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The Loved One is one of those "divide the audience" movies, and was right from its original release. I laugh at a lot of it, but totally understand if others don't. I'd like to do a cast swap and have Robert Morse in Thoroughly Modern Millie with James Fox in the central role in The Loved One. Fox has exactly the kind of reserved Englishness that Robert Morse, despite his wonderful comic skill, can't embody.

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This sounds good too ....:)

4:15 AM
C - 102 m

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comedy

Synopsis: The star of a theater company hesitates between three men.
DirJean Renoir CastRiccardo Rioli , Anna Magnani , Odoardo Spadaro .

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

?Jean Renoir. Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli, Dante Rino, Duncan Lamont, Jean Debucourt.

Delightful film about an acting troupe touring South America in the 18th century and the amorous adventures of its leading lady. Theatrical and stylized, this is one of the great films about acting--and a stunning achievement in the use of color. Ironically, it was a flop when first released, then critically rediscovered. Photographed by Claude Renoir; music by Vivaldi.

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On 9/14/2018 at 9:26 PM, Bogie56 said:

I was a sailor in the opening graduation sequence (close-up cut) and a football player.  I couldn't believe it as I actually suggested to the stunt co-ordinator a play and then they set it up and filmed it.  I was just 16.  I suggested that Hauser does an end around and I would try to do a shoe lace tackle but miss him.  I told Hauser how I would do it and come the shot I dive for his feet and loosely grab him and let go and the guy kicks me in the face!  That is in the film but in a wide shot.  The director loved me because I was volunteering for everything.  He called me over in the canteen and we had lunch together. It was one of the first big American films to film in Toronto.

LOL. I'll have to look for you. I recorded it, but havent watched it yet. How did you get these gigs? Did they advertise in the local papers?

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19 hours ago, kingrat said:

The Loved One is one of those "divide the audience" movies, and was right from its original release. I laugh at a lot of it, but totally understand if others don't. I'd like to do a cast swap and have Robert Morse in Thoroughly Modern Millie with James Fox in the central role in The Loved One. Fox has exactly the kind of reserved Englishness that Robert Morse, despite his wonderful comic skill, can't embody.

There’s also the fact that Morse’s dialogue is 100% dubbed...granted He dubbed himself and he did a perfectly fine job, but it is at a totally different volume from the rest of the cast and it’s freaking weird and so obvious...So much so as to be deliberate.

But the good Lord knows it’s not the weirdest thing about the movie. Not even in the top 10.

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On 9/15/2018 at 5:05 PM, Bogie56 said:

Sunday, September 16/17

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2 a.m.  The Rules of the Game (1939).  It’s been a long while since I've seen this Jean Renoir film.

 

DAMN. I forgot to record this. STILL havent seen it. :(

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On 9/14/2018 at 9:26 PM, Bogie56 said:

I was a sailor in the opening graduation sequence (close-up cut) and a football player.  I couldn't believe it as I actually suggested to the stunt co-ordinator a play and then they set it up and filmed it.  I was just 16.  I suggested that Hauser does an end around and I would try to do a shoe lace tackle but miss him.  I told Hauser how I would do it and come the shot I dive for his feet and loosely grab him and let go and the guy kicks me in the face!  That is in the film but in a wide shot.  The director loved me because I was volunteering for everything.  He called me over in the canteen and we had lunch together. It was one of the first big American films to film in Toronto.

Just be grateful you don't really look like Larry Fine. He might have poked you in the eye and pulled out some of your hair by the roots, as well.

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19 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

There’s also the fact that Morse’s dialogue is 100% dubbed...granted He dubbed himself and he did a perfectly fine job, but it is at a totally different volume from the rest of the cast and it’s freaking weird and so obvious...So much so as to be deliberate.

But the good Lord knows it’s not the weirdest thing about the movie. Not even in the top 10.

Why was it dubbed? Does anyone know?

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2 hours ago, Hibi said:

LOL. I'll have to look for you. I recorded it, but havent watched it yet. How did you get these gigs? Did they advertise in the local papers?

I got that gig by accident.  I was just 15.  There was a number in the paper for extras but no one ever answered the phone.  I called on the weekend and spoke to a cleaning man and he told me just to come down on Monday.  When I got to the casting office they said "no, no, no ... who told you, etc." but by the end of the conversation the guy liked me and noticed that I was wearing a high school football jacket and gave me the first job in the football sequence.  I got $25 a day and an extra $25 for getting my hair cut (long hair was the fashion then).  The director liked me and game me more work in other scenes.  The AD who was the directors son thought I was being cheeky by getting another $25 for my second haircut only a few weeks later but let it go.  But my panavision close up ended up on the floor.  Jerry Hauser was a regular guy and came over and introduced himself.  I can't say the same for Gary Grimes.  He may have been okay too but he didn't mingle with us.

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Tuesday, September 18

This one is not on in Canada …

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midnight.  New Orleans (1947).  Arturo de Cordova has been great in the Mexican films I've seen.  And this one has Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman.

Canada gets that black experience Robert Taylor film Saddle the Wind (1958).

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Funny. Exactly how many films have you been in? I know Network was another. Were they all Toronto location films?

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Just now, Bogie56 said:

Tuesday, September 18

This one is not on in Canada …

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midnight.  New Orleans (1947).  Arturo de Cordova has been great in the Mexican films I've seen.  And this one has Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman.

Canada gets that black experience Robert Taylor film Saddle the Wind (1958).

LOL. A friend and I misnamed that film STRADDLE THE WIND.......

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1 minute ago, Hibi said:

Funny. Exactly how many films have you been in? I know Network was another. Were they all Toronto location films?

Not that many films really..  I was in The Grey Fox seated in front of Richard Farnsworth watching The Great Train Robbery.  I had a fake handlebar moustache and was smoking a cigarette.  That was shot in Vancouver.  Farnsworth was the real deal.  He would rather talk about fishing than movie making.

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2 hours ago, Hibi said:

Why was [ROBERT MORSE in THE LOVED ONE] dubbed? Does anyone know?

According to the IMDb trivia section it is because he had a hard time maintaining his British accent while filming. I really want to say I’ve seen footage of him discussing why he had to do so much overdubbing in the movie.

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2 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Not that many films really..  I was in The Grey Fox seated in front of Richard Farnsworth watching The Great Train Robbery.  I had a fake handlebar moustache and was smoking a cigarette.  That was shot in Vancouver.  Farnsworth was the real deal.  He would rather talk about fishing than movie making.

So is this you?

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24 minutes ago, scsu1975 said:

So is this you?

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Hey, that's me!!!  Ha!:D

And guess who came up with the idea of Bill Miner getting the idea to rob a train from seeing a film?  Me!!!!

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Sep 18, Tuesday, 6:15 AM:  The Gay Falcon.  First of the Falcon movies(?).  Definitely first with George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Edward S. Brophy.  Not the best, but a good one.  Incidentally Gay is his first name, as in Gay Lawrence.  

At 10:00 AM, The Seventh Victim with Tom Conway who later takes over as the Falcon.  Conway and Sanders were brothers.

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Wednesday, September 19

“Give it to me straight Doc.  Is it the Big Casino?”

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8 p.m.  Ocean’s Eleven (1960).

 
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On 9/17/2018 at 12:08 PM, scsu1975 said:

So is this you?

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Say, Bogie, I once had a mustache and haircut very much like that. A sweet old lady told me I looked exactly like Sonny Bono! I guess it's been all downhill ever since.

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8 minutes ago, kingrat said:

Say, Bogie, I once had a mustache and haircut very much like that. A sweet old lady told me I looked exactly like Sonny Bono! I guess it's been all downhill ever since.

LOL!

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1 hour ago, kingrat said:

Say, Bogie, I once had a mustache and haircut very much like that. A sweet old lady told me I looked exactly like Sonny Bono! I guess it's been all downhill ever since.

You can't tell from this frame but my fake waxed moustache ends looked more like Roger C. Carmel than Sonny Bono.

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12 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Wednesday, September 19

“Give it to me straight Doc.  Is it the Big Casino?”

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8 p.m.  Ocean’s Eleven (1960).

 

One of my most favorite and memorable endings. 

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