But yes, people do want to know why I have this long name.I think I had a connection with India in my past life.With this basic outline of a story, Max and Sy try to make their point of life being...
Around the two Melindas we can find a variety of interesting characters: a sincere and kind of shy actor (Will Ferrell) and his ambitious wife (Amanda Peet) in the comic tale; an intellectual woman (Chloe Sevigny) and the gentle pianist (Chiwetel Ejiofor)she falls in love with.Woody's recent efforts weren't much impressive (yet me and most of critics here liked them), so everyone was a bit skeptical about his next film.A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film.But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.I'd like to comment on the cinematography by veteran Vilmos Zsigmond (The Deer Hunter) in his first collaboration with Allen: the photography is by no means revolutionary, but the way the shots were composed was always interesting (a rewatch will help to reinforce this observation). I'm fascinated at how he alternates and mixes both stories.
The pace and editing are mostly effective, as is the usual jazzy score. This is a throughoutly enjoyable, pleasant exercise on love, infidelity, marriage, life, and so on, which while not being specially mesmerizing nor powerful, is sure enlightening: life is short.
We shouldn't see it in a pessimistic way, because that doesn't lead anywhere, nor in an exaggeratedly optimistic way.
We just got to accept it and enjoy it, because it can end...
Two writers with opposed views on life argue about it: is life tragic or comic?
To illustrate their theories, they imagine a story of a woman.
Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.