Alvy’s First Session: Annie Hall’s First Scene and Its Relation to Bergman

Alvy’s First Session: Annie Hall’s First Scene and Its Relation to BergmanThe influence of Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen’s favorite filmmaker, can be seen in many of Allen’s later films, but his inspiration is also evident in 1977’s Annie Hall. In protagonist Alvy Singer, Allen creates a wandering, Bergmanesque character whose problems are largely psychological but, … Read moreAlvy’s First Session: Annie Hall’s First Scene and Its Relation to Bergman

Location as Identity in “Annie Hall”

Through intense visuality and the complex connections among various characters, Woody Allen in Annie Hall suggests an inextricable connection between geographical location and identity in terms of class, religion, politics, and interpersonal relationships. Within the film, key characters are presented, defined and developed for the audience through both where they exist geographically in 1970s America … Read moreLocation as Identity in “Annie Hall”