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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

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A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.

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Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their various emotional, intellectual and sexual entanglements, loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's 'Smiles of a Summer Night' . Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Six characters in search of love [Video]


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According to Mia Farrow's autobiography 'What Falls Away', "The film was shot almost entirely outdoors with the incomparable 'Gordon Willis' as cinematographer. Our days were spent waiting for moments of perfect light. Meanwhile I was in the camper (Woody and I shared one throughout thirteen films), wearing a robe, with my hair tightly wrapped around cone-shaped curlers, my torso compressed into a killer corset. Bleary-eyed from a pulverizing headache (the curlers, the corset, the heat, the humidity, the nerves), I just wished I could be my sister [Steffi, her stand-in] out there looking adorable in her jeans and baseball cap and straight hair, lounging in the tall grass, strolling under the trees, talking and laughing with Woody". See more »

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Jose Ferrer sings the song, "The Lord's Prayer", which was not written by Albert Hay Malotte until 1935, even though the film was set much earlier. See more »

Quotes

Andrew: Sex alleviates tension and love causes it.
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Soundtracks

Dichterliebe, Opus 48, No.7: Ich grolle nicht
(1840) (uncredited)
Written by Robert Schumann
Played on piano by Adrian and sung by José Ferrer
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Woody Conjures Sex Magick!
25 January 2001 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Bergman meets Shakespeare meets Kafka in this wonderful, perplexing and mystical film, not a hit when originally released but definitely one of Allen's most accomplished works, and a prototype for mature later films such as HUSBANDS AND WIVES. Everyone in this film is great at being full of themselves, tripping over their egos and neuroses and trying like hell to escape their lives by running away, into the woods or each others' arms. Allen gets a chance to air his beloved ad-nauseum philosophizing, which tends towards nihilism but has elements of naive mysticism as well. There is, indeed, a sense of deep magic in this film, of supernatural forces being an unseen dynamic partner in human affairs. For Allen, a lifelong atheist, this is virtually a religious confession! A very, very interesting film that holds up real well.


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