George Smith, an architect in San Francisco, is feeling "a bit flat" after completing his latest, less-than-fulfilling project: designing a warehouse for a commercial complex. George's wife, Alice, tries to cheer him up by taking him to a party of artists, but it turns out to be a gaudy, pretentious affair that leaves both of them dispirited. After a restless night, George wakes up to find himself gazing with newfound fascination at the Picasso reproductions that adorn the walls of their apartment. Overcome with admiration for a truly brilliant artist, George impulsively proposes that he and Alice fly off to the south of France to track down Picasso and thank him in person. Alice agrees, thinking the trip will prove a delightful lark. But George's desire to find Picasso turns into an obsession that starts to take a toll on their seemingly ideal marriage. Written by
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Did You Know?
Producer Wes Herschensohn in his book "Ressurection in Cannes: The Making of The Picasso Summer" states that the final shot was filmed in Catalina, because it resembled the shores of Southern France. Mr. Herschensohn did the sand drawings and a local man named Duke Fishman played Picasso -- he bore a striking resemblance to Picasso. He was somewhat of an artist himself and briefly able to continue Herschensohn's sand drawings for the camera. See more
You know, I don't always understand his paintings.
I know. But can you understand when a bird sings?
Hey Ho The Wind and the Rain
Lyrics by William Shakespeare
from "Twelfth Night"
Sung by Albert Finney See more