|Directed by||Woody Allen|
|Produced by||Jean Doumanian|
|Written by||Woody Allen|
|Cinematography||Carlo Di Palma|
|Editing by||Susan E. Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and Jean Doumanian is a producer for film and theatre Her company Jean Doumanian Productions is based in New York City Kirsten Louise "Kirstie" Alley (born January 12 1951 is an American Actress known for her role in the TV show Cheers, in which Robert Elmer "Bob" Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American Actor, Author and director, best known Richard Benjamin (born May 22, 1938) is an American Actor and Film director. Eric Bogosian (born April 24, 1953) is an American Actor, Playwright, Monologist, and Novelist. William Edward "Billy" Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American Golden Globe Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Judy Davis (born 23 April 1955 is an Academy Award -nominated Screen Actors Guild Award, three-time Emmy Award, two-time BAFTA Award Mariel Hadley Hemingway (born November 22, 1961) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -nominated American actress. Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American Actress, known for her $100 million settlement with Steven Spielberg Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1951) is an American Emmy Award -winning actress, perhaps best known for providing the voice of Eric Lloyd (born May 19, 1986) is an American Actor whose films include The Santa Clause trilogy Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (born January 13, 1961) is an American Actress and Comedienne best known for her Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is a Canadian Actor. Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11 1962 is an American Actress. Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an Academy Award -nominated American Film actress. Stanley Tucci Jr (born 11 November 1960) is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy Award -winning Screen Actors Guild - and Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance Carlo Di Palma ( April 17[[ 925]] Rome, - July 9[[ 004]] Rome) was an Italian Cinematographer, renowned for his work on Morse|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista International|
|Release date(s)|| December 12, 1997|
April 17, 1998
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Deconstructing Harry is a film by Woody Allen released in 1997. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and The title of the film comes from the philosophy of Deconstructionism, of which many of its elements are represented throughout the film. This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.
The actual plot is that of Block driving to a university from which he was once thrown out, in order to receive an honorary degree. The passengers he takes with him on the journey are his son, whom he has kidnapped from his divorced wife, a black prostitute and a friend. However, there are many flash-backs, parts of his stories that are played out, and interactions with his characters.
Woody Allen was nominated an Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Deconstructing Harry. Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and Richard Benjamin (born May 22, 1938) is an American Actor and Film director. Kirsten Louise "Kirstie" Alley (born January 12 1951 is an American Actress known for her role in the TV show Cheers, in which William Edward "Billy" Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American Golden Globe Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Judy Davis (born 23 April 1955 is an Academy Award -nominated Screen Actors Guild Award, three-time Emmy Award, two-time BAFTA Award Robert Elmer "Bob" Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American Actor, Author and director, best known Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an Academy Award -nominated American Film actress. Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is a Canadian Actor. Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material The film was also nominated a Golden Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy.
Allen is well-known as an admirer of many European directors whose primary body of work was completed sometimes decades before his first script, and his films in particular often draw upon the works of Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini. Ernst Ingmar Bergman ( pronounced) (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007 was a nine-time Academy Award -nominated Swedish film, stage Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( January 20 1920 &ndash October 31 1993) was an Italian Film The rough outline of the plot of Deconstructing Harry, that of an academic on a long drive to receive an honorary award from his old university while reflecting upon his life's experiences, essentially mirrors that of Bergman's Wild Strawberries. Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, about an old man recalling his past An author thinly disguising his or her private life as the lives of the fictitious characters is borrowed from Bergman's Through a Glass Darkly. Through a Glass Darkly ( Swedish: Såsom i en spegel (" As in a mirror " is a 1961 Swedish film written
It is also widely acknowledged that Allen based the name of Harry Block on Antonius Block (Max von Sydow), the protagonist from Bergman's The Seventh Seal. (born 10 April 1929 is a well-known Swedish actor known in particular for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. For the Biblical concept see Seven seals. For the Rakim album see The Seventh Seal (Rakim album. Some critics, including Roger Ebert, have suggested that the character of Harry Block is based on real-life author Philip Roth and not on Allen himself. Roger Joseph Ebert (iːbɝt born June 18, 1942) is an American film critic and Screenwriter. Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933, Newark New Jersey) is an American novelist
The name Harry may also be a reference to Hermann Hesse's character in his novel Steppenwolf, who views himself as torn apart by the struggle between his "human" (everything that is cultural, abstracted, sophisticated about him) side and his "wolf" (all his animal instincts, his wild, chaotic traits) side. Hermann Hesse (ˈhɛʀman ˈhɛsə ( 2 July, 1877 — 9 August, 1962) was a German - Swiss poet novelist and painter Der Steppenwolf is the tenth Novel by German - Swiss author Hermann Hesse. In the course of the book Hesse makes the point that this is actually a gross simplification, and argues that each person is actually made up of hundreds of thousands of such personality poles.
The name Block is obvious, ironic and narratively appropriate in the film because the character suffers from writer's block. Writer's block is a Phenomenon involving temporary loss of ability to begin or continue writing usually due to lack of inspiration or Creativity.