Allenian Definition: A film in which the writer-director also typically stars. Allenian films are best known for featuring neurotic and affluent New Yorkers spending lots of time walking around and talking. They are also known for unattractive men getting to be with women most would consider to be out of their league. Examples: Debating Marshall McLuhans writing with Marshall McLuhan in Annie Hall. Woody dating Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan. Could Describe: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's Kissing Jessica Stein, Zach Braffs Garden State.
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