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Loving (1970)

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might... See full summary »

Director:

Irvin Kershner

Writers:

Don Devlin, J.M. Ryan (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Brooks Wilson
Eva Marie Saint ... Selma Wilson
Sterling Hayden ... Lepridon
Keenan Wynn ... Edward
Nancie Phillips Nancie Phillips ... Nelly
Janis Young Janis Young ... Grace
David Doyle ... Will
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Marve
Andrew Duncan ... Willy
Sherry Lansing ... Susan
Roland Winters ... Plommie
Edgar Stehli Edgar Stehli ... Mr. Kramm
Calvin Holt Calvin Holt ... Danny
Mina Kolb ... Diane
Diana Douglas ... Mrs. Shavelson
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Storyline

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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Trust was something she took for granted

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1970 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Brooks Wilson, Ltd. See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Working title was "Brooks Wilson, Ltd." See more »

Quotes

Brooks Wilson: Sel, how come all teenage girls are sex maniacs?
Selma Wilson: Ha-ha-ha, there's only ONE sex maniac around here.
Brooks Wilson: Oh, yeah? Then, how come a little kid like Marianne is just aching for me? A guy, twice her age.
Selma Wilson: Three times her age. She doesn't know you're alive.
Selma Wilson: You know what she called me in the car?
Selma Wilson: Grandpa.
Brooks Wilson: Mr. Wilson. Twice, she called me Mr. Wilson.
Selma Wilson: Oh, she's obsessed all right.
Brooks Wilson: Practically begging me to take her to the Gates of Ecstasy.
Selma Wilson: Oh, hmm, Mr. Wilson, take me to the Gates of Ecstasy, will you? ...
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Referenced in The Ice Storm (1997) See more »

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Loving
Music by Bernardo Segall
Lyrics by William B. Dorsey
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Critically acclaimed for a reason
13 July 2004 | by wrongjohnSee all my reviews

I caught this film on late night cable (maybe even the 'romance' movie channel) and it left a deep impression. There is a gap between this type of melodrama in European cinema at the time and the 'revolution' that was happening in American cinema, particularly the suspension of moral judgment outside of epiphany. The main character is having a typical middle age, middle class crisis and we are allowed to see it unfold unencumbered by a personal transformation, a complete crash. This type of screen writing is having a revival in shows like 6 feet under on HBO. I would recommend it to anyone interested in that dark, muddy 1970's American cinema that seems to put the middle class of the 1960's to rest but doesn't become another 'desert road trip' film.


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