‘Wonder Wheel’, a film by Woody Allen

Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ

 Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ / Culture / 14 May 2018

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It is summer on Coney Island, and clouds and rain are stealing the light from the sky and the colors from the sea. Woody Allen is fond of this place, for it was at Coney Island where he spent happy moments during his childhood. But today it is a place past its prime. In his new film, Wonder Wheel, he has recreated the atmosphere that was present in the 1950s, when colorful crowds populated the beach and the adjacent amusement park, with people engaged in all sorts of entertaining activities. The fulcrum of the film is a Ferris wheel trailer-home that forms part of its huge structure and keeps the large wheel in constant motion.

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