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Model Shop (1969)

M/PG | | Drama, Romance | 1 April 1969 (USA)
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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

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Jacques Demy (english dialogue), Jacques Demy | 1 more credit »
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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's first film in America focuses on first things first! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

M/PG | 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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures 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

When Georges is in the newspaper office talking on the telephone, he closely examines a photograph of Jean-Paul Belmondo. This is an allusion to a scene in the film Breathless (1960), when Belmondo examines a photo of Humphrey Bogart. 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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Connections

References Bay of Angels (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Mellow Fellow
(uncredited)
Written by Ed Cassidy, Jay Ferguson, John Locke, Mark Andes and Randy California
Performed by Spirit
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Not Out-Dated
15 September 2009 | by angelsunchainedSee all my reviews

The Model Shop which was made in 1969, is not out-dated today. Gary Lockwood plays a 26 year old who spends an entire day driving about town looking for something meaningful, as the threat of being drafted looms in the background. Clearly a somewhat typical 1960s film in the category of Summertree or Hail Hero, Lockwood has everything, but has nothing. Symbolism abound, and a great take on the American Dream. The film is low-key, as is Lockwood's performance. Unable to feel, or numbed by life's surroundings. Only after receiving his draft notice does Lockwood's character finally admits for the first time that he's afraid of what the future holds. The "Head in the Sand" feelings of many Americans in the 1960s who felt the war in Viet-Nam had nothing to do with them, is exposed here, until it's too late to feel, too late to care, and too late to love. The Model Shop is a "model" of modern film-making.


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