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Fade-In

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1973
  • Jud Taylor
  • 93 mins
  • 12

Summary

A movie editor heads for Mexico to work on a film shoot, and falls for a local ranch hand hired to work as a driver. Drama, starring Barbara Loden and Burt Reynolds

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

In 1967, Silvio Narizzano visited Moab in Utah to make a western called Blue with Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet and Ricardo Montalban. However, the stars also found themselves appearing as bit players in Fade-In, Jud Taylor's meta-movie about the relationship between film editor Barbara Loden and Burt Reynolds, a cowboy who falls for her while working as a location driver. Between the trysts and drunken brawls, Loden tries to teach Reynolds the art of editing, which is ironic as Taylor was so appalled when Paramount chief Robert Evans ordered a major re-cut that he disowned the picture. It was shelved and eventually shown on television in 1973 with the dreaded "Allen Smithee" director's credit. Although Reynolds confessed to having no chemistry with Loden, he justifiably admired Taylor's mix of narrative nonchalance, self-reflexive wit and visual flourish, and claimed the film was akin to a Hollywood variation on Claude Lelouch's modish Oscar winner A Man and a Woman (1966).

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Credits

Cast

rolename
RobBurt Reynolds
JeanBarbara Loden
PatPatricia Casey
GeorgeJoseph V Perry
Terence StampTerence Stamp
Joanna PettetJoanna Pettet
Ricardo MontalbanRicardo Montalban
Sally KirklandSally Kirkland

Crew

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DirectorJud Taylor

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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