Actors: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Zelig|
|ZELIG is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen in 1983. The picture earned two nominations for the Academy Awards and a special prize at the Venice Film Festival.
ZELIG is a fake documentary about a man -Leonard Zelig- who was supposed to be famous in the late twenties. Saul Bellow, Bruno Bettelheim and Susan Sontag, amidst others, are invited to express an opinion about Zelig who had the strange ability to become the reflection of the people he was meeting. Called "The Changing Man" by the newspapers, he will be observed by the Psychiatrist Eudora Fletcher who'll use hypnotism in order to find the causes of Zelig's mental disorders. Both will finally fall in love as Leonard Zelig's condition becomes more stable.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Zelig|
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Time/era of movie:
Inner struggle or disability
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can change shapes
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Movie makes you feel...
- full of laughter
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
Check here if B&W
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
- Classic/oldies rock
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