—–>     Sunday, August 25th, 2013 @ 8:00pm

 

Screening of “Stardust Memories” (1980) by Woody Allen

 

Hosted by Zefrey Throwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stardust Memories is a 1980 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, and Marie-Christine Barrault. The film is about a filmmaker who recalls his life and his loves—the inspirations for his films—while attending a retrospective of his work.[2] Allen considers this to be one of his best films, along with The Purple Rose of Cairo and Match Point.[3] The film is shot inblack and white and is reminiscent of Federico Fellini‘s 8½ (1963), which it parodies.

 

The film was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for Best Comedy written directly for screen. Allen denies that this film is autobiographical and has expressed regret that audiences interpreted it as such.[4] “[Critics] thought that the lead character was me,” the director is quoted as saying inWoody Allen on Woody Allen [see Further Reading, below]. “Not a fictional character but me, and that I was expressing hostility towards my audience. That was in no way the point of the film. It was about a character who is obviously having a sort of nervous breakdown and, in spite of success, has come to a point in his life where he is having a bad time.”