2. Rizzoli Bookstore
Unable to stomach writing for a crappy TV comedy, Isaac abruptly quits his job. Now unemployed, he is anxious about his decision to leave his job, while tongue-lashing the producers for being drug addicts on his way out (in his defense, he is right). He confides in Yale his worries now that he has no income coming in, with some of the film’s best one-liners delivered by Allen in this scene. Yale offers him financial support, to which Isaac replies he has enough to live for a year “if I live like Mahatma Gandhi.”
The scene takes place at the legendary Rizzoli Bookstore, whose original location was on Fifth Avenue and has recently lost its 57th Street home.