I’m not a Woody Allen fan, but occasional scenes in his movies stick in my memory. There’s one scene I remember, although I don’t know if I really saw it or if my fertile imagination invented it. It was from one of his late 60s/early 70s movies. As I recall, it shows him riding on a subway, reading what looks like Commentary Magazine. In fact, the camera reveals that he’s actually reading either Playboy or a comic book or something else lowbrow. He just has Commentary as camo to impress subway bystanders with his intellectualism. I keep thinking of that scene, because it strikes me that, if the same scene were filmed today, the character would secretly be reading Commentary Magazine, and would have Playboy or a comic book or something else lowbrow displayed ostentatiously to impress people with his pop culture cool.
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