Cinema: Other Voices, Other Rooms

ANOTHER WOMAN Directed and Written by Woody Allen

A woman sublets an apartment. Because of an architectural quirk, she discovers she can overhear her neighbor's conversations. Since he is a ( psychiatrist, she finds herself eavesdropping, against her will, on the high, mysterious emotions pouring forth from his consulting room.

There are several ways to go with that situation. An old-time Hollywood screenwriting team might have used it for romantic comedy; there is a "cute meet" lurking in it. Hitchcock might have found in it the premise for suspense; it blends the quotidian and the voyeuristic in a way he would...

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