Budget: $4 million (though it started at $3 million)
Box Office: $38 million
Buck-Saving Tactic: No fancy camerawork, special effects, or distractions, just brilliant dialogue, directing, and acting made this film legendary. Plus Allen’s penchant for taking long shots saved a lot of time and cash (the average shot length of Annie Hall was 14.5 seconds, compared to the norm of the time, which was 4–7 seconds).
Brilliant Because: This should have been the birth of Mumblecore (but with a better name). Also, take this bit of trivia to your next awkward double date: Annie Hall could have been called It Had to Be Jew, Anxiety, Alvy and Me, Me and My Goy, and perhaps most disturbing, Anhedonia (translation: the inability to feel pleasure).