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Inserts (1975)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 February 1976 (USA)
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A young, once-great Hollywood film director refuses to accept changing times during the early 1930s, and confines himself to his decaying mansion to make silent porn flicks.

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A once-great silent film director, unable to make the transition to the new talkies, lives as a near-hermit in his Hollywood home, making cheap, silent sex films, and suffering in the knowledge of his sexual impotence, and apathetic about the plans to demolish his home to make way for a motorway. His producer and his producer's girlfriend come by to see how he is doing (and to supply heroin to the actress as her payment). The girlfriend stays to watch them filming, and is deeply impressed by his methods. When the actress goes to the bathroom, and dies there of an overdose, the girlfriend takes her place in the film. Then the producer returns... Written by Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>

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Now they make pornos. But they're brilliant pornos. See more »

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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexuality | See all certifications »

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Richard Dreyfuss actively participated in the casting of the movie helping gather together talents for the film. Reportedly, Dreyfuss was also declared to have been a "partner in the production" (he publicly fought the film's censorship problems), though he does not receive any type of producing credit for this film. See more »

Goofs

Sitting at piano, Boy Wonder plays song Moonglow, written in 1934. The movie takes place at least three or four years earlier (characters repeatedly talk about a then-unknown actor named Clark Gable, already a big star by time song was written). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Big Mac: [Clark Gable is at the door] It's the new kid. The new kid at Pathé.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown in black-and-white, against a backdrop of a silk cloth. It is also grainier and scratched in spots compared to the rest of the film. It is very reminiscent of the credits of vintage 30's melodramas. See more »


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Moonglow
Written by Will Hudson, Edgar De Lange and Irving Mills
Played by Joe Venuti and his orchestra
recording courtesy of RCA records
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A classic film filled with futures stars.
18 August 1999 | by (Santa Barbara, CA) – See all my reviews

This film received an X rating, which really hurt it. Richard Dreyfus is wonderful as a man who can't make the transition from silent films to talkies, so is reduced to making 2nd rate porno films. It also contains wonderful performances by Veronica Cartright and Jessica Harper. It is done as a "tongue in cheek" comedy. Today it would not receive an X rating. I have been searching for a VHS copy of the film, but have been unable to find one. Any ideas as to where I could get a copy, please let me know


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