Woody Allen Showdown: Scoop vs Vicky Cristina Barcelona vs Cassandra's Dream vs Match Point

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    Jul 06, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    Which one is your favorite? I loved VCB and then Cassandra's Dream comes in a close second, and then, Match Point, and I didn't like Scoop AT ALL... at least Hugh Jackman was in it to make it more interesting icon_wink.gif

    What about you guys? I hope there are other guys on here who like WA's films.
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    Mighty Aphrodite! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 06, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    viveutvivas saidMighty Aphrodite! icon_biggrin.gif


    You had to chose one of the movies I mentioned, thanks for NOT following the rules icon_mad.gif
    LOL j/k j/k icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 22, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
    One of my favorite directors. I only recently discovered his movies, however I have (just) seen 3 of the films you've listed.

    My favorite would be Vicky, Christina, Barcelona - loved crazy Maria Elena.

    Scoop and Cassandra's Dream tied for second. Scoop was actually my first WA movie and thus will always hold a special place, BUT I thought Cassandra's Dream was the better movie. Haven't seen Match Point, yet.

    I'm really looking forward to 'Whatever Works'. Curious to see the result of the clash of styles between Woody and Larry David - love Curb your Enthusiasm.
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    Jul 22, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    Yeah, I loved Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Penelope was brilliant in it.
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    Have to admit that I haven't seen any of the recent ones. My favorite is probably Radio Days, followed by Bullets Over Broadway, Interiors, Broadway Danny Rose, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Shadows and Fog. Crimes and Misdemeanours is superb but for some reason I don't really love it.
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    Match Point was utterly lame, and I haven't bothered with the others . . . he needs to return to his roots . . .
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    God I'm so sleepy I swear I read Cristina Barcelona as Cristobal Balenciaga and I'm like "=D!?..oh.."
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:23 AM GMT
    Of the four you mentioned I would say my fave is VCB. I haven't seen Cassandra's Dream. Match Point was okaaaaaay but I didn't see what the fuss about it was. I didn't rate Scoop at all.

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    Jul 24, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
    Huge Woody Allen fan here... And I can do a killer impression too. I loved Match Point and Vicky Christina Barcelona! Maybe it's because I have a huge crush on Scarlet J. Yeah, I loved Penelope Cruz too, crazy character.
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    theatrengym said. Crimes and Misdemeanours is superb but for some reason I don't really love it.

    I agree. It's fine work but deeply unsettling.



    I like unsettling stuff.

    I wonder if I'd really love it if I'd seen it in the movies when it came out, rather than just on television.

    I think it's a bit too earnestly unsettling for me.
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:37 AM GMT
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona was just great, WA firing on all engines, very inventive, yet still his signature style. Match Point was a completely different animal altogether, but very entertaining. I never saw Cassandra's Dream. I am enjoying the last five years of his career, rather the terribly errattic 90's and early part of the 00's. Does anyone remember Curse of the Jade Scorpian, Hollywood Ending or Anything Else? All, competely forgettable movies. Happy to enjoy the revival of this great artist.
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    Jul 24, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    I like his earlier & whackier work, like Bananas, Sleeper, Zelig, although Radio Days is a charming homage to his own youth.

    I'm unable to pick just one, from either the Allen films I've seen, nor from the OP list, since I haven't seen any of those. Which I guess shows that while I like some of his work, I'm not compelled to see everything he does.
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    Jul 24, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    I seem to be one of the few who think that 'Interiors' was one of his best movies. A lot of critics seemed to really bash it. Director John Waters put it on his top 10 guilty pleasures film list and said that if it had been a Swedish film with English subtitles, critics would have given it rave reviews. I have to agree with him. I really enjoyed the movie.

    Note- No, I didn't follow the OP's rules either.
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    Jul 26, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    I've seen a number of his movies, but not all of them. Of those listed, I've seen only VCB and Match Point. VCB was crap and Match Point only ok.

    My favorite is "Curse of the Jade Scorpion", Woody's game attempt at a screwball comedy.
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    Jul 26, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    bernd saidI've seen a number of his movies, but not all of them. Of those listed, I've seen only VCB and Match Point. VCB was crap and Match Point only ok.

    My favorite is "Curse of the Jade Scorpion", Woody's game attempt at a screwball comedy.


    VCB.... crap? icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 26, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    I really liked Match Point. I think I was a bit surprised by it because it was a departure from what Allen usually does. I also really liked one of his older films, Interiors, it was a drama about a dysfunctional family and very dark and somber.

    BTW, I liked Curse of the Jade Scorpion a lot as well.
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    Aug 01, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
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    bernd saidI've seen a number of his movies, but not all of them. Of those listed, I've seen only VCB and Match Point. VCB was crap and Match Point only ok.

    My favorite is "Curse of the Jade Scorpion", Woody's game attempt at a screwball comedy.


    VCB.... crap? icon_eek.gif
    Penny was wonderful in VCB, but what else is there to the movie? The movie had approx. 30 min of voice-over narration to explain what was going on with the characters. Because Woody didn't trust his audience to figure it out for themselves or because he was unable to put it on screen?