Future Mock: “Sleeper” (1973)


THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING:  Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) wakes up after 200 years to find that 
dealing with such mundane contemporary concerns as the Middle East Crisis is child’s play next to preparing a futuristic chilled dessert, in the 1973 comedy “SLEEPER”.

      Woody Allen reveals the absurdity that is the future by mining the ridiculous that is the present in “Sleeper”, a science fiction comedy decidedly lo-tech for all of its futuristic advancements, which only seem to be cheaply plastic extensions of our increasingly built-to-be-disposable material as well as ideological society. Curiously, for a film which propels the audience into the future, much of the comic design is based in the physically expressive signature of the silent film; Allen’s admiration for the great silent comics is well established, and its his own considerable capacity for physical slapstick comedy is the most unjustly neglected facet of his performance arsenal.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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1 Response to Future Mock: “Sleeper” (1973)

  1. Teepee12 says:

    That was back when Woody Allen was still funny.

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