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Annie Hall

Annie Hall is a 1977 film directed by Woody Allen from a script by Allen and Marshall Brickman[?], in which Allen plays Alvy Singer, a witty but neurotic and self-involved man attempting to maintain a relationship with the title character. Diane Keaton plays Annie Hall, who is a bad driver, somewhat absent-minded, and insecure about her relative lack of education.

The film periodically makes use of various experimental techniques such as split-screen imagery, double exposure, and breaks in character to speak to the camera directly. In one instance Allen's character, standing in line with Annie Hall and listening to someone behind him expound on Marshall McLuhan's work, leaves the line to speak to the camera directly. The man comes to speak to the camera in his defense and Alvy Singer/Woody Allen resolves the dispute by pulling McLuhan himself from behind an object to tell the man that his interpretation is wrong.

The film won the following Academy Awards:

It was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role - Woody Allen.

The film is consistenly in the top 100 on the Internet Movie Database's list of top 250 films, and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.



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