaspipe hadn't done the job. I vote for typing this movie as a kind of fantasy, one where a New York comic is transformed into a Northern European auteur, making yet another memorable film-which this film, some 20 years after the buzz has worn off, simply is not. Keep trying, Woody, but try to be more like yourself.

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