"Everybody hated Bogdanovich's homage, a trivial story slotted round some Cole Porter songs... It may be a movie we'll come back to later and find we all like it."At Long Last Love
— W. Stephen Gilbert, Time Out
is a 1975 musical directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd and Madeline Kahn
. It featured Cole Porter
songs and was realized without lipsynch in an attempt to recreate the atmosphere of classic musicals like Top Hat
, a choice that made the production particularly difficult and long beyond expectations. It was an enormous box-office bomb and gained scathing reviews, yet some have re-evaluated it, at least as an example of So Bad, It's Good
This movie provides examples of:
- Homage: To the classic musicals starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
- Jukebox Musical
- Pretty in Mink: Brooke has a white mink wrap. Kitty has a white fox cape.
- Re Cut: The version most readily available for viewing has been extensively remade to better match the director's vision after the initial cut done by the studio proved so poorly received.
- The Thirties: Takes place during that time.
- Woman in White