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Cul-De-Sac (1966) Poster

(1966)

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Has one of the longest continuous sequences in cinematic history (at the time of release) at 7 mins 28 secs (the beach scene).
Roman Polanski shot 16 takes of the scene in which Lionel Stander drinks a pint of milk.
Jack Nicholson claimed in an interview in 2007 that this is his favorite film.
Set on an island in the north-east of England called Holy Island.
Roman Polanski claimed that he had such a hard time making the film - what with the inhospitable location, bad weather, constant quarrels with his actors and difficulties in communicating with his crew because of his then-poor grasp of English - that he considered giving up film-making altogether. However, he was pleased with the end result, which he called "an addition to the poetic language of the cinema".
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John Sutro is credited as translator. He was a producer of such films such as Forty Ninth Parallell and The Way Ahead. Michael Powell's autobiography states that the had a lovely French wife.
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