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Emperor of the North Pole (1973).

Lee Marvin: rising above the reputation | Film | The Guardian

Remember Boorman’s famous memory of Lee, shitfaced in Hollywood at dawn, hailing a cab and saying, “Take me home; hills above Sunset Plaza … Uh, somewhere.” Failing to find it, Marvin found a kid selling maps to the stars’ homes. “OK, this is me, drive up here.” And arriving to hear the new owner of the house tell him, “Ah, Mr Marvin, you sold me this house four years ago.”

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"It was my first colour film and I didn’t really know how to handle it, so I decided to shoot each scene in one colour. I rigidly enforced this, but the head of the MGM art department wrote to the head of the studio saying that this film will never be released. He said there’s a scene in a green office, with green walls and seven men all wearing green shirts, green ties and green suits and would thus be unreleasable. I found it extraordinary, coming from someone who presumably has a background in art, as on film some of those greens would shift towards brown, some towards yellow. It was never commented on by anybody in the end, you just got this sense of a single colour at work in each scene, giving it a kind of coherence. I started with very cold colours to correspond to his emotional state, silvers and greys, before moving up the spectrum."

John Boorman on the brilliant Point Blank from this fantastic interview.

Via Cinephelia And Beyond

(via dan-hill)

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