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Zelig Movie Review Summary

Actors: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow

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ZELIG is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen in 1983. The picture earned two nominations for the Academy Awards and a special prize at the Venice Film Festival.

ZELIG is a fake documentary about a man -Leonard Zelig- who was supposed to be famous in the late twenties. Saul Bellow, Bruno Bettelheim and Susan Sontag, amidst others, are invited to express an opinion about Zelig who had the strange ability to become the reflection of the people he was meeting. Called "The Changing Man" by the newspapers, he will be observed by the Psychiatrist Eudora Fletcher who'll use hypnotism in order to find the causes of Zelig's mental disorders. Both will finally fall in love as Leonard Zelig's condition becomes more stable.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Lover is...    -   caretaker/doc/nurse

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can change shapes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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