Down and Out, Blue Jasmine, and a Song

images-1“Once I lived the life of a millionaire”

Woody Allen’s latest movie Blue Jasmine tells a Hollywood success story in reverse: the fall to poverty of a spoiled, thoroughly unsympathetic rich woman, played by a brilliant Kate Blanchard. From her high position in New York society as the wealthy wife of a crooked Wall street shark, played by Alex Baldwin, we watch as our poor rich lady has to eat some humble pie.images

It’s a fine movie, sprinkled with Woody’s ever-witty dialogue, and acted beautifully by all the actors. I’ve always been a Woody Allen fan. It’s a great plus that he’s still turning them out and making good movies for us to see. So a hats off to Woody Allen. And if you’ve clicked on the song, it’s Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Outย  and it was written in 1919. Me and Maybank like to play it. It’s always been a favorite of mine.

17 thoughts on “Down and Out, Blue Jasmine, and a Song

  1. We love Woody in our house too – repeated viewings of Manhattan, Annie Hall, Life and Death and A Midsummer’s Sex Comedy to name a few. The last mentioned is one of my special favourites. The BBC did a really good documentary film on him recently in the Alan Yentob Inspirations series. It might pop up again on iPlayer. Good to hear of his latest film. And thanks for the song!

    1. Frizz, I agree heartily with nearly everything you said. Oh. I said it…..Are you a Woody Allen fan too? Brooklyn’s Woody Allen is a treasure.

  2. I’ll definitely need to see the movie. I love that song, Stephen. I always have (even more now)…….. It reminds me of a country song from a few years back, ‘you find out who your friends are’………… Favorite lines ~ This is where the rubber meets the road / This is where the cream is gonna rise / This is what you really didn’t know / This is where the truth don’t lie. Thank you for this wonderful start to my day. ~ Love, Bobbie

        1. I just watched the UTube. It was cute, what with all the friends coming to help. All those country “hooks” – well, you can’t call it poetry, but it’s pretty clever. Ditto a lot of the old show music.

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