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Model Shop (1969)

M | | Drama | 1 April 1969 (USA)
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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Barbara
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Gerry (as Tom Fielding)
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Camera Shop Owner
Neil Elliot ...
Fred
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Model No. 1
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Model No. 2
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Rob
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Girl Hippie (as Hilary Thompson)
Jon Lawson ...
Jeanne Sorel ...
Secretary
Jon Hill ...
Newspaper Editor
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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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Anouk Aimée played a character named Lola in both this and Jacques Demy's first film, Lola (1961). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gloria: You were dreaming. Yes. You were talking in your sleep. You said: love.
George Matthews: Oh, yeah? I said love? What else did I say?
Gloria: Nothing else. Who were you dreaming of?
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The Rehearsal Theme
Written by Ed Cassidy, Jay Ferguson, John Locke, Mark Andes and Randy California
Performed by Spirit
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every once in a while a movie like this comes on the TV
19 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

The time and the setting (late 60's LA) seem among the most authentic of any movie from that period, probably owing to the director who wasn't trying to exploit the culture like so many American directors of the time did. The film transcends nostalgia, and is very worth seeing for the style, authenticity, and music (provided by one of LA's greatest bands, Spirit). The main character played by Gary Lockwood (lots of TV credits over the years) is under great direction by Demy, who helps to make him into an American version of someone out of French New Wave. And into the wave comes Anouk Aimme, whom he meets in an LA "model shop", about as cool and detached a woman as ever graced the screen.


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