The cast of Vicky Christina Barcelona gets together to talk about Woody. (Cinematical)
Hall also offered some insight into how Allen crafts comedies -- mostly by not making them during filming. "I saw the film in Cannes, which was a completely overwhelming experience ... they gave it this ridiculously long standing ovation, to the point that I began to feel like a right melon. They laughed hilariously ... I knew they were going to laugh; well, I hoped they were going to laugh. Admittedly, Woody did ... if you asked him "Is this a comedy?" he'd say "No, this isn't a comedy." And I completely understand what he was doing, because for it to work, for any of these things to be funny, if it's genuinely funny, it's because it's truthful. And if you've got a bunch of actors who come on-set and think they're making a comedy, then it's not going to be funny, because the funniness about this film is the truth, is about the heart, about the fact that these are recognizable scenarios and recognizable modes of human behavior."