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The Woody Allen film Annie Hall was released 30 years ago today, on April 20th, 1977. Even though it was a romantic comedy, the depth and poignancy of the movie marked a departure for Woody Allen, who was known for making outright farces.
Annie Hall won over critics and created an upset at the Oscars when it beat Star Wars for Best Picture. Diane Keaton picked up an Academy Award for Best Actress and Woody Allen famously didn’t show up to collect his trophy for Best Director. WNYC’s Eric Molinsky looks at the influence of Annie Hall, on its 30th anniversary.Listen to the full interview with Wendy Greene Brickmont, editor on Annie Hall