Zelig Movie Review 1983

Information and Film Reviews for Zelig the Movie

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Documentary spoof stars Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920s, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of those with whom he came into contact, and who had a habit of showing up among celebrities and at historic events. Filmed in black-and-white; intersperses bits of newsreel and photographs with live action. Allen-style clever filmmaking at its best.

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 79 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Satire & Parody, B/W & Color Combos, Mass Media, Mockumentary, Screen Teams: Allen & Farrow, Recycled Footage/Redubbed Dialogue
Screenplay
Woody Allen
Cast
Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Susan Sontag, Saul Bellow, Irving Howe
Cinematography
Gordon Willis
Director
Woody Allen
Producer
Robert Greenhut

Awards

N.Y. Film Critics 1983: Cinematog.

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