„Anything Else” e o comedie regizata de Woody Allen. Fazele sunt comune comediilor care implica o relatie amoroasa, iar personajele se incadreaza in rolurile de: barbat de tip catelus si oricand disponibil pentru sacrificii, femeie isterica, perfida si eminenta cenusie cu replici despre viata.
David Dobel, interpretat de Woody Allen, este eminenta cenusie in acest caz: „Yoy said it yourself, you’re afraid to sleep alone. That’s the whole story. You surround yourself with this farrage of babysitters, this loving-disabled little sex kitten who’s driving you crazy, the Jew manager, you know? And let me tell you I am of the Hebrew pursuassion, but the guy that handles you is a member of one of the lost tribes of Israel that should have remained lost. And you got this shrink who, like God, never speaks, and like God, is dead. There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. We were meant to be afraid. That’s why you gotta build a survival kit!
David Dobel: Let me tell you, Falk. We live in perilous times. You got to keep alert for these things. You don’t want your life to wind up as black-and-white newsreel footage scored by a cello in a minor key.
David Dobel: Last night I was home alone in my apartment and I conjured up a threesome with me, Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, and it was very very erotic. As a matter of fact if I’m not mistaken, it was the first time those two great actresses ever appeared in anything together.
David Dobel: The pill makes her crazy? Falk, she *is* crazy. The Pentagon should use her hormones for chemical warfare.
David Dobel: Since the beginning of time people have been, you know, frightened and, and unhappy, and they’re scared of death, and they’re scared of getting old, and there’s always been priests around, and shamans, and now shrinks, to tell ‘em, „Look, I know you’re frightened, but I can help you. Of course, it is going to cost you a few bucks…” But they *can’t* help you, Falk, because life is what it is.