Annie Hall

Annie Hall (1977)

1 question

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Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Carol Kane, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Question: I couldn't understand the joke in the beginning ("In such small portions"). Can someone explain it to me, please.

Answer: Woody says "There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly." The 2nd old lady is complaining about the small portions of terrible food, as if large portions of terrible food would be better.


Answer: It's a buffet.

Continuity mistake: After tennis, when Annie is driving Alvy uptown in her VW, she spots a parking space on the street and quickly pulls in behind a parked, driverless, red station wagon. Immediately, in the next shot, as they are opening the car doors to get out, they are behind a blue car. (00:27:25)

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Alvy Singer: Sun is bad for you. Everything our parents said was good is bad. Sun, milk, red meat... college.

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Trivia: Alvy's sneezing into the cocaine was an unscripted accident.


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Suggested correction: He turns the box for maximum effect.

This correction makes no sense in attempting to invalidate the trivia. If this meant to add to the trivia, create a new trivia entry.


At a guess their point is that by turning the box to increase the effect, it shows it wasn't an accident, but intentional.

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