What better to do than to watch a beautiful film on a beautiful Sunday! Especially if that means watching Woody Allen’s Manhattan. Besides the fact that I simply adore old films, I am utterly enamored of Woody Allen movies. This movie in particular, Manhattan, stars Woody Allen (of course), Diane Keaton, and Meryl Streep. The entire movie is lovely, wonderful, and perfectly quirky. I guess you could say its a film about romance, but it’s a bitter-sweet tale of a man’s love for the city.
Because the movie was made in the late 70s, the way the characters dressed illustrated that specific moment in time. Loved it! Woody Allen wore his signature glasses throughout the entire movie, while Diane Keaton constantly wore a crisp blouse with a broad-shouldered blazer. Meryl Streep, with her long luscious hair, wore silky blouses and long skirts. And the young Mariel Hemingway, who played Tracy, also dressed beautifully. If you haven’t seen this movie or even heard of it, then you must watch this delightful film!
Manhattan isn’t just great, it’s the kind of movie that makes you wish you’d made it. No, I’ll go further still: Manhattan makes you wish you were a better person. ~Neil Labute, filmmaker