Released in 1980, Stardust Memories is one of Allen’s most divisive films. A critical a commercial bomb at the time, it almost derailed his entire career. It is more surreal and colder than anything he’d ever made up to that point. The years have been kinder, with many declaring it one of Allen’s very best.
Our video of the week is Allen talking about that 1980 film.
Amazingly, Allen is very clear about the film being almost all a dream. He blames the negative response to his own inabilities. He also discusses the line “early, funny films”, and how it’s taken on a life of it’s own.
This clip is from Woody Allen: A Life In Film from 2002.