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A sharp, satirical look at the high price of fame, Woody Allen's Stardust Memories is a "wickedly funny" (The New York Times) story about a disillusioned filmmaker who is just about at the end of his rope. Sparkling with the confidence of an artist in full bloom, Stardust Memories is "a film to be seen and savored" (Jeffery Lyons)! Legendary comic filmmaker Sandy Bates (Allen) is tired of being funny. Teetering on the brink of a nervous breakdown, Bates attends a weekend retrospective of his films, only to confront the meaning of his work, the memories of his great love, Dorrie (Charlotte Rampling), and the merits of settling down with new girlfriend, Isobel (Marie-Christine Barrault). Plagued by hallucinations, alien visitations and the bloodless studio executives trying to re-cut his bleak new film, Bates struggles to find a reason to go on living. But when he falls prey to a gun-wielding fanatic, his zany brush with death reveals that there is value tohis own existence, and that often, the best reason to go on living is life itself.
It is not one of Woody Allen's best. I wished they would put his other movies online to rent or purchase.Published 14 days ago by Andra
This is a very difficult review to write. This film is a fusion of Woody Allen portraying Frederico Fellini(8 1/2).
Woody Allen is a quiet, private individual. Read more
Stardust Memories (1980) for me is one of Woody Allen's very best films even though it doesn't seem to have dazzled critics in the same way as Manhatten or Annie Hall. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Film Buff
Woody Allen's films always offer up female characters with disturbing appeal. 'Stardust Memories' adds another pair to the list. Read morePublished 13 months ago by daniel r. esian
Rich black and white cinematography, imagery and soundtrack. Woody's smart and thoughtful screenplay is an engrossing tribute to Fellini, starring an excellent cast. Read morePublished 15 months ago by RP