Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.Written by
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The names of the six original songs heard in the film, which were about Leonard Zelig (Woody Allen), all of which had humorous titles and were all composed by Dick Hyman for the film, were "Reptile Eyes", "Chameleon Days", "Leonard the Lizard", "Doin' the Chameleon", "The Changing Man Concerto" and "You May Be Six People, But I Love You". See more »
The film begins in 1928 and some added time later into the film Zelig cohorts with Jack Dempsey at his 'training camp.' Dempsey last fight, and ergo his last training camp, was back in September 1927. See more »
I love baseball. You know, it doesn't have to mean anything. It's just very beautiful to watch.
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This could well be a review of 90% of Woody Allen's oeuvre. The film is a smorgasbord of fabulousness - exquisite concepts, very clever lines and very funny ones. No film maker has ever had such a grasp of irony, sarcasm and the ridiculous, and still imbue it with wit and (occasionally) subtlety. But it is the relentless self-deprecation and extant feelings of worthlessness that eventually become wearing after you have watched as many Allen films as I have. This is the film that most impresses you with his confusion over identity however. I could go on about self-analysis for pages but it's unnecessary...just watch any given Woody Allen film. He mellows it out with a rather forlorn sense of romance that becomes endearing rather than pathetic...a skill that is essential to engage with his films. This is a fine film. Oh yeah...and very funny...if you get the references.
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