Fans of director Woody Allen (especially, we find, those who think Annie Hall is too mainstream) absolutely die for Manhattan, the 1979 romantic comedy wherein Allen’s character romances a 17-year-old. Today we came across an update of Allen’s film, bearing the all-too-appropriate-for-2009 new name, Brooklyn. The trailer absolutely nails the opening montage with classical accompaniment. A very cool idea, we must concede, but how does it stack up to another offshoot of Manhattan we found a few months ago? That one starred Muppets. Check out both videos after the jump, and voice your opinion in the comments.
First, the trailer for the currently-unfinished Brooklyn, written and directed by Ricky D’Ambrose:
Next, the Muppet version, which won first place in a new media mash-up contest:
So, what do you think? As a bonus we’ve embedded D’Ambrose’s “Moments From A Film School” because it makes us laugh. Could he be the next Allen?