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While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

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Sandy Bates, a successful filmmaker, attends a festival conducted to honor his work. During the course of the weekend he reconsiders his cinematic accomplishments as well as his past relationships. Written by Scott R. Vaughn <scott@vaughn.hon.msu.edu>

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26 September 1980 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Tony Roberts' character makes reference to his dating a Playboy Playmate. In his final shot in the movie, Roberts is shown talking to Candy Loving, who was indeed Playboy's 25th-Anniversary Playmate. See more »

Quotes

Fan: Are you Sandy Bates?
Sandy Bates: Uhhh... no.
Fan: Yes, you are.
Sandy Bates: No n-n-n-no, I'm not.
Fan: My mother buys meat in the same butcher shop your mother does.
Sandy Bates: Oh, great.
Fan: Can I have your autograph?
Sandy Bates: Oh, jeez.
Fan: Could you just write: "To Phyllis Weinstein, you unfaithful, lying bitch."
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Soundtracks

Tropical Mood Meringue
(1939)
Music by Sidney Bechet
Performed by Sidney Bechet
Courtesy of Capitol Records & Pathe Marconi, EMI
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Ignore the Critics on this one. Its great.
11 February 2004 | by (Malltown) – See all my reviews

The problem with Woody has always been that everyone takes his movies more seriously than he does. Here, using the tactics of Felini, he makes fools of his detractors including the greatest detractor of all, Woody himself. For many reasons, I rank this among his best. He removes the restraint of plot, and just goes balls out nuts with his usual philosophical angst, and endless worship of beautiful dames. Oddly enough, without the fetters of convention, to me it was actually less pretentious or indulgent I think people like to call it, and a lot easier to understand and empathize with. One thing that I've always found absurd, and ironically what this film dwells on, is the complaints by fans and critics that he should go back to making comedies. Woody cannot not make a funny movie. If he's in it, and he's talking, I'm laughing. Especially back in this era, when his jokes were so fresh. So make no mistake, this film is loaded with comedy. Finally, I liked his choice of women in this. Charlotte Rampling is what I suppose the word breathtaking was originally meant to describe. If you arent touched by the final scenes with her, you got issues.


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