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Model Shop (1969)

M | | Drama | 1 April 1969 (USA)
George Matthews is a young man who is having a bittersweet affair with a French divorcée in Los Angeles. Waiting to be drafted, he is unable to commit himself to anything or anybody, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Demy

Writers:

Jacques Demy, Carole Eastman (english dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anouk Aimée ... Lola aka Cecile
Gary Lockwood ... George Matthews
Alexandra Hay Alexandra Hay ... Gloria
Carol Cole Carol Cole ... Barbara
Tom Holland ... Gerry (as Tom Fielding)
Severn Darden ... Camera Shop Owner
Neil Elliot Neil Elliot ... Fred
Jacqueline Mille ... Model No. 1
Duke Hobbie ... David
Anne Randall ... Model No. 2
Craig Littler ... Rob
Hilarie Thompson ... Girl Hippie (as Hilary Thompson)
Jon Lawson Jon Lawson ... Tony
Jeanne Sorel Jeanne Sorel ... Secretary
Jon Hill Jon Hill ... Newspaper Editor
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Storyline

George Matthews is a young man who is having a bittersweet affair with a French divorcée in Los Angeles. Waiting to be drafted, he is unable to commit himself to anything or anybody, including his girlfriend Gloria. While trying to raise money to prevent his car from being repossessed, George is attracted to Lola, a Frenchwoman who works in a "model shop" (an establishment which rents out beautiful pin-up models to photographers). George spends his last twelve dollars to photograph her, and discovers that she is as unhappy as he. Although Lola is unwilling to respond to George, their brief night of lovemaking gives both the will to deal with their respective problems. Written by alfiehitchie

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Jacques Demy, the maker of "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" turns his creative camera on the plastic world of L.A. Starring the woman from "A Man and a Woman" and the man from "2001" See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Fotomodell See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM Print) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Lockwood's car appears to be 1952 MG TD Midget. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gloria: You were dreaming. Yes. You were talking in your sleep. You said: love.
George Matthews: Oh, yeah? I said love? What else did I say?
Gloria: Nothing else. Who were you dreaming of?
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Soundtracks

The Moving Van
Written by Ed Cassidy, Jay Ferguson, John Locke, Mark Andes and Randy California
Performed by Spirit
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American young man likes a French prostitute in LA; however, at same time he receives his draft notice for the Vietnam War and he doesn't have money.

Just viewed the Model Shop, 1969 last night but not all of it because I suddenly switched it on TV, Ted Turner Classics on cable. I liked it a lot. I have not seen a lot of the other films Demy made, but I've seen the other new wave films made by other filmmakers. I really like that period of film-making. Luv it.

Someone's comment said, he or she didn't the romance between Lockwood and Aimee, that it was chilled, but I liked it because of that. I liked it's slowness, the late sixties time, the long takes as Gary Lockwood drove his car around LA, the whole look.

I lived in LA, not in early 70's but during the late 70's-94. I miss LA a lot. Sometimes I hated it living there for several reasons, but sometimes I really liked it. Seems like I grew up there in my adult life.

I knew most all of those streets or was familiar with a lot of the the streets I saw in the film where the character Gary Lockwood drove around.


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