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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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Miki Iveria ...
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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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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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Blind Man: Ah, Picasso.
Alice Smith: You know, I don't always understand his paintings.
Blind Man: I know. But can you understand when a bird sings?
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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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worth watching just for the animated sequence
27 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

I happened to see The Picasso Summer by chance the other day on television. I am so glad that I got to see it..........forget about the story, this film has the most brilliant, creative animated sequence of how one may interpret some of Picasso's art. The animated sequence is a fabulous work of art in its own right......well worth a look! And the final beach scene is a lovely twist. I do believe that it was the great artist himself...ever so fleeting a glimpse. I totally agree with the lady who said that every art student should watch the animated series, it gave me a better appreciation of the genius behind the artist. It has rekindled a piece of charcoal into a live ember for his work.


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