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3.8
2,340 Ratings

Stardust Memories

Directed by Woody Allen
United States, 1980
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

During a film festival retrospective of his work, renowned director Sandy Bates is haunted by memories from his past, which served at major inspiration for his movies, while amid a circus of fans. Inspired in part by Federico Fellini’s .

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Stardust Memories Directed by Woody Allen

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1981 | Nominee: Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Critics reviews

Subjected to perhaps even more ignominious treatment than what she endures in The Night Porter, Rampling, as the lithium-taking, mentally unstable actress Dorrie in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories (1980), still manages to imbue this pathetically conceived role with a steely grace.
January 05, 2016
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There’s a small but devoted coterie of fans who consider Stardust Memories to be Allen’s greatest film. Such a fan might argue that it’s the film of his that synthesizes his influences into an autocritique of his own style, merging with the artistry of Fellini in order to comment on the referential shape his narcissism frequently took.
September 30, 2015
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Double-bill with the near-contemporaneous ALL THAT JAZZ as Artists in the Throes of Mid-life Crisis – and both men imagine their own deaths but Bob Fosse was scathing on himself and his own excesses while Woody comes off whiny and egotistical; given his wheedling, ingratiating persona, it’s almost impossible to have him beset by fans, groupies, annoying relatives etc without making it look like he’s trolling for sympathy…
April 01, 2013
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