Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals.
Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.
Although they take these two divergent paths in their lives, those paths cross once again as they, together, both try to find the perfect spouse and lover, and try to assassinate Napoleon. He reads, "I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across the floors of silent seas." He then promptly balls up the writing and throws it into the fire, calling it "too sentimental". In the movie pantheon, Woody is up there in the godhead, along with Bergman and Dreyer.
Isn't all mankind ultimately executed for a crime it never committed?
There's also a complex scene with a watch thrown in a pool which symbolizes the amount of time that was wasted on smart screen writing for the movie.
Young adult Harold Chasen, solitary and friendless by choice, is obsessed with death, this fascination manifesting itself in he staging his own fake suicides, driving a hearse, and attending funerals, even of people he doesn't know, all to the chagrin of his exasperated wealthy mother with who he lives. Chasen is determined for Harold to be "normal", including she sending him into therapy to deal with his issues and finding him a girlfriend through a computer dating service.
Boris' pursuit of Sonja has to take a back seat in his life when he, a pacifist and coward, is forced to join the Russian Army to battle Napoleon's forces which have just invaded Austria. Second, his dialogue is soexistentialist and yet so ridiculous ("Yes, but objectivity is subjective." "Not in any rational scheme of perception.") that it makes Ingmar Bergman look like a fool, which he isn't, but it's so much fun to deconstruct the big guy.
Despite Sonja not being in the picture while he's away at war, Boris' thoughts do not stray totally from women. Third, I love the scene when the little kid questions death about the afterlife. ") I love the one-liners, especially when, surveying the battlefield with all the bodies lying around, Woody's companion says "He was our village idiot." and Woodyreplies "So what did you do? " Mainly I love it because it is intellectual but also as silly as hell.Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. If that person isn't the perfect husband, then she has to find a suitable lover in addition. See more » : How I got into this predicament I'll never know. I was supposed to go at five o'clock but I have a smart lawyer. See more » People go on and on about "Annie Hall," which I must say I love, but "Love and Death" remains, for me, the best movie Woody Allen movie ever made. First, I love Dostoyevsky, and his twisted take on Dostoyevsky is so hilarious, but also so informed, that it lands me on my ass. See full summary » In Russia, Boris Grushenko is in love with his pseudo-intellectual cousin Sonja, who loves him since he too is a pseudo-intellectual, but she is not in love with him. But as Ivan doesn't seem to return her affections, she is determined to marry someone - anyone - except Boris. The difference is that all men go eventually, but I go six o'clock tomorrow morning.Since she can't take material possessions with her, she is more interested in experiences, with whatever material possessions she has - often "borrowed" without asking - only to further those ...If so irreverent a story were to be told today, how would one react?The characters in this movie had little to no similarities to their originals.