CC: What do you think?
Hillary: Oh, it’s gorgeous!
CC: Do I look like Marilyn? I don’t look a thing like Marilyn.
Hillary: My turn. How is it?
CC: Hillary, it’s exactly the same color.
Hillary: What’s wrong? No, it isn’t. No.
CC: You just spent two hours dying your hair exactly the same color.
Hillary: It’s a subtle difference.
CC: I don’t think so.
I remember distinctly the first time I saw this film: it was about two days before I was moving away from San Francisco (that story is a whole other kettle of fish) and it came on PBS and I decided I would watch it. I was blown away. At that point I think I’d only seen about 8 other Woody Allen films (I’ve seen 31 now) and I just loved this film to pieces. I rewatched it again Saturday as part of TCM’s The Essentials and I fell in love with it all over again. Woody Allen won his only sole Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for this film (his only other writing win was for Annie Hall, which he shared with Marshall Brickman). The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning three: Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actor Michael Caine (won), Best Supporting Actress Dianne Wiest (won), Best Original Screenplay (won), Best Director, Best Picture. The films also nominated for Best Picture that year were Children of a Lesser God, The Mission, A Room with a View and winner Platoon.