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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask, 1972

Twitching, pink-eared rabbits crowd the opening credits begetting on a monstrous scale to Cole Porter’s Let’s Misbehave. Expectations are secured; let the scratching of the eternal itch commence.  Woody Allen’s adaptation followed three years of  roaring success of Dr. David … Continue reading

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Bananas, 1971

The opening scene of Bananas perseveres with the playfulness with form seen previously in the mockumentary Take the Money and Run. It opens with a news report on the military coup of fictional Latin American country San Marcos as it … Continue reading

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Take the Money and Run, 1969

Two twists of fate colluded in Woody Allen’s accession to the movie-making holy trinity of writer/director/actor, thus joining the rarefied ranks of Charlie Chaplin, John Cassavetes, John Huston and Orson Welles. *Ahem* Ben Affleck was to come later.  At first … Continue reading

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