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The pseudo-documentary approach was already established in an early screenplay treatment. To give it more of a documentary feel, Woody Allen wanted to shoot in black-and-white, but despite his creative control, he "wasn't allowed to," he later said.
After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her, and after half an hour I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
Virgil was born December 1935. When he was still a teen, playing cello in the marching band, the year would've been circa mid-1950s at the latest. Cars current to the actual filming can be seen all around the background, as well as the long hair-styles of the boys marching. Most of the characters are also dressed in the late-60s fashion throughout most of the film.
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