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Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)

 -  Drama  -  16 December 1970 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Lou Andreas Sand
Barry Primus ...
Aaron Reinhardt
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Pauline Galba
Barry Morse ...
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 Halleran ...
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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Confesiones de una modelo  »

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Trivia

On the list of insolent photographers (with whom the main character would "never" work again) is the name Schatzberg. The name is seen clearly prior to Barbara Carrera's entrance into Dunaway's dressing room, just before she adds another name. Jerry Schatzberg is the director of the film and this is most likely an inside joke about the real model upon whom he based the character. See more »

Quotes

Lou Andreas Sand: Yes, many were in love with me - but I was not in love with that many.
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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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Great Dunaway Performance
11 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Faye Dunaway has always been my favorite actress and this movie provides a great showcase for her talents. She plays a very neurotic model who cannot even trust her own memories. The movie is done in a non-narrative style that was fairly common in the 1970s, with events shown out of order, and that device is used very effectively to portray the protagonist's instability. This is one of the overlooked movies from a period that produced many great and challenging films; I don't believe it's ever even been on video.


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