Woody Allen loves improvisation. He usually let’s his actors brings his own words to the table, and he is known to do multiple takes of jokes with different punchlines. His love of the Marx Brothers is also on show in the way he improvises his physical humour. It’s one of those physical scenes that is listed amongst this video, featuring 25 classic unscripted scenes.
The Woody Allen one is taken from Annie Hall – and it comes in at number 8. But many of these are great, including improvised greatness by Woody Allen alumni such as Anthony Hopkins (You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger), John Malkovich (Shadows And Fog), Jeff Daniels (The Purple Rose Of Cairo) and Robin Williams (Deconstructing Harry). The video has pretty great annotations about these great scenes too.
It makes us want to watch all those films all over again.