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:
- The Star Wars movies
- The Indiana Jones series
- Monty Python (Grail, Brian, Meaning of Life)
- Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma)
- Office Space
- The Lord of the Rings series
- Pretty much any movie based on a comic book or superhero or involving Stan Lee (X-Men,Iron Man, Avengers)
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
- 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.
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.