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« on: July 04, 2006, 12:10:14 PM »

I rented SO42 recently. I first saw this film in '72.
Boy, Jennifer O'Neill looked pretty good back then, especially
when one is going through that phase of adolescence as a young teenager, as I was Shocked Shocked. I think this was the most impressive of the "coming of age" genre. The Michael Legrand soundtrack is notable. The ending surely is memorable.
Robert Mulligan directed this film. Any opinions??  (Sorry, this probably is in the wrong board, my bad)

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 07:56:51 AM »

I liked it also for the same reasons you mentioned.  I was in high school at that time.  Guess we are showing our age.

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 10:01:59 AM »

On a similar theme but better is Zurlini's Violent Summer, now available on a beautiful DVD in R1 from NoShame.

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007, 01:41:18 PM »

This is one of my favorite films of all-time. I honestly think it's the most beautiful love story ever told. It also captures a boys adolescence and innocence perfectly. I revisit this film at least once or twice a year, preferbly during summer time. It's a must!

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2007, 01:44:06 PM »

The cinematography, especially the last scene as Hermie sits in the early morning mist
and finally runs towards his friends, is second to none. A very powerful, emotional scene.
Robert Mulligan is definitely an under-rated director. He was able to get the most out of
his many young, first-timer actors.

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2007, 01:50:10 PM »

The cinematography, especially the last scene as Hermie sits in the early morning mist
and finally runs towards his friends, is second to none. A very powerful, emotional scene.

I agree about the last scene with Hermie. It's such a poignant and powerful scene. That scene leaves a last impression in your mind. This film never leaves you.

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