Stardust Memories & the Kid

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Preferred reading: Stardust memories & The Kid Woody Allen’s stardust memories primarily talks about how the audiences stereotype the filmmakers according to their body of work. World is a ruthless place where artist’s work has no place. Charlie Chaplin’s “The kid” explores the society and how it treats poverty and the poor. How the rich are inconsiderate of their own and the poor are more caring towards others. 2. Are there any subtexts? Stardust memories, the film has a number of underlying subtexts running through out the film. The story itself has many different parallel story arcs extending throughout the film. It has philosophical subtext of fame and how it affects art. It speaks about how art in turn gets affected due to popular opinion. Woody Allen himself also introduces his affairs from his past and present, which can be a subtext of how relationships are in general and how we are as people and how we get attached to people. It speaks about human attraction is general and how destructive we are. The Kid has a lot of subtext starting with religion. There are many sentimental sequences in the film, which directly talk about divinity and power of faith. The poverty shows a part of the society primarily neglected which is a comment on the wealthy and the affluent demography. might viewers today “read” the film as compared to its original release? Stardust memories: The film now has become an essential part of Woody Allen’s work and will be used as a film that captures a certain turning point of his career. Given that adds to the value as the fan base will look at the film very differently than they did back then. ‘“Stardust Memories” is a disappointment. It needs some larger idea, some sort of organizing force, to pull together all these scenes of bitching and moaning, and make them lead somewhere.’ - Roger Ebert January 1, 1980
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