9 comments on “Hannah and Her Sisters

  1. You’re spot on to note that the film plays like a novel. It’s Allen’s Great American Novel rendered in his best medium. I’m not sure if it’s his best effort, but I think it may be my favorite of his.

    If I recall, Caine’s absence from the ceremony wasn’t just because he didn’t want to endure the possibility of playing the good sport loser from his seat, but he was also stuck on location filming, of all things, Jaws: The Revenge. Which meant that neither of the two biggest stars to win that night were anywhere near the ceremony since Paul Newman opted out as well.

  2. I personally loved this film. It displayed a more mature and thoughtful Woody Allen that we would see in other films like “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Husbands and Wives.”

    I feel bad for Woody Allen…he just can’t get his career back on track…

    Anyway, hi! I’m Nathanael Hood from Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear!

    You have an impressive blog and I support your mission! The Oscars were the inspiration for my obsession with the cinema. I would love to know what you think of my blog!

  3. I need to see this again. I really liked it at the time, but that was a couple of decades ago 🙂 . My favorite of his will always be Broadway Danny Rose (which is a comedy — if those categories mean a lot with his pictures which are frequently somewhere in between), but he’s made a lot of other good ones.

    I need to see Manhattan again, too.

    Of his more recent ones, I’ve really liked Match Point/Scoop, and VCB. (And not because I’m a huge Scarlett Johansson fan — I’ve never liked her except in his pictures). And there’s a ton I’ve never seen and I’m okay with that.

    • Anthony, I’ve still relatively new to Woody Allen films, but have a real respect for his work and want to see as many as I can. Thank you so much for hitting the “Like” button!

      • If/when you do watch Match Point and Scoop, let me know and I’ll direct you to a blog post I wrote about them. (I don’t want to give anything away before you see them.)

  4. Having just finished the first two seasons of In Treatment, I’m looking forward to revisiting HAHS, just to see Diane Wiest in her younger days again.

    • I just had that experience with Vanessa Redgrave. I watched The Bostonians, where she was about two decades too old for the character she was playing, and then I watched Blow-Up again and thought, “If only she’d been that age in The Bostonians.”

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