Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.
When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the marriage of Gabe and Judy gets more and more strained, and they begin to find themselves being attracted to other people. Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Woody Allen wanted to shoot the film in 16mm to give the feel of a documentary to the viewer, but TriStar was against this and made the director shoot in 35mm. See more »
When Sally (Judy Davis) and Jack (Sydney Pollack) are arguing in their living room, one of the crew members can be seen moving in the reflection off the picture glass on the back wall. See more »
Einstein was then celebrating, uh, the seventieth birthday anniversary and there was a colloquium given for him. And he said, "God doesn't play dice with the universe".
No. He just plays hide-and-seek.
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A NY Version of Bergman's "Scenes From a Marriage"
I am surprised that so few people mention that this film is so obviously inspired by Bergman's television series - which was later edited into a film.
As Scenes from a Marriage is perhaps my favourite Bergman film, it makes sense I guess that this is my favourite Woody Allen film.
If you like this film, I would highly recommend Bergman's "Scenes" and vice versa.
Regarding H&W, it is great in that it uncovers the savagery involved in love and breakups that many films gloss over. There are also some touching moments, but for the most part the film is an investigation into the darker side of relationships and egos.
I love it!
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