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Keeping Up

Ebert on Annie Hall -

“This is not merely dialogue, it is a double act in the process of discovering itself. The more we listen to Annie and Alvy talk, the more we doubt they meet many people who can keep up with them. When Alvy expresses reluctance to let Annie move in with him, and she complains that her apartment is too small and has bad plumbing and bugs, who but Alvy could take ‘bugs’ as his cue, and observe, ‘Entomology is a rapidly growing field.’ And only Annie could interpret this as, ‘You don’t want me to live with you.’

Alvy: I don’t want you to live with me!? Whose idea was it?

Annie: Mine.

Alvy: Yeah, it was yours, actually, but I approved it immediately.”

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