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1983 film by Woody Allen


Released 1983 (39 years, 6 months ago)

Director Woody Allen
Duration 71 minutes
Genre comedy film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Cinematography and Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Composer Dick Hyman
Production company Orion Pictures and Warner Bros.
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Woody Allen
Producer Robert Greenhut

About Zelig

Woody Allen's 1983 film Zelig is a mockumentary that explores the life of Leonard Zelig, a man who has the ability to transform his appearance to fit in with any social group. The film is a satirical take on the human desire to conform and be accepted by society.

Allen's use of black and white footage and interviews with real-life figures such as Susan Sontag and Saul Bellow add to the film's authenticity. The film's special effects, which seamlessly integrate Zelig into historical footage, were groundbreaking for their time.

Zelig received critical acclaim upon its release, with many praising Allen's direction and the film's unique concept. It was nominated for two Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Overall, Zelig is a witty and thought-provoking film that continues to be a favorite among Allen's fans. Its commentary on conformity and the human desire to fit in is still relevant today.


- Ebert, R. (1983, July 15). Zelig.

- Maslin, J. (1983, July 15). Woody Allen's 'Zelig'. The New York Times.

- Zelig. (n.d.). British Film Institute.

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