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Stardust Memories (1980)

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While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

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Marie-Christine Barrault ...
Isobel
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Jack Abel
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Joan Neuman ...
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Ken Chapin ...
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Eli Mintz ...
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Bob Maroff ...
Jerry Abraham
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Storyline

Sandy Bates, a successful filmmaker, attends a festival conducted to honor his work. During the course of the weekend he reconsiders his cinematic accomplishments as well as his past relationships. Written by Scott R. Vaughn <scott@vaughn.hon.msu.edu>

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26 September 1980 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The enlarged-photo-themed wallpaper in Sandy's apartment changed to offer reflections on or counterpoints to the scenes in which they appear. In the scene where Sandy & Dorrie are arguing about his flirting with her 13-year-old cousin it shows a newspaper headline that reads "Incest betw... father's and..." See more »

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Sandy Bates: I've had six chauffeurs in two years. You get me drunks, guys who can't understand English, one guy ran over an old lady with me in the car and now this guy's wanted for mail fraud.
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References Bicycle Thieves (1948) See more »

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Tropical Mood Meringue
(1939)
Music by Sidney Bechet
Performed by Sidney Bechet
Courtesy of Capitol Records & Pathe Marconi, EMI
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Interesting, and profound, but surprisingly misunderstood.

It seems that Stardust Memories does not get the credit that it truly deserves. Everyone has such distaste for this film because they thought that this was an autobiography and it was Woody's attack on his fans/critics. Woody himself has said many times that this is not the case, but even if it were, I believe that the fans/critics deserve to be lowered down a peg. After all, Woody's interpretation of his fans (via Fellini's style of awkward and hilarious faces) is valid. Fans and critics alike should never have verbally abused him so much after the release of Interiors (1978). Why should directors be type-casted? Let him have his freedom! After all, Interiors wasn't such a bad movie. It was different, but not bad. Stardust Memories has also been accused of Woody's most self-indulgent film, but this is an outrage. All of Woody's films have something to do with his personal life, but if he had casted someone like John Cusack as Sandy Bates, then everyone would have stopped complaining about it's self-indulgence and start understanding how much of a creative genius Woody Allen is. Overall, Stardust Memories will be one of his films that lasts; but only time will tell.


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