Saturday, March 6, 2010

Grew up underneath the Thunderbolt...

Happy Oscar Weekend everybody!

In my favorite comedy of all time, "Annie Hall", we learn Alvy Singer, Woody Allen's iconic antihero, grew up under the Thunderbolt rollercoaster (demolished in 2000) at Coney Island, where his father ran a bumper car concession.

I remember seeing this film when it first came out and rather than being concerned for Alvy's nerves, I actually envied him. Imagine -- all the bumper car rides you wanted! Then again, it was probably a bitch to make a souffle in that kitchen.

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