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I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)

Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to... See full summary »

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Louise Quint
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Michael Cornwall
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Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it's not so easy to escape the past. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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He smashed up his desk, gave up a wife, three mistresses and went back to the simple life. Then his troubles really started!

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9 February 1968 (Denmark)  »

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At the time of filming, Orson Welles was widely quoted as saying that Peter Draper's screenplay was the best he had read since The Third Man (1949), which he appeared in some 18 years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Lute: What are you going to do, anyway?
Andrew Quint: I'm going to find an honest job.
Jonathan Lute: Silly boy. There aren't any.
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References The Pearl of Death (1944) See more »

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Oliver Reed, Orson Welles, and Dolly Birds...
11 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on Canadian TV on the midnight movie on CJOH and it has stuck in my head ever since. Back then, I enjoyed it for the psychedelic dream sequences, the dolly birds, and the good ol' "frank sexuality." Watching it again on DVD thirty years later, I find it still resonates, but for different reasons. Now, I relate more to Quint's rejection of his entire way of life and the way he wants to be free of it, but ultimately can't escape it.

The Super-8 commercial he makes at the end of the film is still dazzling -- one would think that Michael Winner would have gone on to greater things, but this film is the best thing he ever did. Same goes for Oliver Reed, although he made some good ones in the late '60s and early '70s. Several other Reed-Winner collaborations, THE SYSTEM (a/k/a THE GIRL GETTERS), THE JOKERS, and HANNIBAL BROOKS, are also worth checking out.

Excellent performances by Reed, Orson Welles, Carol White, and Harry Andrews, and a top script by Peter Draper (who also wrote THE SYSTEM).

Favorite bit of dialogue:

QUINT: I'm going to find an honest job.

LUTE: Silly boy. There aren't any.


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