History YMMV / AnnieHall

3rd Feb '17 5:42:24 PM Ezclee4050
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* ItWasHisSled: A lot of the film's humor stems from playing around with filmmaking techniques for comedic effect, in an unexpected way. But since those gags are always mentioned whenever the film is discussed (like Marshall [=McCluhan's=] cameo), they tend to already be spoiled for first-time viewers.

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* ItWasHisSled: A lot of the The film's humor stems from playing around with filmmaking techniques for comedic effect, in an unexpected way. But since those most famous gags are always mentioned whenever the film is discussed so well-known and often cited (like Marshall [=McCluhan's=] cameo), they tend to already be they're usually spoiled for first-time viewers.
3rd Feb '17 1:51:00 AM Ezclee4050
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** Creator/JeffGoldblum forgets his mantra.

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** Creator/JeffGoldblum forgets his mantra.mantra.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: One of the reasons that its Best Picture Oscar seems so puzzling to younger viewers is because ''Annie Hall'' was amazingly influential on American comedy of the last several decades. In 1977 it was very bold and innovative in how it mined humor out of everyday neuroses and mixed irreverence and pathos. Not only that, it also employed devices like BreakingTheFourthWall and [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] in ways that were funny ''and'' deepened the story. Those have all become so common now that it's hard to watch this film with fresh eyes (and ironically ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}'' itself was one of the works that owed a lot to ''Annie Hall'''s sensibility).
2nd Feb '17 9:13:49 PM Ezclee4050
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* FountainOfMemes: Alvy's quips about things like sex and Southern California have been quoted early and often.


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* ItWasHisSled: A lot of the film's humor stems from playing around with filmmaking techniques for comedic effect, in an unexpected way. But since those gags are always mentioned whenever the film is discussed (like Marshall [=McCluhan's=] cameo), they tend to already be spoiled for first-time viewers.
2nd Jan '17 1:14:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: Discussed:
-->'''Miss Reed:''' (''after 6-year-old Alvy kisses a girl on the cheek'') You should be ashamed of yourself!
-->'''Adult Alvy:''' Why? I was just expressing a healthy sexual curiosity.
-->'''Miss Reed:''' Six-year-old boys don't have girls on their mind.
-->'''Adult Alvy:''' I did!
-->'''Girl Classmate:''' (''whom young Alvy kissed'') For God's sake, Alvy, even Freud speaks of a latency period!
-->'''Adult Alvy:''' Well, I never had a latency period! I can't help it.
24th Nov '16 12:51:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ComedyGhetto: A rare Best Picture aversion.

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* ComedyGhetto: A rare Best Picture aversion.[[OutOfTheGhetto aversion]].
28th Mar '16 7:53:22 AM Mdumas43073
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** When Alvie's going through his buttons calling for the impeachment of various presidents, Ronald Reagan is included among them; he had already served as governor of California (which is probably what the button is referring to), but hadn't been president yet.

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** When Alvie's Alvy's going through his buttons calling for the impeachment of various presidents, Ronald Reagan is included among them; he had already served as governor of California (which is probably what the button is referring to), but hadn't been president yet.
28th Mar '16 7:52:18 AM Mdumas43073
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** JeffGoldblum forgets his mantra.

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** JeffGoldblum Creator/JohnGlover is Jerry, the actor Annie once dated.
** Creator/JeffGoldblum
forgets his mantra.
23rd Feb '16 8:35:49 PM Bdem
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** Annie telling Alvy to start smoking pot to "get off the couch," when recent studies have suggested that marijuana IS beneficial in the treatment of depression.
7th Feb '16 6:51:20 PM CommanderAce
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* CriticalDissonance[=/=]AwardSnub[=/=][[ItsPopularNowItSucks True Art Is Not Popular]]: ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' lost out to ''Annie Hall'' for the Best Picture Oscar in 1977. While many moviegoers might think otherwise, many film historians and critics agree that ''Annie Hall'' deserved the win. This is also true for the legacies of these two titles. ''Annie Hall'' isn't as well known but it is well acclaimed by many hardcore moviegoers and critics. ''Star Wars'', meanwhile, became a franchise and pop-culture juggernaut, but got cries of ItsPopularNowItSucks, especially when the prequels came out.

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* CriticalDissonance[=/=]AwardSnub[=/=][[ItsPopularNowItSucks True Art Is Not Popular]]: ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' notably lost out to ''Annie Hall'' for the Best Picture Oscar in 1977. While many moviegoers might think otherwise, this has led to people accusing the award of being a snub, there are many film historians and critics agree who think otherwise due to ''Star Wars'' getting cries of ItsPopularNowItSucks for becoming a juggernaut of a pop culture franchise. On the other hand, there are also people, even ''Star Wars'' fans upset over the loss, that are perfectly content with the win, some going as far to say ''Annie Hall'' was the only other film that deserved the win. This is also true for the legacies of these two titles. ''Annie Hall'' isn't as well known but it is well acclaimed by many hardcore moviegoers and critics. to beat out ''Star Wars'', meanwhile, became a franchise and pop-culture juggernaut, but got cries of ItsPopularNowItSucks, especially when the prequels came out.Wars'' for Best Picture. Of course, it is perfectly possible to enjoy both films as well for what they are considering how vastly different they are.
14th Dec '14 7:22:03 PM Eegah
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* HarsherInHindsight: When ranting about WhoShotJFK, Alvy notes that he wouldn't put it past LBJ to have been in on the conspiracy because politicians are so rotten, they're "one notch above child molester". Just ''try'' watching that scene nowadays without thinking of the allegations against Woody....



* HarsherInHindsight: When ranting about WhoShotJFK, Alvy notes that he wouldn't put it past LBJ to have been in on the conspiracy because politicians are so rotten, they're "one notch above child molester". Just ''try'' watching that scene nowadays without thinking of the allegations against Woody....
* HilariousInHindsight: "I have to go join the others now on planet Earth." This would become the typical response to pretty much ''any'' character played by Christopher Walken.

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* HarsherInHindsight: When ranting about WhoShotJFK, Alvy notes that he wouldn't put it past LBJ to have been in on the conspiracy because politicians are so rotten, they're "one notch above child molester". Just ''try'' watching that scene nowadays without thinking of the allegations against Woody....
* HilariousInHindsight:
** "I have to go join the others now on planet Earth." This would become the typical response to pretty much ''any'' character played by Christopher Walken.
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