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Plot: The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year’s Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator’s experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the radio stars.
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A wonderfully nostalgic, funny and historically interesting film.
In my opinion, Radio Days is right up there with Annie Hall though it’s different in that it’s following several people’s lives. Woody doesn’t act in this, but his narration is excellent.
He takes the wonderful old songs and commercials from that time and weaves them into the story. I was completely captivated.
It’s not a “laugh a minute” type film, but it also gets you thinking. Nevertheless, it has some hilarious scenes. Check out the Jewish fasting holiday scene. I’ve watched it at least 6 times and I still laugh. Also the scene with Mia Farrow’s character was superb. One of my favorite lines is when she tells a top radio producer in her high-pitched nasal voice, “Jeez. We can’t keep meeting like this. In the backs of cars, movie theaters and stalled elevators. You’re gonna lose your respect for me!” I love this film.
Purely Joyous Nostalgia
Woody Allen takes two stories, his childhood with his extended family and the heyday of radio, and wraps them together, showing how radio captured the attention of and helped shape America.
The story is occasionally a bit disjointed, and while some critics harped on that, I found that it more fit the way nostalgia feel like… bits and pieces of memories held together by common threads.
The acting and direction are wonderful. Michael Tucker brings a great comic warmth to the screen, and Julie Kavner and Dianne Wiest are both very, very strong. But the star of this movie is the time in which it is set, and the set design, cinematography and overall mood of the movie are captured wonderfully. I’ve spoken to people who grew up in New York City during the “Radio Days” and they say that Allen captures the era perfectly.
I love this movie because Allen doesn’t pretend that the past is perfect, but he loves it even with its flaws, and he presents it to us with the love that feels for this time gone by.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Director Woody Allen
Writer Woody Allen
Actors Mike Starr, Paul Herman, Don Pardo, Martin Rosenblatt
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations.
Production Company Orion Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio)
Camera Panaflex Cameras and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA (prints), DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (color by)
Film Length 2,419 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm