Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors

DVD - 2001
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An ophthalmologist contemplates having his lover murdered and a filmmaker who wants to make a documentary about a philosophy professor instead is commissioned to do a study of a man he despises.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2001, c1989
Edition: Widescreen format
ISBN: 9780792848943
0792848942
Call Number: DVD F CRIM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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BookReviewer2015 Jul 25, 2017

An interesting film! Comedy in its original definition.

any literary composition dealing with a theme suitable for comedy, or employing the methods of comedy.

An interesting series of dilemmas permeate this morality tale.

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PHAERTE1
Apr 08, 2017

This movie is one of pinnacles in Woody Allen's career. However, the re-working of it, Match Point, is far better, in fact it is the best movie I've seen in my life.

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jeffi22
Mar 11, 2015

Decent drama, definitely not as light-hearted as other Allen movies.

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biffblack
Jun 21, 2014

The Landau-Huston half of the film works very well; comic relief half with Woody, Alda, and Mia is a disaster. Sharp cameo by Claire Bloom as The Super-Rich Wife.

Sunnchilde Sep 18, 2011

This is my favorite Allen film. It has plenty of comedic and ironical dialog, an Allen trademark, however it is a very serious film. Acting powerhouse Martin Landau gives what became an Oscar winning performance for this role. My favorite part of the story, and I think the pivotal part of the story, was when he goes back and sees her dead body. All of a sudden this is real to him. Not some academic theoretical game, but real flesh and blood and HE'S responsible. The thing that sticks out to me is, what I would say is "What did you think it was going to look like"? This is 'A' quality work to be sure.

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