Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Posterized: Woody Allen (60s-80s Edition)

At the age of 14 or 15 I watched Annie Hall for the first time and Woody Allen instantly became, along with Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and David Lynch, one of the first directors that I became cognizant of, which led to an interest in investigating their back catalogue as a burgeoning cinephile. Now that I've seen his uninspired (and at an hour and fifty minutes way too long for a Woody joint) 2003 effort Anything Else, I have now seen his entire filmography (well, at least the theatrically released films), which I still cannot claim for Hitchcock (a handful of older British films) and Spielberg (The Color Purple and Amistad are my two blind spots). I'm solid with Lynch who admittedly has a much smaller oeuvre than the others.

To celebrate this achievement let's look at the posters for the writer-director (for hire acting jobs not included), starting today with the first two decades and change of his lengthy career, taking us from 1966 through 1989.

I'll follow up soon with posters for his 1990 to present films.

What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

Take the Money and Run (1969)

Bananas (1971)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*but were afraid to ask) (1972)

Sleeper (1973)

Love and Death (1975)

Annie Hall (1977)

Interiors (1978)

Manhattan (1979)

Stardust Memories (1980)

A Midsummer's Night Sex Comedy (1982)

Zelig (1983)

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Radio Days (1987)

September (1987)

Another Woman (1988)

New York Stories (Oedipus Wrecks segment) (1988)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

1 comment:

Mummbles said...

Ha! I also havent seen those Spielberg movies (As well as Sugarland Express). You have a favorite Allen movie?

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