Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Woody Allen's "Match Point"

From: Patrick King (
Date: 25 Feb 2008

--- blumenidiot <> wrote:

> --com, "Dave Zeltserman" <dz@...> wrote:
> >
> > "Crimes and Misdemeaners", which is superior to
> Match Point, and
> which
> > Match Point mostly rips off, is noir.
> I wrote it is noir, and Patrick told me it's a
> comedy. I guess by those
> standards Hamlet is a comedy also.
****************************************************** Isn't that what's called "a strawman argument"? Certainly, there is an awful lot of broad Woody Allen humor in CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS, along with a very sordid murder. Even the twist ending is played for broad smiles if not for laughs. The cynacism can't be missed. That said, there's a lot more humor in CRIMES
& MISDEMEANOR than there is in HAMLET, but Polonius' advice to his son and Hamlet's mad scene can be quite amusing played by the right actors.

Patrick King

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