Manhattan Murder Mystery

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). Dir. Woody Allen

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“Claustrophobia and a dead body. This is a neurotic’s jackpot” (Larry / Woody Allen)

Manhattan Murder Mystery es una comedia súper divertida con un diálogo genial, una bonita cinematografía, una trama entretenida, misterio y amor. Woody Allen y Diane Keaton están súper graciosos en sus roles de marido y mujer.

La película fue nominada a los César a la mejor película extranjera (Meilleur film étranger) y Diane Keaton fue nominada a los Golden Globe (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical).

La cinematografía es de Carlo Di Palma, el cinematógrafo de Hannah and her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987), The Secret of My Succe$s (1987), September (1987), Alice (1990), Shadows and Fog (1991), Husbands and Wives (1992), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Don’t Drink the Water (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Everyone Says I Love You (1996) y Deconstructing Harry (1997).

He visto Manhattan Murder Mystery muchas veces. Hace poco la vi con mis hijos mayores Yael e Itay (tienen 10 y casi 8 años) –les encanta Woody Allen–, pero, aunque se divirtieron, Mr. & Mrs. House les dio un poco miedo (y eso que no les dejé ver ningún muerto).

Lo mejor: la obsesión de Carol, Mr. House, las caras de Woody Allen en la escena de la colección de sellos, los comentarios sobre el asqueroso antisemita Wagner, Anjelica Huston, el paro del ascensor y la muerta, y los espejos con Orson Welles y Rita Hayworth.

Lo peor: lo triste que es que actores impresionantemente talentosos coman como verdaderos cerdos.

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“Claustrophobia and a dead body. This is a neurotic’s jackpot” (Larry / Woody Allen)

Manhattan Murder Mystery is a funny comedy with great lines, beautiful cinematography and a cool plot filled with mystery and love. Woody Allen & Diane Keaton are hilarious together in their roles of husband and wife.

The film got a César nomination for Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) and Diane Keaton got a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.

The cinematography is by Carlo Di Palma, the cinematographer of Hannah and her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987), The Secret of My Succe$s (1987), September (1987), Alice (1990), Shadows and Fog (1991), Husbands and Wives (1992), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Don’t Drink the Water (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), and Deconstructing Harry (1997).

I’ve seen this film many times. Recently I’ve watched it with my older children Yael & Itay (they are 10 and almost 8 years old) –they love Woody Allen– but, although they enjoyed the film, they were a bit scared of Mr. & Mrs. House (and I didn’t allow them to see any dead body).

The best: Carol’s obsession, Mr. House, Woody Allen’s faces in the stamp collection scene, the comments on the disgusting Anti-Semitic Wagner, Anjelica Huston, the stuck elevator and the dead body, and the mirrors with Orson Welles & Rita Hayworth.

The worst: the astonishing fact that super talented American actors & actresses can really eat like pigs.

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Alice

Alice (1990). Dir. Woody Allen

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Dr. Yang (Keye Luke): “Mrs Tait believes in ghosts?”

Alice (Mia Farrow): “I don’t know. I guess. What do I know?”

D. Yang: “Don’t all Catholics?”

Alice obtuvo una nominación al Oscar por Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

Se estrenó en USA el 25 de diciembre de 1990. El gran Keye Luke (Dr. Yang) murió pocas semanas después, el 12 de enero de 1991. Alice fue su última película.

Lo mejor: Dr. Yang, Joe Mantegna, la música, Blythe Danner y la antipática Nina (Robin Bartlett).

Lo peor: que Mia Farrow, encarnando brillantemente a Alice, nos haga desgraciadamente recordar toda la mierda que hubo entre ella y Woody Allen.

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Dr. Yang (Keye Luke): “Mrs Tait believes in ghosts?”

Alice (Mia Farrow): “I don’t know. I guess. What do I know?”

D. Yang: “Don’t all Catholics?”

Alice got an Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

The movie was released in the US on December 25, 1990. The great Keye Luke (Dr. Yang) died some weeks later, on January 12, 1991. Alice was his last movie.

The best: Dr. Yang, Joe Mantegna, the music, Blythe Danner, and the nasty Nina (Robin Bartlett).

The worst: that the presence of Mia Farrow in the role of Alice (brilliant performance, by the way), sadly reminds me of all the crap that happened between her and Woody Allen.

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The Godfather. Part III

The Godfather. Part III (1990). Dir. Francis Ford Coppola

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“Friendship and money: oil and water” (Michael Corleone / Al Pacino)

The Godfather. Part III obtuvo 7 nominaciones al Oscar (incluidos Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Andy Garcia, Best Director: Coppola, y Best Cinematography: Gordon Willis). No ganó ningún Oscar.

Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen) no quiso participar en la película porque consideró “inaceptable” que a Al Pacino le pagaran 5 veces más que a él.

The Godfather. Part III no es tan genial como The Godfather y The Godfather. Part II, pero es una película buenísima. Otra joya de Coppola y un brillante, inesperado y doloroso final.

Lo mejor: Joe Mantegna y la confesión de Michael.

Lo peor: el peinado de Al Pacino.

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“Friendship and money: oil and water” (Michael Corleone / Al Pacino)

The Godfather. Part III got Oscar nominations (including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Andy Garcia, Best Director: Coppola, and Best Cinematography: Gordon Willis). It didn’t win any Oscar.

Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen) didn’t want to be in the movie because he considered  it “unacceptable” that Al Pacino would earn 5 times more than him.

The Godfather. Part III is not so amazing as The Godfather and The Godfather. Part II, but nevertheless it is a really good movie. Another Coppola gem, and a brilliant, unexpected and painful end.

The best: Joe Mantegna and Michael’s confession.

The worst: Al Pacino’s hairdo.

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