And Now the Movie . . .

Part of the great black swirl of gossip now encircling Woody Allen is the confident assertion that in his new movie, Husbands and Wives, Allen plays a college professor who makes love with a young woman student a third his age. And, oh, in Manhattan didn't he and Mariel Hemingway play a similarly mismatched couple? In Hannah and Her Sisters didn't he imagine an affair between a sister and one of her brothers-in-law? No one recalls that Manhattan's middle-aged male ended up miserably alone, and that the scandalous tryst in Hannah was not joyous or lasting. So the inference holds: that...

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