PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Michael Caine's scenes arriving at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Oscars were filmed before The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978). Herbert Ross, who shot the scenes outside, was nominated that year as Best Director for The Turning Point (1977), but lost. Caine and Smith were presenters on the night. In fact, if one stares at the television during their pre-bar scene, an image of Richard Burton (nominated that year) is on the screen.
For heaven's sake, Wendy - look for an airport. Will you look for the airport?
Diana Barrie: Oh don't make such a fuss. Just put it down on a mountain.
Harold: What do you mean 'just put it down'? I'm lucky I can keep it up. I told you I never flew before.
Diana Barrie: Don't shout at me...
In the bathroom, post-Oscars, Diana Barry fails to secure her nightdress at the neck. When the shot changes, it's now fastened.
In the opening credits, famous 70s artworks of British artist David Hockney are featured. The painting before Elaine May's name is entitled "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two figures), 1972" and features a swimming pool with the Hollywood hills in the backdrop. The "two figures", both male, one swimming and the other standing over watching have been mysteriously edited out of the picture for some unknown reason.