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interiorsAs a well-to-do family in New York falls apart, its members get ample opportunities to vent their anxieties and feelings of insufficiency.Ā InĀ Love and DeathĀ (1975) Woody Allen made jokes about Ingmar Bergman movies. With this film, his first one hundred percent joke-free effort, he has essentially done something that could have come from Bergman. The relationships between these people are complex, often hurtful, and Allen portrays them in a delicate, intelligent way; aided by his cinematographer, he creates a dark and gloomy mood. Superior acting, particularly from Geraldine Page as the unstable mother whose destiny looks unavoidable.

1978-U.S. 93 min. Color.Ā Produced byĀ Charles H. Joffe.Ā Written and directed byĀ Woody Allen.Ā Cinematography:Ā Gordon Willis.Ā Cast:Ā Diane Keaton (Renata), Geraldine Page (Eve), E.G. Marshall (Arthur), Maureen Stapleton, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurtā€¦ Sam Waterston.

Trivia:Ā Ingrid Bergman was allegedly considered for the part of Eve.

BAFTA:Ā Best Supporting Actress (Page).

Last word:Ā ā€œHalf the reviews have compared it to Bergman. Thatā€™s because it has a situation sort of similar to aspects of ā€˜Cries and Whispersā€™ and some of his other films. But I wouldnā€™t call it Bergmanesqueā€¦ I wish it were more like Bergman. But it doesnā€™t have that Swedish sort of cold, cerebral guilt. It has more vitality; it comes more out of the tradition of American family dramas. Iā€™d say it was more like Eugene Oā€™Neill than Bergman.ā€ (Allen, RogerEbert.com)

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