A Russian is caught up in the Napoleonic invasion of his country. Much of the humor comes from the philosophic conversations that people break into in the midst of crisis situations. —IMDb
Actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright Woody Allen redefined film comedy during the 1970s, bringing a new measure of sophistication and personal complexity to the form. Born Allen Stewart Konigsberg in Brooklyn, NY, on December 1, 1935, he adopted his stage name at the age of 17, and in 1953 enrolled in NYU’s film program, and soon dropping out of school to begin writing for comedian David Alber. Two years later, Allen graduated to writing for television; during his five-year in television, his efforts won him an Emmy nomination. He eventually decided to try his hand as a stand-up performer. After slowly gaining a reputation on the New York-club circuit, he became a frequent talk show guest and in 1964 issued his self-titled debut comedy LP. With 1966’s What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, a puckish re-tooling of a Japanese spy thriller complete with his own story line and dubbed English dialogue, he made his directorial debut. In 1969 Allen directed two short films for a CBS television special… read more
One of the funnier of his earlier, funnier ones, and actually not a bad Russian novel, in and of itself.
"Love and death" é dessas comédias irônicas, sínicas e intelectualóides que deixam saudades dos primeiros trabalhos de Woody Allen. Sempre levando a pior, um verdadeiro trapalhão na vida e na morte, Boris Grushenko - interpretado pelo próprio diretor - acaba virando herói sem querer e ganha a missão impossível de matar Napoleão para satisfazer sua esposa - a ótima Diane Keaton. Uma verdadeira metralhadora de gags!
PBS broadcasts its 3½-hour doc tonight and tomorrow; Keaton’s memoir is on shelves now.
Sonja: “To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy… read review