We continue our video series with the 11th film written and directed by Woody Allen – Zelig. We think it’s one of Allen’s very best films – but it does seem underrated in his catalogue.
This film is packed with cameos, references and jokes – which we unpack in our book. Here’s 10 things about Zelig, including:
- How he made Zelig at the same time as A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
- How Allen and Gordon Willis created the effects.
- Dick Cavett‘s HBO series that inspired Allen
- The real talking heads like Bricktop.
- The actor, some of which were complete unknowns like Ellen Garrison.
- Dick Hyman‘s wonderful songs
- The one sung by Mae Questel.
- The original narrator who Allen replaced.
- All the various titles Allen toyed with.
- It’s Allen’s shortest film. It’s really short.
Find out heaps more about this film with our book. And check out our last video – on A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy.