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Title:
Hannah and her sisters
Author:
Greenhut, Robert.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A look at three sisters and the relationship they have with one another, and with the men in their lives.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1986.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated PG-13.
ISBN:
9780792851264
UPC:
027616860453
Format :
DVD

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Summary

A Woody Allen Manhattan mosaic, Hannah and Her Sisters concerns the lives, loves, and infidelities among a tightly-knit artistic clan. Hannah (Mia Farrow) regularly meets with her sisters Holly (Dianne Wiest) and Lee (Barbara Hershey) to discuss the week's events. It's what they don't always tell each other that forms the film's various subplots. Hannah is married to accountant and financial planner Elliot (Michael Caine), who carries a torch for Lee, who in turn lives with pompous Soho artist Frederick (Max Von Sydow). Meanwhile, Holly, a neurotic actress and eternal loser in love, dates TV producer Mickey (Allen), who used to be married to Hannah and spends most of the film convinced that he's about to die. Appearing in supporting parts are Lloyd Nolan and Maureen O'Sullivan (Farrow's real mom), as the eternally bickering husband-and-wife acting team who are the parents of Hannah and her sisters. The film begins and ends during the family's traditional Thanksgiving dinner, filmed in Farrow's actual New York apartment. Unbilled cameos are contributed by Sam Waterston as one of Wiest's brief amours and Tony Roberts as one of Allen's friends. Hannah and Her Sisters collected Oscars for Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest, and Woody Allen's screenplay. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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Booklist Review

When virtually every utterance and every bit of performer and camera movement in one of Woody Allen's most rhapsodically acclaimed films are set down on paper, one thing is clear: he's a great director of actors. For much of the dialogue is stammering, and lots more is fairly cryptic as far as characterization and plot go. The actors must conjure the emotional and lots of the relational content of this tale of three middle-class Manhattanite sisters and their curiously intertwined lives and loves. Readers who have not seen the movie may find it hard to understand what all the hoopla's about and, thus, ought to be all the more grateful for how scrupulously what happens on screen is noted, so that they can at least get an inkling. The text doesn't read all that well on its own, but because it is the framework for one of the most elegant, moving, and mature American theatrical films of recent years, it is probably a must for cinema-arts collections. RO. 791.43'72 [CIP] 86-40153