“What is it the comedian says when his jokes are going well? ‘I murdered that audience’…’I killed ’em’…’They screamed’…’I broke ’em up.'”
Though viewers apparently appreciate Stardust Memories most for its similarities and references to other works (whether by Allen or not), going into the movie blind doesn’t mean enjoyment will be absent. Truth be told, it’s a bit of a commentary on how any director can imagine or actually see things; giving us the serious and silly points back and forth. It’s not the most investing film out there, but still well worth checking out even if you’re barely familiar with Allen’s other works.