blueyedblonde1956

Name the movie - 2 clues

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3 hours ago, blueyedblonde1956 said:

We're the actors americans and did the affair start on the filming in Europe? ?

By the way, the way we play you can only ask for hints--not answers to direct questions.

You have to answer the question with the information that is posted.

So, I will give you a fourth hint.

Hint#4-- This classic movie was also adapted into a classic musical movie--both were produced by the same Golden Era studio.

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14 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

By the way, the way we play you can only ask for hints--not answers to direct questions.

You have to answer the question with the information that is posted.

So, I will give you a fourth hint.

Hint#4-- This classic movie was also adapted into a classic musical movie--both were produced by the same Golden Era studio.

I want to rule out the famous love triangle as Debbie, Eddie and Liz so my guess based on the famous love triangle is the film Bachelor Mother, made into the musical film Bundle of Joy, the original story was Hungarian called Little Mother. The triangle of course would have involved Debbie and Eddie and Liz would be the woman. Both Bachelor Mother and Bundle of Joy were produced by RKO since you wrote both films were produced at the same studio. I don't know about the Broadway play, but since I can't get the Debbie, Eddie, Liz triangle out of my head (and to get another clue) I figured I'd venture this guess 

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10 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

I want to rule out the famous love triangle as Debbie, Eddie and Liz so my guess based on the famous love triangle is the film Bachelor Mother, made into the musical film Bundle of Joy, the original story was Hungarian called Little Mother. The triangle of course would have involved Debbie and Eddie and Liz would be the woman. Both Bachelor Mother and Bundle of Joy were produced by RKO since you wrote both films were produced at the same studio. I don't know about the Broadway play, but since I can't get the Debbie, Eddie, Liz triangle out of my head (and to get another clue) I figured I'd venture this guess 

Lav, I think this is a good try. But I also said in the 3rd Clue/Hint that the classic movie had been adapted into a Broadway hit musical.  With so much commercialism going on on Broadway, I don't know if this has been adapted or not for Broadway?

But to review all the criteria--

2)  Classic movie where the 2 stars are involved in a personal love triangle.

1)"                            is based on a European play.

3) "                            is adapted into a hit Broadway musical.

4) "                             is adapted into a classic movie musical.

 

Hint#5-- Hopefully this will give it away. A very modern update or version of the play and the classic film was a popular movie near the Millennium with current popular movie stars.

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"A Little Night Music" was based on Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night." It was adapted into an American musical movie in 1977, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou and Diana Rigg.

In the original Broadway production actor Victoria Mallory, who played the bride Anye, fell in love in real life with her co-star Mark Lambert, who played her stepson in the play.

(As an aside Mallory and Lambert's daughter, Ramona Mallory, had a leading role in the 2009 Broadway production with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury.)

Is that right?

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1 hour ago, marcar said:

"A Little Night Music" was based on Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night." It was adapted into an American musical movie in 1977, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou and Diana Rigg.

In the original Broadway production actor Victoria Mallory, who played the bride Anye, fell in love in real life with her co-star Mark Lambert, who played her stepson in the play.

(As an aside Mallory and Lambert's daughter, Ramona Mallory, had a leading role in the 2009 Broadway production with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury.)

Is that right?

Marcar-- please re-read all of the criteria for the question, you're missing several points there.

 

HINT#6-- The classic movie was based on a Hungarian play.

 

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one more try:

"Little Shop Around the Corner" was adapted into a movie musical "In the Good Old Summertime" and then into a Broadway musical "She Loves Me" in 1963. The movie stars Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart were supposedly involved in a love affair.

All three were based on the Hungarian play "Parfumerie" (AKA "Illatszertar") which was copyrighted in 1936.
 

I'm really sorry if this is wrong, but I promise it's my last try, Princess. Don't be mad, OK?

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2 hours ago, marcar said:

one more try:

"Little Shop Around the Corner" was adapted into a movie musical "In the Good Old Summertime" and then into a Broadway musical "She Loves Me" in 1963. The movie stars Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart were supposedly involved in a love affair.

All three were based on the Hungarian play "Parfumerie" (AKA "Illatszertar") which was copyrighted in 1936.
 

I'm really sorry if this is wrong, but I promise it's my last try, Princess. Don't be mad, OK?

Sometimes that's all you need is just one more try.

I Want To Praise Your Perseverance!

 

 James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan starred in The Shop Around the Corner, which was based on the Hungarian play.

Stewart and Henry Fonda were struggling young actors together in New York. Hank and Jimmy enjoyed a lifelong close friendship, despite their political differences and their love for the same woman, Margaret Sullavan. Maggie was Hank's first wife. 

An accomplished stage actress, Maggie would only appear in 17 movies in her career,  when she died prematurely at 50 from a barbiturate overdose in the throes of depression and hearing loss.

However, she has maintained a high reputation in Old Hollywood, despite her limited output. Somehow she actually managed to make 4 films co-starring with Jimmy Stewart, amongst her small number of Hollywood credits and one with Fonda. She is often credited with teaching Jimmy Stewart the finer points of film acting.

MGM later made a musical remake with Judy Garland and Van Johnson called In the Good Old Summertime.

Last week I was watching a Broadway Revival of She Loves Me, the Broadway Musical adaptation of the play and the movie on the PBS. That's when I got the idea for this question.

To finish the question, I would like to remind everyone about Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, a 1998 updated digital film version of the same play and classic movie.

I think that covers all of the clues and hints.

 

Marcar, You have definitely earned the next turn!

 

 

 

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1.) The execution of a prisoner in this 70's-era film is not staged. It is real footage of an execution.

2.) In a scene in an orange grove the director determined the fruit "was not orange enough" and had each one painted more orange--a technique he used previously in a 1960s movie he directed.

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I'll give another clue:

3.) Most of the film was shot in Spain, Germany and Algeria, the last substituting for the Sahara Desert in Chad--a pivotal plot point.

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4.)He's a journalist who steals the identity of a notorious criminal; she's an architecture student. 

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5.)The film's penultimate shot is a seven-minute-long tracking shot which begins in Locke's hotel room, looking out onto a dusty, run-down square, pushes out through the bars of the hotel window into the square, rotates 180 degrees, and finally tracks back to a close exterior A system of gyroscopes was fitted on the camera to steady it during the switch from this smooth indoor track to the crane outside. Meanwhile, the bars on the window had been given hinges. This shot was done by cinematographer Luciano Tovoli and the director. 

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Yes, The Passenger. A film I saw when it was released in '75 by one of my favorite directors. His most commercial success, Blow Up was the movie that he painted the grass greener coz it wasn't showing up on camera as he would have liked. Now, that's attention to detail...or craziness..but I do like the look of the movies he makes.

Your thread, Arsan..

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23 hours ago, marcar said:

Yes, The Passenger. A film I saw when it was released in '75 by one of my favorite directors. His most commercial success, Blow Up was the movie that he painted the grass greener coz it wasn't showing up on camera as he would have liked. Now, that's attention to detail...or craziness..but I do like the look of the movies he makes.

Your thread, Arsan..

Thank you, marcar.

I'm going to be away from the boards for a few days, so I'm leaving the thread open.

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13 minutes ago, blueyedblonde1956 said:

That was a good movie okay I will jump in here:

Clue #1 he watched a hanging in the movie..and saw one in real life.

Clue 2 he played in every kind of genre.

Blue-- by now I think you get the gist of how we play these games.

I gave a question and Lavender Blue answered it correctly.

If you read my entire response, you will see that she has the next turn.

In these games you have to answer a question correctly, before you get a turn.

 

 So as it stands, Lavender Blue is up next--

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