R | | Comedy, Drama
While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.
To prep his writers for the type of approach he wanted in this film, Otto Preminger screened Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) for Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne at a Paramount screening room (with son 'Erik Preminger' and wife Hope).
What is this? The Third World Film Festival? A great Libyan classic? This has to be some sort of joke.
Barney Halsted: Richard, let's not go through fifteen minutes of jokes about the Third World Film Festival.
Richard Messinger: Well, I'm just bewildered. Why are all these countries...
In the film's opening, three red-colored "legs-crossed icons" (the trademark that Saul Bass created for the film, as seen on the poster) converge on a blank screen to form one whole icon. The title appears and then below the title, it reads "AN OTTO PREMINGER FILM". Cast and crew are credited in the closing, but nowhere else. Preminger was the only one credited in the opening.
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