link1704 link1705 link1706 link1707 link1708 link1709 link1710 link1711 link1712 link1713 link1714 link1715 link1716 link1717 link1718 link1719 link1720 link1721 link1722 link1723 link1724 link1725 link1726 link1727 link1728 link1729 link1730 link1731 link1732 link1733 link1734 link1735 link1736 link1737 link1738 link1739 link1740 link1741 link1742 link1743 link1744 link1745 link1746 link1747 link1748 link1749 link1750 link1751 link1752 link1753 link1754 link1755 link1756 link1757 link1758 link1759 link1760 link1761 link1762 link1763 link1764 link1765 link1766 link1767 link1768 link1769 link1770 link1771 link1772 link1773 link1774 link1775 link1776 link1777 link1778 link1779 link1780 link1781 link1782 link1783 link1784 link1785 link1786 link1787 link1788 link1789 link1790 link1791 link1792 link1793 link1794 link1795 link1796 link1797 link1798 link1799 link1800 link1801 link1802 link1803 link1804 link1805 link1806 link1807 link1808 link1809 link1810 link1811 link1812 link1813 link1814 link1815 link1816 link1817 link1818 link1819 link1820 link1821 link1822 link1823 link1824 link1825 link1826 link1827 link1828 link1829 link1830 link1831 link1832 link1833 link1834 link1835 link1836 link1837 link1838 link1839 link1840 link1841 link1842 link1843 link1844 link1845

Blake Edwards S.O.B.



In director Blake Edwards’s satire of the Hollywood film industry, squeaky-clean superstar Sally Miles (Julie Andrews) is the key to a fading director’s (Richard Mulligan) sudden plan to flip his flop into a smash: He wants Sally to appear topless in a reshot version of his film. This wickedly funny, ingeniously subversive comedy also stars Larry Hagman, William Holden, Robert Preston, Robert Vaughn, Loretta Swit and Rosanna Arquette.

This movie is famous for showing Julie Andrews topless. I had to admit it was weird for me to see. It is after all Mary Poppins.

This was actor William Holden’s last movie. It is ironic how his character talks about consuming way too much alcohol in his life. The actor died hitting his head after a serious binge drinking shortly after. I hope you are reading this Charlie Sheen.

This satire is based loosely on events in Blake Edward’s life and also Hollywood. John Barrymore’s (Drew Barrymore’s grandfather) corpse was actually borrowed. I am reminded of the phrase “life is stranger than fiction.” There is sex and drug use in this movie. This movie is definitely not for everyone.

I think the underlying message here is how little Hollywood cares for one another. You are only as good as your last film. If you are a success everyone wants to be your friend but the minute you fail no one wants any part of you. It is a sad comment. I think for this reason alone I am rating this one 2.8 stars. It could be my mood. People more familiar with the Hollywood scene have rated this higher.

Click here for the Netflix link in case you would like to add it to your queue.

All the best,

Alan
Alan Zibluk
The Internet Guy
Cell: (203) 500-3834
E-mail: al@alzibluk.com