Lazy Sunday Classic -' Manhattan'

Yes OK, Woody Allen is a bit of a 'marmite' taste for film fans, but for those who appreciate him this is a fine film, up there with Annie Hall. And if you like New York it is beautifully filmed here in black and white. Great for a Sunday afternoon.

42-year-old Manhattan native Isaac Davis (Woody Allen) has a job he hates, a seventeen-year-old girlfriend he doesn't love, and a lesbian ex-wife Jill (Meryl Streep) who's writing a tell-all book about their marriage... and whom he'd like to strangle. But when he meets his best friend's sexy, intellectual mistress, Mary (Diane Keaton), Isaac falls head over heels in lust! Leaving Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), bedding Mary and quitting his job are just the beginning of Isaac's quest for romance and fulfillment in a city where sex is as intimate as a handshake - and the gate to true love... is a revolving door.

Meet at the venue from 3.00pm and then a social and a bite afterwards.

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  • Roberto

    Just for the record, I give the reference of the commentary I did without any mischievous intention, I was only kidding: "The Third Chimpanzee", Chapter 4: The science of Adultery, by Jared Diamond. The actual figure was 10%. Have a good week!!!

    February 10, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Hi Roberto, even that figure is disputed, it is probably less than 2% in developed countries. Anyway, as I was saying, my friend has two younger brothers that also have the same condition, so if their mother was cheating she did it 3 times with the same man!

      1 · February 10, 2014

    • Roberto

      Well, the reference is from a Hospital in the US, 1000 cases, but 60 years ago. I guess that nowadays with access to affordable DNA tests (though it must be approved in advance by a judge for legal purposes) the figure must be less than 2% as you say. Funny talking about this with a W. Allen movie, as I think you know about Mia Farrow's son with Sinatra when still married with Woody.

      February 11, 2014

  • Katrina M.

    A great treat to see this on the big screen, even if there were some technical glitches on the part of the UPP. Thanks to Mark for suggesting it and herding us all of to the James Street Tavern afterwards.

    February 10, 2014

  • Roberto

    Good one.

    February 9, 2014

    • Paul

      The progressive degenerative disease and sectioning discussions added a definite edge!

      1 · February 10, 2014

    • Chris B.

      It's good to talk! :)

      1 · February 10, 2014

  • Mark B

    A film (for me) that never disappoints! Shame that somehow sound and B & W contrast seemed up the wall! Nevertheless witty, charming, pithy and very NYC. Woody at his best both in performance and direction. Good social afterwards.

    February 10, 2014

  • Mark B

    As usual any late arrivals/no shows can contact/ text me 07825235836. See you all later!!

    February 9, 2014

  • Zaveyna

    Hello! Unsure if I can make this as I have only moved to Oxford yesterday but it seems like a good film so see you there hopefully!

    February 9, 2014

  • Kate

    Not sure how I've managed this, but this will be my first ever Woody Allen film, I even managed to miss Blue Jasmine!

    1 · February 8, 2014

  • Mark B

    Suggest that we book online if possible. Could be popular film if a wet Sunday!

    1 · February 6, 2014

    • Kersty

      Good idea Mark - done!

      February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going away for the weekend now, so not able to attend.

    February 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Weekend cancelled due to weather, so can make it now

      February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not a great fan of Woody Allen films. However I saw Blue Jasmine and it was so good!

    February 2, 2014

  • Katrina M.

    Love Woody Allen, so seeing his films on the big screen will be a treat.

    1 · January 25, 2014

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