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Stardust Memories (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  26 September 1980 (USA)
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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 ...
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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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Jerry Abraham
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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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The name of the hotel was The Hotel Stardust. The building was in reality the building of the The Ocean Grove's Great Auditorium, NJ. See more »

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Sandy Bates: It's crazy. The town is jammed. I don't know, is the Pope in town, or some other show business figure?
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A B&W confection full of touching Allen-isms
28 March 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Only a filmmaking genius like Woody Allen could bring such viable characters to the screen with such life and perception. Allen (who also scripted) is Sandy Bates, an acclaimed, world-reknowned director who attends a weekend festival honoring his works. When he's not being bombarded by mobs of autograph hounds and PR people, he takes time to reflect on himself and the three diverse women in his life: drug-abusing actress Dorrie (Charlotte Rampling), wistful violinist Daisy (Jessica Harper, who also appeared in Allen's "Love and Death" (1975)) and French housewife Isobel (Academy Award-nominee Marie-Christine Barrault). Loaded with the crisp dialogue that we've come to expect from Allen (Best line: "I would trade that Oscar for one more second of life"), "Stardust Memories" is noticably one of Allen's most personal films. Also, what makes "SM" unlike his other works, where his characters do a lot of interacting, the film's focus is mainly on Allen (most beautifully) interacting with himself mentally. Sharon Stone has a bit part in the beginning as a train passenger. Gordon Willis' cinematography is gorgeous. ***1/2 of ****.


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