Woody Allen in “Annie Hall”

[Lorelai is fixing her makeup near the chalkboard. She sneezes and stirs up a cloud of chalk dust.]

LORELAI: Great, I’m Woody Allen in Annie Hall.

Annie Hall, 1977 satirical romantic comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Woody Allen, who also stars opposite Diane Keaton in the title role. It follows comedian Alvy Singer as he tries to understand why his relationship with Annie Hall ended a year ago. In real life, Diane Keaton’s original surname was Hall and her nickname was Annie; Allen and Keaton had dated several years before the film came out, and Annie Hall is at least partly autobiographical.

Annie Hall met with widespread critical acclaim upon its release, and was a commercial success – Allen’s biggest box office hit, adjusted for inflation. It won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, with a Best Actress for Keaton. It also won five BAFTAs and a Golden Globe. It is regarded as one of the best comedies, one of the best romantic comedies, one of the best screenplays, and one of the greatest films of all time.

Lorelai is referring to the scene where Allen’s character Alvy is talked into trying cocaine, only to wind up sneezing so that thousands of dollars of white powder goes everywhere.

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