Annie Hall

This is not a movie review, well, not really.

There are certain movies, book, songs and art works that are so much a part of popular culture that I feel somewhat diminished for not having experienced them.

Any such experience that I have heard referenced more than 10 times works its way into my consciousness until I eventually check it out for myself.

The required viewings/readings/listenings can be different for different people, dependent on their social circles.

Working in IT for many years, the mandatory items included:

And of course there are any number of less nerdy classics that need to be seen:

  • James Bond (Connery, Brosnan and Craig)
  • Anything by Pixar
  • The Godfather series
  • Citizen Kane
  • Anything by Alfred Hitchcock
  • Casablanca
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Blade Runner
  • many many others

I can’t say I have seen all of these, or even most of them, but if I stumble across them I might try…

Annie Hall was one of these movies.

Cover of "Annie Hall"

Last night I was checking out the Saturday night SBS offerings and I stumbled across the end of a Woody Allen documentary followed by Annie Hall.

(SBS is a great channel for independent films, foreign films and a little soft core porn.)

As much as I dislike Woody Allen’s self-indulgent anxiety ridden straight to camera comments, I do like Dianne Keaton.

One day I am going to write my must see list and actually watch them.

The must read list would be so much longer.


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