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Woody Allen Pays Homage To...

by Nicolas Edelbach

Created 06/25/13

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Woody Allen releases one film each year.

Often, they have plots and scenes similar to his favorite movies.

He also puts in little references to other films.

26 comments

  • By BRAD
    March 05, 2014
    08:12 PM

    Great list. I always felt Another Woman was sort of a female variation of Wild Strawberries.
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  • By Eric Levy
    March 06, 2014
    11:58 AM

    Wonderful list Nicholas--and very thorough! This may be a bit if a stretch, but I always felt the editing style of HUSBANDS AND WIVES owed a debt to BREATHLESS.
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  • By Max Zimmerman
    May 15, 2014
    07:50 PM

    Nice!
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  • By parcelcity
    May 15, 2014
    11:15 PM

    Fantastic!
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  • By Max_Fischer
    May 16, 2014
    12:57 AM

    Great List, as a huge Woody Allen fan and as a Criterion Fan I thank you
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  • By Liam Molenda
    May 24, 2014
    05:41 PM

    Awesome, I would love a Radio Days criterion, or Love and Death. Ah well, thanks for the list!
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  • By federov
    May 26, 2014
    12:35 PM

    Fellini, Bergman & Woody Allen ...my desert island cache !
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  • By Kenny_V
    June 07, 2014
    12:27 AM

    What a great list -- I don't agree with all of it, but you got me thinking about many of my favorite films in a new light. I appreciate all the work you put into this.
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  • By Raymond Benson
    June 14, 2014
    11:59 PM

    Re: #12, the movie that Gil suggests to Bunuel in "Midnight in Paris" is "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie," not "The Exterminating Angel."
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    • By Angelo-Bombelli
      June 16, 2014
      04:25 PM

      No, Exterminating Angel was right.
    • By Angelo-Bombelli
      June 16, 2014
      04:28 PM

      In Midnight in Paris Buñuel asks, "But why can’t they leave? I don’t understand." As Gil leaves Buñuel mutters to himself, "...What's holding them in the room?..."
  • By Paddy
    June 24, 2014
    05:54 AM

    I saw the 1968 Jacques Demy film Model Shop recently and the plot is incredibly similar to that of Midnight in Paris. Indeed its essence is more or less identical. And both are terrific films. I would love to see Criterion do a release of Model Shop at some point in the future. I was disappointed to see that it doesn't feature in the new 'Essential Demy' box set. Model Shop is essential Demy.
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  • By Dino
    June 30, 2014
    07:51 AM

    "M" and "SHADOWS AND FOG"
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  • By Chris
    July 01, 2014
    11:21 AM

    "Alice" and "Europe '51"
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  • By The Narrator Returns
    July 04, 2014
    08:11 PM

    It's not a Criterion film, but since you're blanketing Cassavetes' films in general, Husbands and Wives borrows a few tricks from Cassavetes and particularly Husbands.
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  • By Brett Sheehan
    July 05, 2014
    01:50 PM

    Interesting list. Thanks for posting.
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  • By JLamarCrabb
    July 15, 2014
    10:08 AM

    Good stuff
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  • By Sean Harmer
    July 20, 2014
    08:02 AM

    I'd like to add that Another Woman borrows from Bergman's Wild Strawberries with similarities between the main characters (both elderly professors learn from a close relative that the family hates him, and both characters reexamine their life after friends and family accuse them of being cold and unfeeling) also the dream sequence from Wild Strawberries is recreated.
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  • By Jim
    August 09, 2014
    01:02 AM

    Larceny,Inc. and Small Time Crooks
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  • By Meg
    August 31, 2014
    11:47 AM

    One very obvious one is Match Point and A Place in the Sun. Also, Blue Jasmine and A Streetcar Named Desire.
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  • By Bruce
    September 08, 2014
    11:47 AM

    Bravo! I agree that some connections are a bit tenuous, but they're fascinating to think about, nevertheless!
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  • By Bruce
    September 08, 2014
    11:51 AM

    "Shadows and Fog" could be seen as influenced by any number of German Expressionist films, and the dissolution of the line between real world and onscreen world in "Purple Rose of Cairo" seems a nod to Buster Keaton's "Sherlock, Jr."
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