Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning comedy “Annie Hall” still stands as one of the greatest films about male-female relationships in Hollywood’s history. “Annie Hall” chronicles the doomed romance of Alvy Singer (Allen) and Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), detailing with great humor their incompatibilities. The great critic Andrew Sarris called Alvy and Annie the “Romeo and Juliet of the analysands.” Alvy and Annie are in fact the Adam and Eve of the Me Decade.
At the end, Alvy tells Annie: “A relationship is like a shark–it has to move forward or it dies. What we’ve got here is a dead shark.”
Diane Keaton won the 1977 Best Actress Oscar at her first nomination for Woody Allen’s semi-autobiographical comedy “Annie Hall.” The other lead nominees that year were: Anne Bancroft and Shirley MacLaine, both for “The Turning point,” Jane Fonda for “Julia,” and Marsha Mason for “The Goodbye Girl.”
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