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Model Shop (1969)

M  -  Drama  -  1 April 1969 (USA)
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George Matthews is a young man who is having a bittersweet affair with a French divorcée in Los Angeles. Waiting to be drafted, he is unable to commit himself to anything or anybody, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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George Matthews
Alexandra Hay ...
Gloria
Carol Cole ...
Barbara
Tom Holland ...
Gerry (as Tom Fielding)
Severn Darden ...
Portly Man
Neil Elliot ...
Fred
Jacqueline Mille ...
Model No. 1
Duke Hobbie ...
David
Anne Randall ...
Model No. 2
Craig Littler ...
Rob
Hilary Thompson ...
Girl Hippie
Jon Lawson ...
Tony
Jean Sorel ...
Secretary
Jeanne Sorel ...
Secretary
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George Matthews is a young man who is having a bittersweet affair with a French divorcée in Los Angeles. Waiting to be drafted, he is unable to commit himself to anything or anybody, including his girlfriend Gloria. While trying to raise money to prevent his car from being repossessed, George is attracted to Lola, a Frenchwoman who works in a "model shop" (an establishment which rents out beautiful pin-up models to photographers). George spends his last twelve dollars to photograph her, and discovers that she is as unhappy as he. Although Lola is unwilling to respond to George, their brief night of lovemaking gives both the will to deal with their respective problems. Written by alfiehitchie

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Jacques Demy's first film in America focuses on first things first! See more »

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1 April 1969 (USA)  »

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Harrison Ford was Jacques Demy's first choice for the main character instead of Gary Lockwood, but Columbia didn't want Ford, saying he wouldn't make any money. Demy's wife Agnès Varda shot a screen test of Ford, clips of which are included in her documentary The Beaches of Agnès (2008). See more »

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Lola aka Cecile: [Lola is modeling for George, whose photo session is just about over] You have only one left. If you want me to do anything...
George Matthews: I like what I've got.
Lola aka Cecile: You don't seem particularly interested in photography.
George Matthews: I'm not. I'm more interested in you. Besides, I don't think the guys who come here give a damn for the art of photography, do they?
Lola aka Cecile: I don't judge the customers. It's not my concern.
George Matthews: It's kind of degrading work, isn't it? Why do you do it?
Lola aka Cecile: To make my living... But I don't like this word, "...
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An underrated Demy film - worth seeing again.
11 November 2002 | by (Leeds, UK) – See all my reviews

Perhaps too many years have passed since last I saw this film. As I recall, it's a good example of Demy's craft as a film maker, with a good performance from Gary Lockwood. Moreover, it captures the atmosphere of the late 1960s and is the sort of picture that doesn't disappoint the viewer on subsequent screenings.


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