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Stardust Memories

Famous film director Sandy Bates (Woody Allen) is attending a retrospective of his work, while also recalling the women who inspired him over the years. A lot of people saw a lot of Woody in the director whoā€™s constantly tormented by fans who consider his earlier, funnier movies better than the ones heā€™s making now. He doesnā€™t want us to take the character too literally though; perhaps this is best viewed as Allenā€™s personal take on Felliniā€™s 8Ā½ (1963). Sandyā€™s memories are as disorganized and chaotic as his encounters with fans at the retrospective. Consistently enjoyable, with colorful cinematography in black-and-white.

1980-U.S. 91 min. B/W. Written and directed byĀ Woody Allen. Cinematography: Gordon Willis. Cast: Woody Allen (Sandy Bates), Charlotte Rampling (Dorrie), Jessica Harper (Daisy), Marie-Christine Barrault, Tony Roberts, Daniel Stern. Cameo: Louise Lasser.

Trivia: Sharon Stone can be seen on a train early in the film.

Quote: “I don’t know much about classic music. For years I thought the Golberg Variations were something Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg tried on their wedding night.” (Allen)



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