A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become ... See full summary »
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A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved. Written by
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The meaning and relevance of this film's 'Rough Cut' title is that it refers to a jewelery term relating to the cut of a diamond. The term also can mean an uncompleted version of a movie though that is not what the phrase is intended to mean here. 'E-how' define a rough cut gem stone as being "halfway between the mine and the showroom. Once the stone is extracted from the earth with varying degrees of difficulty, it is cut to show its potential. It can be sold at this stage on the open market but most often is moved along predetermined channels of business associates. The final cut is done to preserve size and enhance its sparkle or light reflecting qualities. The cut of a stone affects price but not as much as the innate quality of the stone . . . Fresh from the mine, it is often hard to see what all the fuss is about as gems tend to look more like any other rock then a sparkling jewel. After the mine, they are processed, meaning the rough points are removed to preserve as much size as possible at the same time showing their color and clarity potential. This is the first stage of market for the gem stone." The rough cut is a cut that precedes a final cut, the latter also being a film industry term relating to the finished version of a film. See more »
Oh Jack, let's dance, shall we dance? And let's have some more champagne.
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This a brilliant film, a sophisticated comedy thriller in the 'North By Northwest' and 'To Catch A Thief' mould. I have always thought that Burt Reynolds was at his best in comedies, and his performance in this delightful film proves my point. David Niven adds his usual strong support in the role of the craft Chief Inspector Cyril Willis, (What a great name), and Lesley-Anne Down adds the required sophistication and glamour in necessary quantities. The supporting cast is excellent, especially Patrick Magee as the Nazi pilot. The script is extremely literate and funny, and the locations are glamorous and sophisticated. A great movie that I hope will come out on DVD. I musn't forget Nelson Riddle's brilliant score, orchestrating the work of Duke Ellington into a remarkable and hummable score. Can anybody please tell me if a soundtrack exists for this brilliant film? Also, who originally sang the song, 'Boogie, Let's Boogie'? Any help really will be appreciated. Thanks, Gaz.
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