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Combining photography and filmography, I'm trying to derive the essence of films from a single still. All content original, citation appreciated.
The Trip
The simplicity of The Trip works to its advantage. The humor drawn almost entirely from Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan stumbling over impressions (the attempts at Michael Caine and Woody Allen are highlights) keeps it focused. Besides this, the film also contains a backdrop of Coogan experiencing a mid-life crisis, which is convincing and pulls out his best performances.

The Trip

The simplicity of The Trip works to its advantage. The humor drawn almost entirely from Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan stumbling over impressions (the attempts at Michael Caine and Woody Allen are highlights) keeps it focused. Besides this, the film also contains a backdrop of Coogan experiencing a mid-life crisis, which is convincing and pulls out his best performances.

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  • #steve coogan
  • #rob brydon
  • #michael caine
  • #woody allen
  • #film
  • Stardust Memories
Stardust Memories follows filmmaker and comedian Sandy Bates (Who Else?) as he struggles with his own mortality and public imagine. One of Allen’s most divisive pictures, it is definitely not without its merits. Here we see him dealing deeply with his neurotic, agoraphobic, and paranoid tendencies. We also see interesting homages to foreign films, particularly Fredrico Fellini’s 8 1/2. A worthy watch for any interested fan of Allen.

    Stardust Memories

    Stardust Memories follows filmmaker and comedian Sandy Bates (Who Else?) as he struggles with his own mortality and public imagine. One of Allen’s most divisive pictures, it is definitely not without its merits. Here we see him dealing deeply with his neurotic, agoraphobic, and paranoid tendencies. We also see interesting homages to foreign films, particularly Fredrico Fellini’s 8 1/2. A worthy watch for any interested fan of Allen.

  • #woody allen
  • #film
  • #8 1/2
  • #frederico fellini
  • #stardust memories
  • #black and white
  • #comedy
  • Midnight in Paris
Sometimes this film seems like it is more or less propaganda espousing the beauty of Paris. Fortunately it has Allen’s intriguing plot, picturesque cinematography, and witty dialogue to keep it enjoyable. If you like historical characters (or, unfortunately, caricatures at some points), nighttimes strolls, and endless shots of the City of Lights, this ones for you. 

    Midnight in Paris

    Sometimes this film seems like it is more or less propaganda espousing the beauty of Paris. Fortunately it has Allen’s intriguing plot, picturesque cinematography, and witty dialogue to keep it enjoyable. If you like historical characters (or, unfortunately, caricatures at some points), nighttimes strolls, and endless shots of the City of Lights, this ones for you. 

  • #woody allen
  • #owen wilson
  • #midnight in paris
  • #paris
  • #city of lights
  • #film
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery
Although somewhat middle of the line fair for Woody Allen, this one does do a great job of balancing a whodunit thriller with a romantic comedy. The storyline is engaging and the jokes pop, but there is a lot of space in between them. Plus, the duo of Allen and Diane Keaton is always a big plus.

    Manhattan Murder Mystery

    Although somewhat middle of the line fair for Woody Allen, this one does do a great job of balancing a whodunit thriller with a romantic comedy. The storyline is engaging and the jokes pop, but there is a lot of space in between them. Plus, the duo of Allen and Diane Keaton is always a big plus.

  • #woody allen
  • #film
  • #diane
  • #diane keaton
  • #allen
  • #manhattan
  • #manhattan murder mystery
  • #thriller
  • #mystery
  • Manhattan
Woody Allen’s Manhattan is romantic to an extent match by few of his other film. Using spacious shots of New York scenery, black and white, and emotional storyline; he makes sure you fall head over heels for this one.

    Manhattan

    Woody Allen’s Manhattan is romantic to an extent match by few of his other film. Using spacious shots of New York scenery, black and white, and emotional storyline; he makes sure you fall head over heels for this one.

  • #woody allen
  • #black and white
  • #manhattan
  • #diane keaton
  • #romance
  • #new york
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors 
While definitely not one of Woody Allen’s strongest outings, Crimes and Misdemeanors contains some interesting musings on the upper class and relationships, of course. It is also one of Allen’s more heartfelt films, with Cliff Stern (Allen) playing the role of dedicated family man.

    Crimes and Misdemeanors 

    While definitely not one of Woody Allen’s strongest outings, Crimes and Misdemeanors contains some interesting musings on the upper class and relationships, of course. It is also one of Allen’s more heartfelt films, with Cliff Stern (Allen) playing the role of dedicated family man.

  • #woody allen
  • #crimes and misdemeanors
  • #film
  • #photography
  • #new york
  • #martin landau
  • If my films make one more person miserable, I’ll feel I have done my job.

    — Woody Allen

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  • #film
  • #miserable
  • Annie Hall
In trying to capture this film in a still, you have to include this iconic outfit from Diane Keaton as the titular character as well as the man himself, Woody Allen. Unfortunately I couldn’t include the delightful fourth-wall breaks or non-sequitor story line. Probably a bit more important than outfits, but you can’t always win.

    Annie Hall

    In trying to capture this film in a still, you have to include this iconic outfit from Diane Keaton as the titular character as well as the man himself, Woody Allen. Unfortunately I couldn’t include the delightful fourth-wall breaks or non-sequitor story line. Probably a bit more important than outfits, but you can’t always win.

  • #film
  • #photography
  • #annie hall
  • #woody allen
  • #classics