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, ...
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A film musical in which every line is sung. The frame is about workers during a strike. They also prepare and perform a demonstration. Two personal relations develop against this background... See full summary »
A pseudo-documentary on the life of Yves Montand, who plays himself, in this tribute to his long career. During a musical tour, Montand returns to Marseille and revisits the many highlights... See full summary »
In 1349, while the Black Plague threatens Germany, the town of Hamelin hires a wandering pied-piper to lure rats away with his magic pipe but then refuses to pay for his services, causing him to lure the town's children away.
While working at his editing table cartoon maker Paul Grimault is visited by a little clown, the star of his movie "Le Roi et l'Oiseau". Paul, who is delighted, shows his guest several ... See full summary »
Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. In "Anger," a domestic argument over a fly in the Sunday soup escalates into nuclear war. In "Sloth," a movie ... See full summary »
A male Parisian driving school owner who goes to see his doctor and complains of feeling run down is pronounced four months pregnant. When the diagnosis is confirmed by a specialist, the ... See full summary »
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
Gary Lockwood's car appears to be 1952 MG TD Midget. See more »
You were dreaming. Yes. You were talking in your sleep. You said: love.
Oh, yeah? I said love? What else did I say?
Nothing else. Who were you dreaming of?
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The French New Wave comes to Los Angeles...not a big night at the movies, but pleasant enough
Gary Lockwood cuts an amusingly masculine presence on the screen: dressed in T-shirts and blue jeans, chain-smoking and driving a revamped jalopy--his hair combed down over his forehead like a teenage car mechanic--he's like a walking centerfold out of Tiger Beat. Lockwood plays an unemployed denizen of Los Angeles who follows peculiarly glamorous Anouk Aimée one afternoon down the city street and into a model shop (where men can photograph girls--look but don't touch). She's a French immigrant who'll be returning home soon (something to do with her papers), and he's been drafted and about to have his car repossessed. Certainly a one-night-stand is all these two lovelies can afford, but the things they talk about, the connection they make, may last a whole lot longer. Director Jacques Demy seems to have fallen in love with late-'60s L.A., and much of the movie is spent just following Lockwood around from place to place. It isn't right to say the picture meanders (it hasn't got agenda enough to actually meander), though it does feel mighty thin. Films based upon character discussion are apt to tire some viewers' patience, but those in the mood for a low-keyed, would-be love story could certainly do worse. Lockwood is cut from the same cloth as Adam Roarke or Robert Forster: boyish but solemn, perhaps a loner, and of very few words. Still, he connects with the audience right away on an intrinsic level (you trust him) and his final scene on the telephone is a winner. **1/2 from ****
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