“If the split screen dialog between Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in ‘Annie Hall’ (1978) seems perfectly timed, of masterful cadence, that is because it was filmed in the same take, the actors next to each other. They built two adjacent therapists’ offices for this. Allen, of course, could have spliced the disparate takes into one, but the organic, however inefficient, way of doing this aids the subtly.” —htmlgiant
Details are picked from life. I’m a comedian. Diane sings, and I’m friends with Tony Roberts, and almost everybody I know has moved out to California. I’ve always been able to get laughs. I wanted to move on. This is not a quantum leap, but at least it’s a couple of inches in the right direction. —Woody Allen, The New York Times, 4/20/77
Below: Woody Allen on the set, 1977.