In a Woody Allen State of Mind

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Woody Allen’s latest film "Blue Jasmine" is getting great reviews and although it doesn't feature any classical music on the soundtrack, there are plenty of well-known uses of classical music in Allen’s films. For today's Showdwon, we offered three of our favorites.

It isn't too surprising that the iconic opening to Allen's "Manhattan," punctuated with Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" would be the fan favorite. We played a recording of it today at noon by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Hugh Wolff and featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.