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The Picasso Summer (1969)

M | | Drama | 1969 (USA)
A San Francisco couple travels to France in search of Pablo Picasso.

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Alice Smith
Luis Miguel Dominguín ...
Luis Miguel Dominguín
Theodore Marcuse ...
The Host (as Theo Marcuse)
Jim Connell ...
The Artist
Sopwith Camel ...
Sopwith Camel
Peter Madden ...
Blind Man
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Drunk
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Postman
Kathryn Reynolds ...
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Man at Party
Georgina Cookson ...
British Woman at Dinner
Stephen Scott ...
German Tourist
Miki Iveria ...
Blind Man's Wife
Bee Duffell ...
German Tourist
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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 Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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El verano de Picasso  »

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While making " Fahrenheit 451", Ray Bradbury discussed making this with François Truffaut. They even met up with Picasso but Truffaut declined to direct. See more »

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Alice Smith: Darling, what's wrong?
George Smith: Oh, nothing, I was just thinking about that building I designed. A warehouse - a stupid warehouse.
Alice Smith: Come on, it'll be the best warehouse in San Francisco.
George Smith: Three months of our lives just so people will have a place to put everything they don't want... 200 people designed that project, 2,000 people built it, and by the time they get it up, it'll be obsolete... You know something? Your husband designed a big empty box. They wouldn't even let me put a toilet in it.
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Hey Ho The Wind and the Rain
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Lyrics by William Shakespeare from "Twelfth Night"
Sung by Albert Finney
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The best way to understand Picasso's paintings
3 September 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This is the one thing that explained Picasso's paintings to me, when I just happened to see it on television many years ago.The long animated sequences extending the paintings are quite wonderful;they not only interpret the paintings but also show you why Picasso painted certain things the way he did - face extortions for example. All art students should be shown this film! It's also great for children. Whether the story surrounding the animations is any good I can't remember, but that's almost irrelevant! I have been searching for a copy of this film on video or DVD ever since these media became possible.But it just doesn't seem to be available. I can't understand why the film it is not shown on TV whenever there is a Picasso festival or exhibition.Can anyone tell me how I can get a copy of it?


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