Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Manhattan (1979)

Starring New York, Manhattan by Woody Allen is a wry take on modern relationships - and changes of heart that are more frequent than bad capucinnos at Coffee Day.

The fatigue of fleeting relationships and the tingle of stand-ins is made indulgently bittersweet in its 96 minute run time - which by the way's a breeze.

Woody Allen's patented cynicism comes thick and fast as intended, but Gordon Willis' camera romancing New York in it's element is the crowning stroke. It provides a contrast of endurance to serve as a backdrop for some passing attachments.

[Wallpaper courtesy Ben.a]