Alisa Lepselter (’85) has been Woody Allen’s film editor since 1999. Lepselter’s visual contributions are noted, but Nick Andersen, a senior history and journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill, argues that it’s Allen’s musical choices that make his films pop. Using a mix of tunes from classic and more recent Allen films, Andersen explains why Gershwin, Bechet and Ellington deserve just as much credit as Allen and Keaton for that witty blend of neurotic cinematic magic.
Nick Andersen is a senior history and journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill. An avid runner, he also enjoys cooking, opera, defending the honor of his hometown of Detroit, and late-night dance parties in his kitchen.