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on 5 December 2016
For many, this is the quintessential Woody Allen film – it is certainly held in such high regard that it is in the film registry of America's Library of Congress.
Visually stunning, it's black and white photography captures a romantic (if not wholly romanticised) vision of New York's Manhattan; It perhaps is the film that best encapsulates Allen's self-effacing, gently satirical portrayal of the white, middle-class creative community and it's milieu. It's funny, clever and engaging, though I remember it came in for criticism at the time of it's release over the age difference between Allen's character and his girlfriend, played by Mariel Hemingway.
Combined with the evocative soundtrack of George Gershwin`s music this is one of Allen's best movies – if not THE best; that's for you to decide.
Like all Woody Allen DVDs there are no extras other than the trailer; the quality of the transfer is showing it's age, it could do with a new digital transfer – but it remains quite acceptable, even on a large-screen TV.