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 »
Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their various emotional, intellectual and sexual entanglements, loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's 'Smiles of a Summer Night' . Written by
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According to Mia Farrow's autobiography 'What Falls Away', "The film was shot almost entirely outdoors with the incomparable 'Gordon Willis' as cinematographer. Our days were spent waiting for moments of perfect light. Meanwhile I was in the camper (Woody and I shared one throughout thirteen films), wearing a robe, with my hair tightly wrapped around cone-shaped curlers, my torso compressed into a killer corset. Bleary-eyed from a pulverizing headache (the curlers, the corset, the heat, the humidity, the nerves), I just wished I could be my sister [Steffi, her stand-in] out there looking adorable in her jeans and baseball cap and straight hair, lounging in the tall grass, strolling under the trees, talking and laughing with Woody". See more »
About thirteen minutes into the movie, a crew member is visible crouched by a tree, as a deer runs through the woods. See more »
I wonder if geniuses have problems with their sex lives.
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Not intended to be an Allen masterpiece and produced after the self-indulgent Stardust Memories, this piece of work is the gift Allen made to himself and to us. Taking stuff from Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mendelssohn's suite for the play and some other works Woody realized an enchanting movie about the frivolous nature of human beings. It may not have the quality of Bergman's masterpiece and it may not last for more than four hundred years like Shakeapseare's play but it is definitely entertaining and makes a great summer evening's experience! It is also the first appearance of Mia Farrow in a Woody film and she is always excellent, though nominated for a Razzie for this role. The scenery by itself is worth seeing the movie. Plus, there is an interesting blend of screwball comedy from Allen's earlier days (with him going on a flying bicycle), some romance that we came to be accustomed in his later movies and even some drama if you look closer. Overall, the movie has more positive aspects than negative and taken as a whole it does leave a smile on your face.
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