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Zelig ★★★½ 1983 (PG)

Documentary spoof stars Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous “Chameleon Man” of the 1920s, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of those with whom he came into contact, and who had a habit of showing up among celebrities and at historic events. Filmed in black-and-white; intersperses bits of newsreel and photographs with live action. Allenstyle clever filmmaking at its best. 79m/B VHS, DVD . Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Susan Sontag, Saul Bellow, Irving Howe; D: Woody Allen; W: Woody Allen; C: Gordon Willis. N.Y. Film Critics ‘83: Cinematog.