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Lions Love (... and Lies) (1969)

Lions Love (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 30 July 2014 (France)
Three actors in Hollywood live and love together. A director comes from New York to make a movie about actors and Hollywood.

Director:

Agnès Varda (as Agnes Varda)

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Agnès Varda (as Agnes Varda)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Viva ... Viva
Gerome Ragni Gerome Ragni ... Jim (as Jerry Ragni)
James Rado James Rado ... Jerry
Shirley Clarke ... Herself
Carlos Clarens Carlos Clarens ... Himself
Eddie Constantine ... Eddie
Max Laemmle Max Laemmle ... Himself
Hal Landers Hal Landers ... Himself
Steve Kenis Steve Kenis ... Himself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Billie Dixon Billie Dixon ... THE BEARD Jean Harlow
Richard Bright ... THE BEARD Billy the Kid
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Three actors in Hollywood live and love together. A director comes from New York to make a movie about actors and Hollywood.

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lions Love (... and Lies) See more »

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Max L. Raab Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Agnes Varda originally wanted Jim Morrison to play one of the male leads. He declined, though he visited the production during filming and can be briefly seen as an audience member of the theater performance of "The Beard" in the opening scene. See more »

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Features The Beard (1966) See more »

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Counter culture in California
14 February 2013 | by nickrogers1969See all my reviews

I checked this movie out as it sounded interesting as it starred Warhol discovery Viva and the writers of the musical "Hair" and was filmed by Agnes Varda who made "Cleo from 5 to 7". I was looking forward to seeing this but was so disappointed because it is a terrible and amateurish film with unappealing characters.

Rado and Ragni should never have stepped in front of a camera. (Instead they should have been busy writing a new hit musical.) It is now clear to me why Viva never became a movie star and why this movie now is forgotten and unseen. Shirley Clark is the only interesting person in it and I wonder what this movie would have been without the Kennedy assassination.

It's ironic that the film studio people in the film talk about having the final cut of a film project and how the Clarke's agent wants her to retain creative control over her film. This film HAD been better with a lot of editing, cutting out all of Viva, Rado and Ragni (but the there wouldn't have been anything left!).

What could have been a cult documentary of the scene in 1969 California is just an incredibly dull because of Varda's choice of lead characters. Just because these people had been involved in some cool 60's projects did not mean that they were worthy of being subjects of a documentary. The only funny part is when they discuss pregnancy and how it would be good to speed up the process.


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