SCENE FROM MANHATTANThis sums up me going to the cinema:
Alvy singer and Annie Hall meet
outside a cinema in
They move into the ticket line,
still talking. A billboard next to
them reads "INGMAR BERGMAN'S 'FACE
TO FACE’ LIV ULLMAN ")
(To the ticket clerk)
H'm, has the picture started yet?
It started two minutes ago.
(Hitting his hand on the counter)
That's it! Forget it! I-I can't go in.
Two minutes, Alvy.
No, I'm sorry, I can't do it. We-we've
blown it already. I-you know, uh, I-I
can't go in in the middle.
In the middle?
(Alvy nods his head yes and let's
out an exasperated sigh)
We'll only miss the titles. They're in
You wanna get coffee for two hours or
something? We'll go next-
Two hours? No, u-uh, I'm going in.
I'm going in.
She moves past the ticket clerk.
(Waving to Annie)
Go ahead. Good-bye.
Annie moves back to Alvy and takes his arm.
Look, while we're talking we could be
inside, you know that?
(Watching people with tickets move
Hey, can we not stand here and argue in
front of everybody, 'cause I get embarrassed.
Alright. All right, all right, so whatta
you wanna do?
I don't know now. You-you wanna go to
(Annie nods her head and shrugs
her shoulders disgustedly as Alvy,
gesturing with his band, looks at
So let's go see The Sorrow and the Pity.
Oh, come on, we've seen it. I'm not in
the mood to see a four-hour documentary
Well, I'm sorry, I-I can't ... I-I-I've
gotta see a picture exactly from the start
to the finish, 'cause-'cause I'm anal.
H'h, that's a polite word for what you are.
©Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman 1977