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Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)

R | | Drama | 16 December 1970 (USA)
Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Cast

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Lou Andreas Sand
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Aaron Reinhardt
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Pauline Galba
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Dr. Galba
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Mark
Ruth Jackson ...
Barbara Casey
John Heffernan ...
Dr. Sherman
Sydney Walker ...
Psychiatrist
Clark Burckhalter ...
Davy Bright
Shirley Rich ...
Peggy McCavage
Emerick Bronson ...
Falco
Joe George ...
1st Man in Bar
John Eames ...
1st Doctor
Harry Lee ...
Mr. Wong
Jane Hallaren ...
Joan
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Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward spiral into ruin. Written by Anonymous

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16 December 1970 (USA)  »

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Confesiones de una modelo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's story is inspired by the life of model Anne Saint Marie. Jerry Schatzberg taped a series of interviews with her and this became the basis of the film. See more »

Quotes

Lou Andreas Sand: I like your hair like that. All the men nowadays are growing their hair long. It's fabulous... *but*, you all look like Jesus! So how will we know him when he arrives?
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits show an image of Dunaway walking away in an entirely out-of-focus shot. The screen becomes smaller and smaller as the credits roll. See more »

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Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »

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i adore Faye
19 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

it saddens me to know that not many people will be able to witness the talent and beauty Faye brings to this tortured character!!! When was this released? 1970, when she was at her height, I am not from this time period, so I was wondering if anyone remembered what the critical reception of the film was? Why wasn't it a success? I was moved incredibly. and there must be some way to buy the movie without just watching it on you tube!!! Stunning Faye. i made so many screen shots!!!

This movie is for anyone that is interested in photography. The still shots themselves are amazing; the cinematography is incredible too. It is simple but raw etc. Faye is just so beautiful in this film and her story of madness is brilliant.


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