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Old January 12 2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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Just noticed something in "The Great Race"

In the ballroom scene, where Jack Lemmon is playing the role of Crown Prince Frederick, he begins dancing with a fetching young woman. But in an cut or two later, he's visible behind Leslie, and he's dancing with a guy in uniform. Then dancing again with the original woman in subsequent cuts.

I had never noticed that.

Great movie--basically for Lemmon and Falk.


Anybody suddenly notice something in a movie they had seen many times?

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Old January 12 2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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Re: Just noticed something in "The Great Race"

I was watching the same movie tonight. I noticed during the beginning of the pie fight scene you could hear the sound of a still camera taking photos. Probably for publicity stills.
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Old January 12 2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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Re: Just noticed something in "The Great Race"

propita wrote: View Post
In the ballroom scene, where Jack Lemmon is playing the role of Crown Prince Frederick, he begins dancing with a fetching young woman. But in an cut or two later, he's visible behind Leslie, and he's dancing with a guy in uniform. Then dancing again with the original woman in subsequent cuts.

I had never noticed that.
I don't remember that, either (but you're apparently not the only one to have spotted it.) I'll have to look out for it next time.

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Great movie--basically for Lemmon and Falk.
Also for Natalie Wood, Larry Storch, the swordfight between Tony Curtis and Ross Martin ("So, until another day, Mr. Leslie, please excuse me - I have a boat waiting”), pie fight, etc., etc. It's one of my favorites.
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