Kathleen drops her dress, showing her rear, and kisses Monroe. They kiss passionately for a minute, and she takes his shirt and jacket off. Afterwards, there is a slow pan up her naked body as she lays down. It is also apparent that Monroe is completely naked, but there is no actual nudity from him. Kathleen’s buttocks are shown for a longer period as she gets up and gets dressed, as are her breasts.
A naked girl is found hiding in a closet. As she falls out, her breasts are briefly seen, as is her rear as she is lying on the floor.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


The last tycoon is Scott Fitzgerald’s last novel. It is about the Hollywood dream. It was inspired by the career of Irving Thalberg (production manager in MGM’s heyday). Talberg was always weak and ill. He died of natural causes in 1936 at the age of 37. But Fitzgerald was very tired of Hollywood. He wrote his hero as a creative genius, which was devastated by the rich people who invested in films in the East. Fitzgerald’s friend and critic Edmund Wilson collected six chapters completed before Fitzgerald’s death in 1940, combined with his notes, and tried to make up enough stories to publish the book. But the narrative is incoherent and inconclusive.

De Niro has never met anyone like the producer of the last tycoon. Sam Spiegel is one of the last old-fashioned independent producers. He looks like a bad tempered boxer and likes quiet blondes and big cigars. He has invested in films for 40 years and has mastered the art of balancing both sides. In the early 1930s, he was arrested in a British prison. Later, he went to the United States and changed his name to S.P. Eagel. His films include on the waterfront, Later, he won awards for the production of the bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia, but this did not change his style of Street Fighter: “if you wake up in a motel in the morning and find a prostitute around you stabbed to death,” Billy Wilde said, “who should you call? Sam Spiegel, of course.”

Spiegel boasted – or perhaps complained – that he had invested $5.5 million in the last tycoon. He lobbied Mike Nichols, the big director who had just directed the graduate and the Carl knowledge, to direct the film, and Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson, the stars of the two films, were ready to play Starr. These two are enough to make Paramount’s heart move and willingly invest money.

Spiegel invited the British playwright Harold Pinter to rewrite the script. Needless to say, his own screenplays, including the rewritten “the servant”, “accident” and “the go – between”, are also masterpieces. This is a strong alliance. Pinter and Spiegel have cooperated in the past with Nicholas Mosley’s novel “accident”, which Pinter is responsible for adapting. But, according to Pinter’s biographer Michael Billington, Pinter and Mosley persuaded Spiegel to transfer his rights to “accident” to Joseph Rossi, who was more up-to-date, for fear that the producer wanted to put a distinctive mark on the produced film.

Pinclose was so slow that Dustin Hoffman couldn’t wait to accept Alan pakula’s invitation to play Carl Bernstein in the film all the president’s men. Nichols has been waiting for Nicholson to play the comedy the fortune adapted by Elaine may with Warren Beatty.

Pinter hasn’t finished the last tycoon yet. In the middle of writing, he suddenly thought of the idea of no man’s land, and divided most of his mind to think about the work. Later, the play became one of his most successful works.

While everyone was waiting, Mike Nichols suggested to De Niro to shoot another film, Clark Gable sleep here, which was written by Neil Simon, the most popular drama writer on Broadway.

In order to replace Nichols, who directed the last tycoon, Sam Spiegel tried to persuade Elia Kazan, a 66 year old director who had retired at that time, to come out. Kazan directed the film “the wharf wind and cloud” for him 20 years ago, but he gave up the film and turned to science fiction in the early 1960s, and his three most films were adapted from his own novels.

When Kazan returned to Hollywood, he was not greeted with flowers and applause. He was very unpopular in the whole film industry, not only because of his arrogance, but also because he betrayed his communist companions in a political chase in the 1950s.

Spiegel still wants Jack Nicholson to play Starr, or, if he can’t, Al Pacino. But since Nichols was not the director, Nicholson was not interested in the film. Pacino never replied to Spiegel’s invitation and later admitted that he didn’t want to see the script at all.

Kazan proposed that De Niro play the role, which was largely an instinctive choice. “I know nothing about De Niro,” he said. “It’s just an intuition.”. Spiegel refused with considerable disdain that De Niro was “too ordinary”. But there were no other candidates at that time, and paramount urged him to start the machine early, so he had to acquiesce.

By the time of startup on November 3, De Niro had read anything about Kazan or what Kazan wrote. He ignored his friends’ accusations that he cooperated with such a notorious traitor. After all, it was the director who made the Stanislavsky system practical on Broadway for the first time. The main theme of the first day of shooting is that they appreciate each other. De Niro liked a special article about the director written by Kazan very much, so he copied it a lot and showed it to his friends.

Kazan also praised De Niro. In an interview with NEWSWEEK, he compared De Niro with Brando and James Dean. “Dean loses his temper when his parents can’t understand him. Brando is a little arrogant and a free elf. Dean is always sad, unhappy and seems to cry at any time. De Niro is like a complex of many things. You can see the shadow of many people from him. He becomes other people through emotional release and satisfaction. He is more and more proficient in this way after film 。 He found the answer to life at different times, such as at work. ”

After the shooting began, Kazan was full of praise for De Niro: “he is the only actor I know who will call me after filming on Friday and say, ‘let’s shoot tomorrow and Sunday’. De Niro is the most dedicated actor I have ever met and one of the best actors in this industry.”

Kazan was surprised when Harold Pinter’s script was finally delivered. He turned Fitzgerald’s writing into a romance rather than a story about the film industry. Starr still loved his late wife – Movie Star Mina Davis, and Starr almost regarded her as a saint – regarded her dressing room as a sanctuary, and asked all women in the stories written for him by writers and directors to be “perfect”.

Even if he later fell in love with the mysterious Catherine, a woman who looks like Mina, the memory of Mina always lingers in his mind. Catherine later married another man, who was also older than her but obviously more attractive than Starr. After having a relationship with Starr in his unfinished seaside apartment, she left him. With the disillusionment of his second love dream, Starr began to indulge himself and his life and career were in a mess. He openly resisted with the New York office and had a big quarrel with the representatives of the writers’ Union who came to negotiate after drinking.

At the time of writing this book, Fitzgerald was with his lover, young and lovely Shirley Graham, who accompanied him through the last part of his life. No one knew how he would write the ending of the last tycoon, and Pinter did not try to guess again, but looked for answers from Fitzgerald’s other books. Starr, like Gatsby, went to ruin because of “being obsessed with the same dream for too long”. His ending proves the truth of Fitzgerald’s assertion that there is no second act in American life.

Kazanjue is that the script is too general and has little to do with Starr. The story of “the last tycoon” has become the story of “the last tycoon’s girlfriend” – and it is disappointing that we know nothing about her. Once Catherine was pulled out, the script suddenly became shorter. Kazan complained that he didn’t even have the final scene, so he had to make it up himself – Starr walked across the company to the distance.

”Kazan wanted to make a film with a very straightforward description of personality, “recalls crew member Donald plesens,” and Harold would never agree to it. He didn’t want to make people roll on the floor naked. ”

Spiegel promised Pinter that Kazan would shoot completely according to his script and would not change a word. Kazan wrote to Pinter asking him to rewrite the script. “Pinter didn’t reply or comment,” Kazan said. “Of course, no measures have been taken to solve this problem.”. Later, he thought Spiegel had cut off the letter, and Pinter didn’t see it at all. DeNiro Li dingkazan said, “frankly, I think the script must be modified, otherwise the script is too old-fashioned and boring.”

Spiegel is six years older than Kazan and will retire after making the film, He was determined to make “the last tycoon” another masterpiece in Fitzgerald’s style. He instructed to make the film spectacular and luxurious, which came from Irving talberg Help form a tradition. The shooting ground is so hard that even tanks can’t roll out marks. Beautiful actors wear costumes and make-up and say lines only from Hollywood films.

The last tycoon has both stars and newcomers. In the film, young Theresa Russell plays Cecilia brandy and always quarrels with Robert Mitcham, who plays her father. Peter Strauss has two plays. He plays Willie, a young playwright and sisilia’s boyfriend in the film. He plays a lot.

In one scene, Tony Curtis stands naked opposite Jeanne morrow, who plays a sensitive European actor, like a Latin lover troubled by impotence. Donald Parsons plays the English novelist Boxley who tries to write scripts for the film, while Dana Andrews and ray Milan play the downhill director red reddingwood and office lawyer Fleischer.

Jack Nicholson agreed to play a small role – Brema, the organizer of a writers’ Union. His opponent with De Niro is the best part of the film. Spiegel gave the role of Catherine Moore to Ingrid Boulting, a round faced and mellow voice. She called Spiegel when she heard about the film at a London party. “I want to play,” she explained later listlessly, “and I know I can play Catherine.” In the name of “Ingrid Brett”, she has starred in a series of British horror films. But this film is the first and last one she starred in, because she and the director and producer of the film withdrew from the film industry after making the film.

Kazan doesn’t like polding at all. Reserved expression, drooping eyes and empty gaze – this has become her performance style. Her depressed performance made some people think she was Spiegel’s lover. But this is a misunderstanding. In fact, Spiegel arranged his 18-year-old girlfriend to play a small role in the film. “Help me,” Kazan whispered to Spiegel after filming her play, “persuade her to give up acting”, which made him extremely unpopular with the producers.

Playing a strict, repressive and meticulous Jewish film director who never takes off his coat, let alone his tie, has a lot of room for De Niro to play: although his $200000 film salary and profit sharing are very attractive, what attracts him most is the role itself. But he knew that he could not enter the inner world of the role, even if the author stayed outside the role. Not sure how to position this role, De Niro had to neutralize it. Wearing a three piece suit, he walked up and down the corridor of paramount company and kept saying to himself, “everything here is mine.” He sat at the rehearsal scene and listened to the director, editor and producer arguing about the picture and sound effect of the film.

De Niro lost 18 kilograms, which makes it more suitable to wear Starr’s gray double breasted suit. At the same time, he had a new hairstyle with curly hair, which also made his nose more prominent, but Spiegel was still not satisfied. De Niro asked the crew to pay him the cost of moving back to Hollywood again, which is also the clause in each film contract. It is this requirement that Spiegel believes that De Niro is not far from the bottom of society: he is simply a “little gangster”. “

He’s still a little gangster, “Spiegel told Kazan.” especially when he smiles. He doesn’t have any temperament at all. ” He called De Niro “reckless, arrogant and will soon be finished” and threatened to replace him. “Sometimes it’s like this,” Kazan said. “I have to remind myself that this is the man who has filmed Lawrence of Arabia. What a great courage! – he has filmed Guihe bridge, and if it weren’t for him, the wharf situation might not appear at all.” Until the shooting was completed in January 1976, Spiegel and Kazan had been arguing.

De Niro said Spiegel was “tasteful and interesting”, but he “played tricks with me on film pay”. De Niro described their final showdown in this way, which is very concise and clear. Pinter recorded it as follows:

“One night while we were making a movie trailer, Sam Spiegel came up and said, ‘Bobby…'”

“I said, ‘Sam, you didn’t keep your promise.'”

“Well…” he said

“Then I went straight away.

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