Allen’s Dalliances: New York, London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome

There can be no doubt; he is a womanizer...of cities. When his New York affair began, in Allen's own words (as Alvy) he was the: "I think I'm gonna be the balding virile type, you know, as opposed to say the, uh, distinguished gray." And, by god, we loved him for that. Or, perhaps we all mistook his landscapes for him. Termed as Muses and Cliches -- and in an endless litany of articulate and inarticulate audience-responses -- Woody Allen's cities keep inspiring, mesmerising, irritating, eluding and deluding just as the characters inhabiting them.