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Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
18 November 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Relationships and the choices we make in life
Plot:
Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Top 15 Performances in a Woody Allen Film
 (From SoundOnSight. 10 July 2009, 1:53 PM, PDT)

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A FILM OF GREAT POWER AND FEELING See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gena Rowlands ... Marion

Mia Farrow ... Hope

Ian Holm ... Ken

Blythe Danner ... Lydia

Gene Hackman ... Larry

Betty Buckley ... Kathy

Martha Plimpton ... Laura

John Houseman ... Marion's Father

Sandy Dennis ... Claire

David Ogden Stiers ... Young Marion's Father

Philip Bosco ... Sam

Harris Yulin ... Paul

Frances Conroy ... Lynn

Fred Melamed ... Patient's Voice / Engagement Party Guest

Kenneth Welsh ... Donald
Bruce Jay Friedman ... Mark
Bernie Leighton ... Piano Player
Jack Gelber ... Birthday Party Guest
Paul Sills ... Birthday Party Guest
John Schenck ... Birthday Party Guest
Noel Behn ... Engagement Party Guest
Gretchen Dahm ... Engagement Party Guest
Janet Frank ... Engagement Party Guest

Dana Ivey ... Engagement Party Guest

Alice Spivak ... Engagement Party Guest
Mary Laslo ... Clara
Carol Schultz ... Young Clara
Dax Munna ... Little Paul
Heather Sullivan ... Little Marion
Margaret Marx ... Young Marion
Jennifer Lynn McComb ... Young Claire
Caroline McGee ... Marion's Mother

Stephen Mailer ... Young Paul
Jacques Levy ... Jack
Dee Dee Friedman ... Waitress

Josh Hamilton ... Laura's Boyfriend
Kathryn Grody ... Cynthia

John Towey ... Waiter (as John Madden Towey)
Michael Kirby ... Psychiatrist
Fred Sweda ... Tom Banks
Jill Whitaker ... Eleanor Banks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlotta Schock ... Psychiatrist Patient (uncredited)
Georges Sheinberg ... Businessman on ticket line (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
 
Writing credits
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Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Robert Greenhut .... producer
Charles H. Joffe .... executive producer
Thomas A. Reilly .... associate producer (as Thomas Reilly)
Helen Robin .... associate producer
Jack Rollins .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan E. Morse 
 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Santo Loquasto 
 
Art Direction by
Speed Hopkins 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Jeffrey Kurland 
 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... make-up artist
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Joseph Hartwick .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Judy Ferguson .... additional second assistant director
Ken Ornstein .... second assistant director
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)
Matthew H. Rowland .... dga trainee (as Matthew Rowland)
 
Art Department
Glenn Lloyd .... art department coordinator
James Mazzola .... property master
Fred Merusi .... standby carpenter
Arne Olsen .... chief construction grip
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator
Cosmo Sorice .... standby scenic artist
James Sorice .... master scenic artist
Dave Weinman .... set dresser
Joseph Alfieri .... carpenter (uncredited)
Gerald DeTitta .... set dresser (uncredited)
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... assistant sound editor
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer: Sound One Corp.
Frank Graziadei .... sound recordist
Robert Hein .... sound editor (as Bob Hein)
Sylvia Menno .... apprentice sound editor
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip
Michael Caracciolo .... second assistant cameraperson
Michael Green .... assistant cameraperson
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Jim Manzione .... best boy
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
Ray Quinlan .... gaffer
Kathina Szeto .... camera assistant trainee
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
 
Casting Department
Judie Fixler .... additional casting: Todd Thaler Casting
Ellen Lewis .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Christians .... wardrobe supervisor: men
Lauren Gibson .... costume assistant
Judy L. Ruskin .... assistant costume designer (as Judy Ruskin Wong)
Melissa Stanton .... wardrobe supervisor: women
 
Editorial Department
Claire Bush .... apprentice film editor
Bill Lattanzi .... assistant film editor (as William Lattanzi)
Jon Neuburger .... associate film editor
 
Location Management
James A. Davis .... location scout (as James Davis)
Jonathan Filley .... location manager
Dana Robin .... location scout
Lee Sachs .... location scout
 
Music Department
Roy B. Yokelson .... music recording engineer
 
Transportation Department
Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy .... transportation captain
Peter Tavis .... transportation co-captain
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sam Bruskin .... studio manager
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Michael DeCasper .... production assistant
Lisa Fisher .... assistant production coordinator
Mark Friedberg .... production assistant
Peter Lombardi .... production auditor
John A. Machione .... assistant production auditor
Jane Read Martin .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Douglas S. Ornstein .... production assistant (as Doug Ornstein)
Helen Robin .... production coordinator
Doug Shannon .... production assistant
Carl Turnquest Jr. .... projectionist
Gilbert S. Williams .... production assistant
Linda Marshall-Smith .... location department (uncredited)
Scott Schaffer .... craft service (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jay Engel .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
 
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81 min
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Did You Know?

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The first of the four collaborations between Woody Allen and Ingmar Bergman's preferred cinematographer, Sven Nykvist.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the credits, Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No. 3 is listed. However, it is Gymnopédie No. 1 which is played in the film.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Marion:[voiceover] If someone had asked me when I reached my fifties to assess my life, I would have said that I had achieved a decent measure of fulfillment, both personally and professionally. Beyond that, I would say I don't choose to delve.
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43 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
A FILM OF GREAT POWER AND FEELING, 6 July 2002
Author: Bill Treadway (treads22@hotmail.com) from Queens, New York

Woody Allen's "Another Woman" is, upon rediscovery, a film of great power and feeling. Sadly, not many people will be open to rediscovery after the initial viewing.

Gena Rowlands stars as Marion Post, a 50ish philosophy professor whose life is in order. She rents an apartment to work on her latest book. By accident, she discovers that through the heating duct, she can hear all conversations from the psychiatrist located in said building. At first, she covers the duct with cushions to block the sound, but she decides to listen in after hearing, by accident, the testimony of a young pregnant woman. This sets in motion a chain of events that changes Marion forever.

Woody has said that he originally conceived the idea as a comedy and indeed, it could be played that way (on a smaller scale in "Everyone Says I Love You"). But here, Allen resists the temptation to play it for laughs. In fact, there is not one single moment of comedy relief in his film. I think that is a wise decision. I was so absorbed by Marion's journey that comedy would have broken the mood of the film. This film is another venture into Bergmanesque cinema and "Another Woman" can compare with the very best Bergman.

Gena Rowlands hasn't had a role this good since the films of her late husband John Cassavetes. This in fact, shows another side of Rowlands; a more restrained, mannered character than the fiery, passionate characters in the Cassavetes films. It just shows the different types of roles Rowlands can play so well. She deserved an Oscar nomination for this.

In fact, the whole film is well cast by Allen. Gene Hackman is great in a mellow part as Marion's ex-lover. Blythe Danner makes a return to form as Marion's best friend. It is great to see Danner do what she does best, especially following the horrible "Brighton Beach Memoirs" in which she was underused. Ian Holm is superb as Marion's husband, who as Roger Ebert puts it "must have a wife so he can cheat on her". In his final film, John Houseman allows himself to appear weak and frail; quite a change from the pillar of strength in "The Paper Chase" and a good cap to a great career.

I mentioned at the beginning that not many people will be open to rediscovering "Another Woman". I think that is correct. Here are my reasons why. First, the film is deliberately paced, even with a short running time of 81 minutes. Most viewers' attention spans won't be able to tolerate the long takes Allen is famous for. Second, the film doesn't offer any instant gratification or closure. Allen's story is one of those stories that just can't have a typical happy Hollywood ending. Third, there is T&A, even though adultery plays a large part in the story. So if you're looking for a fast paced film with T$A and guns and action and a happy ending, you might as well move on.

"Another Woman" is one of those films in which rediscovery is necessary. Allen packs so much into 81 minutes that multiple viewings are necessary to absorb it all. If you make the effort to see it again, you might find that "Another Woman" is a film of great power and feeling that works better every time you see it.

**** out of 4 stars

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