There was one radio station in New York that was playing country music and I thought that was find of funny to have country music in New York City. Delightful Audrey Hepburn Can't Elevate this Beyond Mediocrity, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 9, 2018. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Get the scoop on all DVD releases at Movies.com. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Follow Rich's blog at Confessions123.com. Trending at $18.90. It starts out like a thriller, where you have absolutely no idea what is going on. Cheap Blu-ray movies and deals. 3-Film Nicholas Sparks Trilogy - Safe Haven/ The Best of Me/ The Longest Ride (Blu-... 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Bill Teck, the director, was very keen on “They All Laughed” and got in touch with me to say that he wanted to make a documentary about the making of it. 12 November 2019 If you have heard of it, it is probably because of the tragedy during its production that would eventually kill its chances for release and plunge Bogdanovich into bankruptcy to boot. The soundtrack is good but too loud at times during dialogue. It does have a European quality to it. Please try again. It's not her fault, she looks delightful and her performance is flawless. That was the basic plot idea that I had and as you can see, we didn’t spend an enormous amount of time on the intricacies of the detective story—I didn’t do any research on detectives because I didn’t care if that was accurate or not. We even wrote a country song, “One Day Since Yesterday,” which is a country song. They All Laughed (25th Annivesary Edition), The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten, 1960-1980. Too many story lines and extraneous excursions muck up what could have been a much better romantic film. Currently, the detectives are on two cases. As mentioned earlier, there are a few Sinatra songs heard in it, including the one that gives the film its title, and tunes from the likes of Benny Goodman—the kind of music that one might expect to hear in this kind of film. I liked that aspect of it. It was the same thing with Dorothy—her backstory in the film was close to what was going on with her in real life. The movie is filmed in Manhattan. His narration is a surprise pleasure. See photos of celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Leonardo DiCaprio before they hit the big-time, and revisit their earliest onscreen roles. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. But this one was soooo boring, i couldn't finish it. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 115 min Cybill Shepard was involved with the film—she was one of the producers—and I called her in Memphis and told her that there was this new film from Germany called “The American Friend” that supposedly had a good cameraman and asked if she would see it and tell me what she thought. Their patter is much more restrained, and there is a genuine chemistry between them. Seen today, 35 years after its aborted debut and the controversy surrounding it, one can look at “They All Laughed” and finally recognize what an absolute charmer it really is. This is unfortunate because it is a great ensemble cast. The dialogue is sharp, funny and does an excellent job of evoking the colorful patter of old screwball comedies without overdoing it. Like everybody else I bought this because it features Audrey Hepburn. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Maybe they will do a Blu-ray. Please try again. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. It is sort of inspired by a couple of classic screen genres—the screwball comedy and the detective story—but is not particularly beholden to the conventions of either one, it mixes moments of frothy comedy in the storyline with moments of genuine melancholy, it doesn’t have an antagonist per se and there are even long stretches, especially right at the very beginning, in which there is no dialogue at all save for a couple of barely overheard words here and there. There are a lot of reasons. When talking about other people's films, Bogdanovich can come off as kind of a blowhard despite having a vast mental file full of information about cinema. Charles and the fast-talking Christy would have made a better romantic pair, but she instead chases after Jose (Hepburn's real-life son Sean Ferrer), a Latin playboy whose identity is never really explained. This is a Big Apple where country music blares, taxi drivers are gorgeous models, sass permeates, and Ben Gazzara embodies all that is cool. She had so much potential and could have been a major movie star. Instead they get romantically involved with them themselves. Having this feeling ruins the dramatic aspects of the story, and the story is an issue with this movie too because it's deliberately loose. However, any chance that it might have had of succeeding pretty much disappeared for good on August 14, 1980, when Stratten, the current Playboy Playmate of the Year and Bogdanovich’s lover, was brutally murdered by her estranged husband, who then killed himself. | Good for trivia fans, just a silly little senseless comedy to pass the time. He was very genuine on that subject and I guess that was how it started. Then there is the film that culminated this era of directing for him, the romantic comedy “They All Laughed,” a film that many have likely never even heard of, let alone seen. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women. Given how personal the movie is, the added audio track gives the auteur a superb opportunity to share his impressive understanding of film while also shedding some light on the inspiration his life and the lives of his actors gave him when writing the script. He tends to make it too much about himself and his bad impressions of other people get obnoxious; luckily for him, this time it is all about himself, and so both features are very good. Staring Blaine Novak, Patti Hansen, George Morfogen and Ben Gazzara. They All Laughed was shot on location, so there is a grainy quality to the picture, but outside of a few crackles in the opening credits, the production team has brought it up to snuff so that it keeps its cinema verite feel while still looking clean. Price Match Guarantee. Country music is clearly something that resonates with you—you utilized it before “They All Laughed” in “The Last Picture Show” and would do so afterwards in “The Thing Called Love”—but for a film set in Manhattan circa 1980, going that route is an odd choice.