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11 things that make Isaac Davis’ life worth living in Woody Allen movie, Manhattan

Screen grab of Manhattan's characters driving out of New York in what appears to be a really cool Porsche 356

1) Groucho Marx

2) Willie Mays

3) Second movement of Jupiter symphony

4) Louis Armstrong’s Potatohead blues

5) Swedish movies

6) Sentimental education by [Gustave] Flaubert

7) Marlon Brando

8) Frank Sinatra

9) Apples and Pears by [Paul] Cezanne

10) Crabs at Sam Wo’s (A Chinese restaurant on 813 Washington Street in Manhattan) [See: Sam Wo]

11) Tracy’s face (Tracy being the girlfriend of Davis, a 17-year-old high-school student played by Mariel Hemingway)

— as spoken into a microphone attached to a cassette tape recorder by Davis, played by Woody Allen, while making notes about a short story he planned to write regarding “people in Manhattan who are constantly creating neurotic problems for themselves.” [See: Manhattan The Movie]

10 comments
Nguyenchinh
Nguyenchinh

Besides reminding me that the  Máy hút ẩm dân dụng presence of oil and dirt on my face led to the formation of blackheads, she also introduced me to the virtue and value of home-service facial treatments 

Nguyenchinh
Nguyenchinh

For this and  Xe đẩy Prestar  many more, including the appreciation for fine Filipino food, I remain thankful to my mother.

Nguyenchinh
Nguyenchinh

By the time I arrived last week  Máy khoan điện cầm tay  at a provincial hospital where she was con?ned, she was unable to recognize me in the same way that I failed to recognize her.  

Nguyenchinh
Nguyenchinh

For this and many  thang ghế nikawa  more, including the appreciation for fine Filipino food, I remain thankful to my mother.

Nguyenchinh
Nguyenchinh

Even in death, she was able to  Xe đẩy hàng  teach me one painful lesson: it always pays to show your appreciation for a loved one, even at the risk of embarrassment.