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As a young nerd the 1977 Oscars were nothing less than a travesty. A Woody Allen film beat out Star Wars for best picture, and George Lucas for best director! The squares, it seemed, had won again.
But now as a grown-up I understand the real travesty would have been the other way around. Annie Hall isn't just one of Woody Allen's best films, it's one of the best films ever made, period. It's a tremendously smart, funny and hugely watchable film that is incredibly wise about relationships and life. It's a film that still feels as exciting and daring today as it did in 77. The real test of becoming an adult, I think, is when you realize that the correct contender won that year.
The trailer for Annie Hall is terrific. It wisely showcases Woody's one-liners, but it doesn't even use the best ones. And it doesn't give away the best jokes. It's a fairly comprehensive look at the movie, and it's comprehensively fair - the trailer truly represents the tone and feel of the film. You will get what this trailer is selling.
It's possible you've never seen Annie Hall - correct that immediately. It's beyond badass.