He didn't like Jews (Walter would be the exception, since the nebbish
needed him), didn't like most Catholics, didn't like dentists from Des Moines.
Lee Fallon's essay, "The Nebbish
King," provides a particularly astute reading of Allen's cinematic masterpiece, Manhattan.
In "Winky" a nebbish
loser attends a self-help seminar to become more assertive, planning to evict his sister from the house they share and lead the successful life that exists only in his fantasies.
It's a tired device, with the macho Durden merely the unleashed id of the nebbish
everyman who speaks to the men in the audience (I've yet to find a woman who finds the picture especially interesting) about the collapse of male identity.
salesman Anderson (played to Woody Allenish perfection by David Boyce) takes a seminar on conflict management, his life is transformed.
The Catskills became the training ground for the stand-up comic, the sad-sack nebbish
whose troubles are greater than life, and whose kvetch is cosmic as well as comic.
In the 1976 film "The Front," Woody Allen plays a good-natured nebbish
who fulfills a real need: putting his names to scripts and screenplays authored by television writers who had been blacklisted during the McCarthy era.
The Coen brothers' Barton Fink is a nebbish
idealist with a paralyzed will, nightmarishly unnerved by the conflict between his artistic ambitions and the vulgarity of Hollywood.
Stephen Hunter of the Washington Post wrote in a film review of a "Woody Allen figure, a New York nebbish
, the loner who wasn't in the cool set and had an uncertain way about him" (C1).
The intense, nebbish
Eisenberg really nails Zuckerberg, while Andrew Garfield as Eduardo, singer Justin Timberlake as Napster founder Sean Parker, and Armie Hammer as the Winklevoss twins are also rock solid.
I hope this doesn't make me some nebbish
Woody Allen character but, hey, so what if it does?
selling apocalypse and give us the Nebbish
Kings of Doom.
But songwriters Howard Ashman and Alan Mencken turned the story of a nebbish
and his man-eating plant into an off-Broadway hit, which in turn was made into a 1986 film with Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and Bill Murray (as the masochist).
She's married, vaguely happily, to the company's pencil-pushing nebbish
Russell (Benjamin King), whose possessiveness doesn't really make up for his lack of romanticism.
For while the Hogwart's nebbish
is more or less apolitical (despite a weird nostalgia for a class-bound society), Pavloff's book is a direct response to the rise of the far right in French politics.