Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead / Take the money and run

made a video for this movie.

This was probably the last early woody allen I hadn't seen. Man this movie is pretty funny. I kind of always assumed it would be alot ruffer then it actually is. Using a documentary style. I guess you could make the point that this was the first mockumentary. However it's not the model we use today that would be the Rutles and Spinal Tap. This blurs the line between documentray and a film.
I also certainly think Woody Allen was trying to see what he could do that was both different and original. Soon after he made Whats up Tiger lilly. I don't think he really hit his stride until a few films into his career. but he was all ready questioning film as a medium by doing these kind of odder films.It was certianly a good start for him.
The girl in it Janet Margolin has great chemistry with Woody Allen and I wonder what ever happened to her. Her and Woody Allen did work together again. In a breif role in Annie Hall. She was pretty hot. Unforently she's dead.
I notice this film gets mention quite a bit but it never gets mentioned when you talk about Allen's filmography. well if you have a choice between this and whatever new thing he has out. pick this. it's pretty dam funny and i think a good effort on his part. espically for a first time director.


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