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Woody in the woods
While this movie is not considered to be one of Woody Allen’s masterworks, the sight of him in the countryside he so feared in Annie Hall and Manhattan, surrounded by crickets, rabbits, frogs and wild mushrooms, is a funny one, especially for his fans. Shakespeare was clearly on Allen’s mind when he made and titled this movie–not only A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but also The Tempest. There are obvious references (Mia Farrow’s character’s name is Ariel), and more subtle ones in the dialogue, when Woody’s character talks about a “half goat” mystical lover. The film also marks Allen’s first union with Mia Farrow, and the two work wonders together here which would be proved in several subsequent films (it’s quite sad that their off-screen relationship ended the way it did). It is beautifully filmed and Allen uses music as effectively as he did in Manhattan. There are not a lot of belly laughs or memorable one-liners, but it is fun to watch nevertheless, and everyone in his ensemble cast seems to be having a great time.
Bergman and Woody and Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982) was written and directed by Woody Allen. Allen also stars in his iconic role as a more-or-less decent guy with the ability to say or do the wrong thing in almost any situation.
Woody has surrounded himself with talent in this film. Jose Ferrer plays the pompous professor Leopold, and Tony Roberts plays the “fast” doctor Maxwell, who is Allen’s best friend. The real clout comes from the female actors: Mia Farrow is Ariel–engaged to Leopold, but maybe in love with Woody, or maybe even with Roberts. Julie Hagerty plays Dulcy, a young but not-so-innocent nurse who has accompanied Maxwell for the weekend. Mary Steenburgen portrays Allen’s wife Adrian, who has become frigid for reasons that she knows but we don’t.
Shakespeare realized the potential of midsummer’s night for fantasy and for love, and so did Ingmar Bergman in his film “Smiles of a Summer Night.” Allen has never been afraid of taking on a challenge, and he maintains the tradition with a script where almost every man wants almost every woman, and vice-versa. The film is all about love, and all about sex. However, because it’s rated PG-13, you know that there won’t be any on-screen nudity. Actors talk about sex, they arrange secret meetings and talk about sex some more, but we never see them without multi-layered early-1900’s clothing. That’s OK–this movie is about the chase, not the consummation.
The film contains some beautiful scenery, so it would work marginally better on a large screen, but it was certainly satisfactory on DVD. Incidentally, the soundtrack is composed entirely of music by Felix Mendelssohn. You may not realize that Mendelssohn’s incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream contains a melody we hear all the time. You’ll recognize it instantly.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (West Germany)
Director Woody Allen
Writer Woody Allen
Actors Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, José Ferrer, Julie Hagerty
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe, Orion Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio)
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A