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Encyclopedia > Sleeper (film)
Sleeper
Directed by Woody Allen
Produced by Jack Grossberg
Written by Woody Allen
Marshall Brickman
Starring Woody Allen
Diane Keaton
Maria Small
Susan Miller
Distributed by United Artists
Release date 1973
Running time 88 minutes
Language English
IMDb profile

Sleeper (1973) is a futuristic science fiction comedy film, written by, directed by, and starring Woody Allen. The title is likely a reference to the classic science fiction novel The Sleeper Awakes by H. G. Wells which also deals with a man in suspended animation who awakens in a dictatorial future against which he rebels, although the plots of Allen's film and Wells' novel otherwise have few similarities. Image File history File links Wallen10. ... Woody Allen in the movie Anything Else 2003. ... Woody Allen in the movie Anything Else 2003. ... Marshall Brickman (born August 25, 1941 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is an Academy Award winning screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with Woody Allen. ... Woody Allen in the movie Anything Else 2003. ... Diane Keaton in 2003s Somethings Gotta Give. ... Susan Miller was the September 1972 Playboy Playmate of the Month. ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... Woody Allen in the movie Anything Else 2003. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. ... H. G. Wells Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946) was a British writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Time Machine. ... Suspended animation is the slowing without termination of life processes by external means. ...

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Plot

In the movie, The Happy Carrot health food store owner Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) is hospitalized in Saint Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan for a gallbladder operation, but ends up in the liquid nitrogen tanks of an immortality institution. He is revived 200 years later in the year 2173 by a subversive organization, as he is the only member of this society without a known biometric identity. The authorities question a power surge at the institute and Monroe is arrested and escapes and lives on the run. Monroe joins the rebels as an action commando with the idle Luna Schlosser (Diane Keaton, in a role similar to that of Manhattan). Gall bladder Digestive system diagram showing the bile duct The gallbladder (or cholecyst sometimes gall bladder) is a pear-shaped organ that stores about 50 mL of bile (or gall) until the body needs it for digestion. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Nitrogen, N, 7 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 15 (VA), 2 , p Density 1. ... At Disney World, biometric measurements are taken of the fingers of multi-day pass users to ensure that the pass is used by the same person from day to day. ... Diane Keaton in 2003s Somethings Gotta Give. ... Manhattan is a 1979 romantic comedy film. ...


The dictatorial leader of the society has been killed by a rebel bomb, but this has not been revealed publicly. The only surviving body part is the leader's nose. It is the intent of the administration to clone the leader from this single remaining part. A rebel group led by the charismatic Erno Windt (John Beck) intends to disrupt this attempt by stealing and "assassinating" the nose. The unidentifiable Miles Monroe is essential to accomplishing this task. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Dictatorship. ... Human nose in profile You may be looking for Nose, a town in Japan, or The Nose, a story by Nikolai Gogol and an opera by Dmitri Shostakovich. ... Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of an original. ... John Beck was a Reform Party candidate in the 1993 Canadian election who was forced to abandon his candidacy after making a series of anti-immigrant remarks. ...


This early Allen movie features some memorable concepts, such as Orgasmatron booths and a related Intoxication orb (passed around at parties), confessional robots, bioengineered hydroponic vegetables (without any other part of the plant) such as hose-fed carrots as large as a canoe, and the cloning of vital organs and entire persons. Many things thought unhealthy in Monroe's time (including deep fried fatty foods and smoking) are known by future scientists to be extremely good for you. The orgasmatron is a fictional electromechanical device that appears in the 1973 movie Sleeper, which also shows the effects of a related device, an orgasmic orb. ... This refers to the Roman Catholic practice. ... ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ... Biological engineering (also biosystems engineering and bioengineering) is a broad-based engineering discipline that deals with bio-molecular and molecular processes, product design, sustainability and analysis of biological systems. ... Hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil. ... Binomial name Daucus carota L. The carrot (Daucus carota) is a root vegetable, usually orange or white in color with a woody texture. ... Aluminum canoe, Upper Klamath Lake Canoeing on the Concord River. ...


Sometime between Monroe's time in the late 20th century and 2173 there was nuclear warfare, caused "when a man named Albert Shanker got hold of a nuclear device", and due to which much history is obscure or lost. 2173 historians show Monroe some surviving 20th century artifacts (such as a set of novelty wind-up chattering teeth and a crumpled photograph of Henry Kissinger) and ask for explanations. The historians have developed interesting theories about Howard Cosell and Richard Nixon, which Miles doesn't have the heart to refute. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... The Titan II ICBM carried a 9 Mt W53 warhead, making it one of the most powerful nuclear weapons fielded by the United States during the Cold War. ... Albert Shanker (September 14, 1928 - February 1997) was president of the American Federation of Teachers from 1974 to 1997. ... Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German-born American diplomat, Nobel laureate and statesman. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ...


Jokes include: Robots programmed to behave like Jewish tailors and gay butlers; PhDs in oral sex; a McDonald's restaurant with a number "Served" containing dozens of 0's; and an abandoned 200-year old Volkswagen Beetle that starts up instantly. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... A tailor is a person whose occupation is to sew clothes custom-fit to individuals, and to repair clothes. ... In modern society, gay is a word which can be used as either a noun or adjective. ... Oral sex (from Latin os, oris mouth) consists of all the sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth and tongue, to stimulate genitalia. ... McDonalds Sekime national route store (Osaka, Japan) McDonalds in Times Square, New York McDonalds + Drive Thru in Moab (Utah) McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is one of the worlds largest chains of fast-food restaurants. ... Volkswagen (Ger. ...


Quotes

  • Miles: "Don't you see? Political solutions never work! That's what I've been trying to tell you! In six months we'll be stealing Erno's nose!"
  • Historian (showing Miles a tape of Howard Cosell): "We have a theory, that whenever citizens in your state committed a crime, they were forced to watch this."
    Miles: "Yes, that's exactly what that was."
  • Miles: "I bought Polaroid stock at seven, it must be up by millions by now!"
  • Miles: "My Brain...that's my second favourite organ!"

Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ...

Production and trivia

The movie was filmed in and around Denver, Colorado. The outdoor shots of the hospital were filmed at the Mesa Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. The "Sculptured House", designed by architect Charles Deaton, is a private home on Genessee Mountain near the town of Genessee, a short distance west of Denver.[1] As of early 2006, the structure, known to many as the "Sleeper House", was on the market for $7.95 million.[2] Flag Seal Nickname: The Mile-High City Location Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates , Government City-County Denver (coextensive) Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 154. ... NCAR, Boulder, Colorado National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a U.S.-based institute whose stated mission is: NCARs flagship Mesa Laboratory is located in the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, in a dramatic complex of buildings designed by architect I.M. Pei. ... Boulder (, Mountain Time Zone) is a city in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about general United States currency. ...


Allen originally wanted to do a 3 hour film, Part 1 of it being a New York comedy, the Second Half being The Future . . . Surprisingly the project was greenlit, however Allen decided to abandon the first half and just do the second (Mentioned in his book 'Woody Allen on Woody Allen'


The soundtrack music is in New Orleans traditional jazz style, by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Allen sitting in on clarinet. Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... Music is a form of expression in the medium of time using the structures of tones and silence. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot Location Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates , Government Country State Parish United States Louisiana Orleans Parish, Louisiana Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 350. ... Dixieland or Dixie is a name for the south-eastern portion of the USA; see: U.S. Southern States, Dixie. ... Preservation Hall is a noted jazz performance hall located at 726 St. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ...


In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Sleeper the 30th greatest comedy film of all time. This article is about the year 2000. ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ...


Also in 2000, the American Film Institute listed Sleeper 80th among its 100 Years… 100 Laughs. The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. ... The 100 funniest American films. ...


References

  1. ^ The Sculptured House. Kentwood Homes Tour. Retrieved on 2006-04-15.
  2. ^ Sculptured House listing on architectureforsale.com. Retrieved on 2006-04-15.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ...

External links

Films directed by Woody Allen
What's Up, Tiger Lily? • Take the Money and Run • Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story • Bananas • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) • Sleeper • Love and Death • Annie Hall • Interiors • Manhattan • Stardust Memories • A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy • Zelig • Broadway Danny Rose • The Purple Rose of Cairo • Hannah and Her Sisters • Radio Days • September • Another Woman • New York Stories • Crimes and Misdemeanors • Alice • Shadows and Fog • Husbands and Wives • Manhattan Murder Mystery • Bullets Over Broadway • Don't Drink the Water • Mighty Aphrodite • Everyone Says I Love You • Deconstructing Harry • Celebrity • Sweet and Lowdown • Small Time Crooks • The Curse of the Jade Scorpion • Hollywood Ending • Anything Else • Melinda and Melinda • Match Point • Scoop

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Sleeper (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (754 words)
Sleeper (1973) is a futuristic science fiction comedy film, written by, directed by, and starring Woody Allen.
The outdoor shots of the hospital were filmed at the Mesa Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.
As of early 2006, the structure, known to many as the "Sleeper House", was on the market for $7.95 million.
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