Saturday, July 24, 2010

Seems Like Old Times



"Annie Hall" is on right now.  I have seen it so many times and I continue to watch it because it is timeless.  I usually get sucked in because of Diane Keaton.  I love her.  If I could be any actress, it would be Diane Keaton.  Her personality, her sense of style, her comedic flair, her dithery silliness.  There are so many Keaton movies I love but I guess this is my all time favorite. 

I love this song and I chose this scene because it's a poignant, wistful counterpoint to the comedy.  Boy meets girl, they charm one another, boy refuses to commit, girl starts seeing psychiatrist, boy loses girl. There isn't a mis-step in this movie.  It's classic Woody Allen.  I have incredibly mixed feelings.about Woody Allen because of his bizarre personal life but, that's another post.

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13 comments:

DJan said...

You're right, this is a great movie. I actually loved it the best until "Something's Gotta Give," I can smile just thinking about her crying scene.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Good pick!..She looks fabulous even now!. This gave me goosebumps!

Brian Miller said...

i do like diane keaton bu i honestly dont know if i have seen this one...

Deborah said...

I didn't know, or at least didn't remember this clip. She's unique. Fresh and true.

Laura Trevey said...

Diane Keaton is my Favorite!!!

It is record heat in Richmond today (up to 105 degrees!!)
Maybe that is why I was thinking Fall colors... whew :)

Deb Shucka said...

I agree with you on both counts. Love Diane Keaton. Conflicted (but mostly grossed out) with Woody Allen.

otin said...

Woody Allen is a very very intelligent and very very bizarre man who makes very very good movies!

I always think of her in The Godfather films.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Diane Keaton is phenomenal. My favorite is "Something's Gotta Give".

Parking at the drive in. =) Brings back memories.

Hope things are easing up w/MIL.

And, Lord, that potato salad thing is something else. I had seen it in an e-mail awhile back. Still blows my mind.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

She's got such a glow about her; she's gorgeous. I like this post, and I agree about Woody Allen. I can't get past his personal "issues" to enjoy his work.
xoRobyn

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! C.G.,
Nice scene, but unfortunately, I have not watched this Woody Allan, and Diane Keaton, collaboration yet...(With "yet" being the operative word...Of course, being a fan of Film noir my favorite film (featuring Allan, and Keaton is)...Play it again, Sam...

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

California Girl said...

DJan & Tanna: I LOVE "Something's Gotta Give" but I can honestly say I'd have gone with Keanu.

Kalei: She does look fabulous now. I've always thought she looked divine w/o alot of facial restructuring. Either that or she has an absolutely unbelievably great plastic surgeon.

Brian: This is considered his all time classic.

Deborah: Well, it was a long time ago, 1977. sigh.

Otin: When you see her in "The Godfather" her face is so round. She looked so darn young.

Robin: She's just always funny and so very well dressed. I love her interviews. She's always just a bit ditzy.

DeeDee: I adore "Play It Again Sam". My husband and I love to quote Tony Roberts when he's leaving his phone numbers everywhere.

"If you need me, I'll be at Frozen Tundra 69290."

Jill said...

OH I used to be a Woody Allen fan but his screwed up PERSONALS really started to bug me!

ALWAYS enjoy this film.

Petrus said...

I love these photos - especially the Early Morning Catch - that would make a good picture to hang on the wall.