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Jacques Demy (writer)
Carole Eastman (english dialogue)
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Release Date:
1 April 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Maybe Tomorrow. Maybe Never. Maybe. See more »
Plot:
George Matthews is a young man who is having a bittersweet affair with a French divorcée in Los Angeles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Anouk Aimée ... Lola aka Cecile

Gary Lockwood ... 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
Jon Hill
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jay Ferguson ... Jay (uncredited)
David Mink ... Bearded Hippie (uncredited)
Ken Prymus ... Short-Order Cook (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ... (uncredited)

Fred Willard ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jacques Demy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Demy  writer
Carole Eastman  english dialogue

Produced by
Jacques Demy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Spirit 
 
Cinematography by
Michel Hugo 
 
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson 
 
Production Design by
Kenneth A. Reid 
 
Set Decoration by
Antony Mondello 
 
Costume Design by
Gene Ashman 
Rita Riggs 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Carrie White .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John M. Poer .... dga trainee
Herb Willis .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Les Fresholtz .... sound
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
 
Music Department
Ralph James Hall .... music editor (as Ralph Hall)
Marty Paich .... conductor
 
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Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
95 min (TCM Print)
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Certification:
Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Sweden:Btl | USA:M

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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 »
Quotes:
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, "degrading." After all, I don't know what YOU do, to make your living.
Lola aka Cecile:Me? Nothing, right now.
Lola aka Cecile:[laughs somewhat mockingly] Then you don't run the risk of degrading yourself by working.
George Matthews:You're French.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not Out-Dated, 15 September 2009
Author: angelsunchained from United States

The Model Shop which was made in 1969, is not out-dated today. Gary Lockwood plays a 26 year old who spends an entire day driving about town looking for something meaningful, as the threat of being drafted looms in the background. Clearly a somewhat typical 1960s film in the category of Summertree or Hail Hero, Lockwood has everything, but has nothing. Symbolism abound, and a great take on the American Dream. The film is low-key, as is Lockwood's performance. Unable to feel, or numbed by life's surroundings. Only after receiving his draft notice does Lockwood's character finally admits for the first time that he's afraid of what the future holds. The "Head in the Sand" feelings of many Americans in the 1960s who felt the war in Viet-Nam had nothing to do with them, is exposed here, until it's too late to feel, too late to care, and too late to love. The Model Shop is a "model" of modern film-making.

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