Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Understanding culture

I've never quite understood why Woody Allen is, well, Woody Allen. I tried to watch "Melinda and Melinda on the plane from Dakar to Paris and found it unbearable. Such pretention and seriousness, all in a boring package. Nothing recent of his ever quite made sense. And then I saw Bananas. Ah, apparently he once was funny. Not funny -- hilarious. With the physicality of Harpo Marx and the wit of Groucho in a plot vaguely reminiscent of Duck Soup. Slapstick comedy is fun.

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