Name this movie.
November 9, 2007 11:17 PM   Subscribe

What the heck was that movie I saw on TV a long time ago?

There was this guy, around age 20-25, an aspiring filmmaker. It was the swingin' 60's. (Maybe early 70's?) There was a scene where he goes to a nightclub an there's a band playing and there's a psychedelic oil projection on all the walls. There's a scene where he films a chubby naked girl crawling around his apartment. What was it? IMDB is no help.

It's driving me crazy!
posted by Reggie Digest to Media & Arts (24 answers total)
 
The first thing I thought of was Midnight Cowboy. It's been a while since I've seen it but there was a weird psychedelic party and I seem to remember someone filming.
posted by lhall at 11:23 PM on November 9, 2007


Nope. I don't think there were any big stars in it.
posted by Reggie Digest at 11:25 PM on November 9, 2007


(Although, yeah, the psychedelic party scene was similar, but much more low-key, i.e. just a backdrop.)
posted by Reggie Digest at 11:27 PM on November 9, 2007


Screencap gallery for Midnight Cowboy...definitely filming, but no naked girls that I can tell (although there's one in the scene immediately following this one).
posted by lhall at 11:29 PM on November 9, 2007


Oops, posted that without previewing...I'll keep looking!
posted by lhall at 11:29 PM on November 9, 2007


Do you know:
Was it a made-for-TV movie or a theatrical movie being shown on TV?
Was it made in the late 60s/early 70s, or did it just depict that time?
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:33 PM on November 9, 2007


You're definitely on the right track, though. Same sort of audience, same period. It might have been set in London, or San Francisco, or some other place like that, but probably New York. (Wasn't Blow Up, either.)
posted by Reggie Digest at 11:34 PM on November 9, 2007


Pretty sure it was made in the 60's/70's. Pretty sure it was theatrical (nudity!!!).

I saw it on either Showcase or Bravo in Canada five to ten years ago, if that helps.
posted by Reggie Digest at 11:37 PM on November 9, 2007


One of these?
posted by lhall at 11:45 PM on November 9, 2007


Two first thoughts:
Greetings (this one is a possibility because it's an early Brian DePalma and Robert DeNiro film, so more likely to have been shown)

King, Murray
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:46 PM on November 9, 2007


Keep trying. (See why I'm going nuts over this?)
posted by Reggie Digest at 11:56 PM on November 9, 2007


Try IMDB power search. Put in United States or USA for country of origin, 1963-1976 for year, exclude TV movies and TV series, and then try any keywords or words in the plot description you can think of. I was trying "filmmaker", which yielded the ones I named above. Try synonyms, because it's all user-contributed so you never know how people will describe something.
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:04 AM on November 10, 2007


Allow me to reiterate: IMDB is no help.
posted by Reggie Digest at 12:14 AM on November 10, 2007


Also, the NY-SF-London thing is pretty tenuous. It could have been Czech, for all I know.
posted by Reggie Digest at 12:19 AM on November 10, 2007


It's a long-shot, but is does sound vaguely like Blow Up
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:37 AM on November 10, 2007


I was recently reminded of the movie After Hours which has vaguely similar overtones.
posted by theora55 at 6:46 AM on November 10, 2007


NO ONE was chubby in Blowup!
posted by JimN2TAW at 6:47 AM on November 10, 2007


About when did you see this movie? "A long time ago" isn't specific enough for me ;)
posted by iconomy at 7:19 AM on November 10, 2007


The time frame isn't exactly right, but could it be Du Beat E-O?
posted by iconomy at 7:33 AM on November 10, 2007


Well, I just saw that Shampoo was on TV, so I watched - no naked people at the psychedelic party.
posted by lhall at 1:16 AM on November 11, 2007


I'm with fearfulsymmetry - it has to Blow Up, though that wasn't made for TV.

It's THE archetypal swingin' 60s London movie. David Hemmings is the photographer. Goes to a nightclub where the Yardbirds are playing. Later gets his camera and rolls around his studio with a couple of naked photographer groupies. "Chubby" was "in" back then.
posted by TiredStarling at 12:29 PM on November 12, 2007


It is absolutely, unequivocally NOT Blow Up. I've seen that a million times. This isn't is.
posted by Reggie Digest at 12:58 PM on November 12, 2007


Ugh. "...isn't it."
posted by Reggie Digest at 1:00 PM on November 12, 2007


I'm not sure if this is going to help, but all of your suggestions are pointing me to auto focus:

-aspiring filmmaker : the hogan's hero guy really gets into video recorders, makes videos for his family and starts filming amateur porn
-'swinging 60's' : takes place from the start of hogan's heroes up to when he dies (in the 70's sometime)
-club/psychodelic : he goes to nightclubs/strip clubs and plays drums after hours
-chubby naked girl crawling around : he films a chub blindfolded in the apartment and she trip over a couch and crawls around on the floor for awhile.

How long ago is 'a long time ago'?
posted by kookywon at 12:43 PM on November 20, 2007


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