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Some Call It Loving (1973)

A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

Director:

James B. Harris

Writers:

James B. Harris (screenplay), John Collier (short story "Sleeping Beauty")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zalman King ... Robert Troy
Carol White ... Scarlett
Tisa Farrow ... Jennifer
Richard Pryor ... Jeff
Veronica Anderson ... Angelica
Logan Ramsey ... Carnival Doctor
Brandy Herred Brandy Herred ... Cheerleader
Pat Priest ... Carnival Nurse
Ed Rue Ed Rue ... Mortician
Joseph DeMeo Joseph DeMeo ... Bartender
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Storyline

A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

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Taglines:

The Only Act of Its Kind in the World. For Sale.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Zalman King suggested to James B. Harris that Richard Pryor would be perfect for their supporting role of Jeff. Pryor was cast shortly after. See more »

Quotes

Scarlett: [to Robert and Jennifer] Now we have our music. It would give me such pleasure to see the two of you dance. So if you would, you two dance, and I'll watch.
Robert Troy: I don't dance.
Scarlett: You don't dance? Oh, what a pity. Well then we'll dance, and you watch. You do watch, don't you?
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Connections

Featured in A Dream So Real: Mario Tosi in Conversation (2015) See more »

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Sleeping Beauty
Theme by Bob Harris
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3 June 2014 | by noonwardSee all my reviews

An obscure oddity, chastised and forgotten in its time. A different take on the Sleeping Beauty story which is complimented with interestingly composed shots, surreal characters, narrative peculiarities and great music. It's a warm piece of Americana that invokes weird nuns, freak carnivals and a rambling Richard Pryor. Basically all the stuff that makes America great. Despite the strange elements inherent in the movie, it still comes off as artfully dramatic. Love cannot be forced and no one is perfect for one another, the film explores how futile it is to make this happen when a man has the perfect opportunity to mold a sleeping beauty into his ultimate love. It is somewhat a shame that the film hasn't found an audience outside of Rosenbaum's essential 1000 and some Cinemageddon weirdos as it could easily slot itself into the fanbase cult of Harmony Korine and beyond. Watch it at 3am and let it mesmerize and sedate you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleeping Beauty See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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