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We'll Take Manhattan (2012)

A look at the love affair between 1960s supermodel Jean Shrimpton and photographer David Bailey.

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John McKay

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John McKay
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sascha Bailey Sascha Bailey ... Studio Assistant
Frances Barber ... Diana Vreeland
Aneurin Barnard ... David Bailey
Fiona Button ... Lavinia
Anna Chancellor ... Lucie Clayton
Allan Corduner ... Alex Liberman
Clemmie Dugdale Clemmie Dugdale ... Chrissie Shrimpton
Karen Gillan ... Jean Shrimpton
Robert Glenister ... Ted Shrimpton
Louise Gold Louise Gold ... Ailsa Garland
Alex Jennings ... John Parsons
Dominic Le Moignan ... Vogue Art Junior
Natasha Little ... Peggy Shrimpton
Joseph May ... Larry Schwartz
Helen McCrory ... Lady Clare Rendlesham
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In 1962 budding young photographer David Bailey gets a fifteen guinea contract working for 'Vogue' magazine. For his first shoot,an Acrylan advert,he picks inexperienced teenage model Jean Shrimpton,who has left home to escape a bullying father and moves in with Bailey,despite his having a wife. When the magazine launches its Young Ideas feature,to capture a youth readership, Bailey and Jean are sent on a photo shoot to New York with the magazine's fashion editor Lady Clare Rendlesham. Lady Clare is incensed when Bailey defies her orders and shoots impressively unorthodox photos of his nervous muse,demanding his removal from the magazine. Vogue editor Ailsa Garland,however,recognises the innovative nature of Bailey's work and over-rules Lady Clare,giving rise to one of the most famous partnerships of the Swinging Sixties. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me vallutame Manhattani See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

1960s supermodel, Jean Shrimpton, on whose modeling life this telefeature is based, refrained from all creative input with the production. After she'd seen the film, she called to congratulate Karen Gillan on the accuracy of her portrayal. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening caption: "In 1962, no one had heard of the Beatles. No one expected to be famous, who was not born rich or titled. And there was no such thing as youth culture. But then David Bailey and Jean Shrimpton went to New York". See more »

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starts slow then slowly picks up pace
3 December 2012 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

never heard of these people! so i decided to watch and find out.

first i could not understand some of the dialog due to that inner city British accent - sorry. then the editing jumped around so. the story line is disjointed early on so you cannot get to know these characters. it was as if the director was in a fuss to get to the NYC scenes.

the NYC part of the film is much more interesting and in that the characters shine. unfortunately they must have hired a 10 year old to do the 'tourist' snap shots of the city as those photos were just awful an added nothing to the story. we know they are in 'the big city'.

the two strong willed leads and the insecure model slowly become a bit unbelievable and then the shows over!

will not watch again.


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