Woman Times Seven and Fabrice Luchini

Woman Times Seven (Sette Volte Donna in Italian) is a 1967 Italian/French/American co-production anthology film of seven different episodes, all starring Shirley MacLaine, most of them based on aspects of adultery.

Contents 1 Episodes 1.1 Paulette/Funeral Procession 1.2 Maria Teresa/Amateur Night 1.3 Linda/Two Against One 1.4 Edith/Super Simone 1.5 Eve/At the Opera 1.6 Marie/Suicides 1.7 Jeanne/Snow 2 Production 3 References 4 External links

Episodes Paulette/Funeral Procession

Leading a walking funeral procession behind the hearse containing the remains of her late husband, a widow is propositioned by her family doctor (Peter Sellers). Vittorio De Sica has a cameo as one of the mourners. Maria Teresa/Amateur Night

Surprised by her husband (Rossano Brazzi) in bed with her best friend, a shocked wife vows to have sex with the first man she sees as revenge. She meets a flourish of strumpets who help her accomplish her goal. Linda/Two Against One

A Scotsman (Clinton Greyn) and an Italian (Vittorio Gassman) are invited to the room of a translator who reads T. S. Eliot in the nude. Linda has a photo of her lover (Marlon Brando) on a table. Edith/Super Simone

Ignored by her bestselling author husband (Lex Barker), who is only interested in his fictional female creation Simone, a neglected wife turns her visions of herself as Simone into reality. Her shocked husband invites a psychiatrist (Robert Morley) to dinner to examine her for mental illness, but the husband, guest, and housekeeper (Jessie Robins) insist that the guest is a lawyer. Eve/At the Opera

A fashion queen is horrified when her archrival Mme Lisari (Adrienne Corri) has been photographed in what her husband (Patrick Wymark) had promised was an exclusive creation for her alone. When asking her archrival not to wear it encourages her to do the opposite, the head of research and development in her husband's fashion house suggests planting a bomb in her archrival's car. Louis Alexandre Raimon has a cameo as himself. Marie/Suicides

Two lovers, feeling rejected by the world decide on committing suicide in their small room dressed for the wedding they will never have. Fred (Alan Arkin) however is afraid of pills, doesn't want to mess up his tuxedo by jumping out of the window, and doesn't trust Marie to use his father's pistol on him in case she only wounds him, or kills him and changes her mind. Jeanne/Snow

Two friends meet for lunch on a winter afternoon. They notice a handsome but seedy-looking man (Michael Caine) who appears to be following them. Claudie (Anita Ekberg) suggests the two leave the restaurant and go their separate ways to see which one of them he follows. As Paris is hit by a sudden blizzard, Jeanne realises that the man is following her. Production

Woman Times Seven was the first of what was projected to be three films made by Joseph E. Levine, producer Arthur Cohn and Vittorio De Sica working together. As Levine and De Sica had a critical and financial success with the films Marriage Italian-Style and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Levine asked De Sica for a similar film. De Sica's collaborator Cesare Zavattini had some sketches lying about; they turned these into the movie. The first choice for the lead role, Natalie Wood, turned the film down.

The concepts of adultery in the film have a European flavor. In the film, Vittorio Gassman reminds Clinton Greyn that divorce was, at the time of filming, impossible for an Italian.

It was filmed in Paris. The wardrobe was supplied by Pierre Cardin, the jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels, the furs by Henri Stern and the hairdressing by Louis Alexandre Raimon.

Lord Lucan, later to be suspected of murder, unsuccessfully screentested for a role in the film; after that failure he decided to turn down an audition from Cubby Broccoli for the part of James Bond.

Fabrice Luchini and Woman Times Seven

Fabrice Luchini (born 1 November 1951) is a French stage and film actor. He has appeared in films such as Potiche, The Women on the 6th Floor, and In the House.

Contents 1 Life and career 2 Filmography 3 Theatre 4 Literature 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Life and career

Fabrice Luchini was born in Paris, into an Italian immigrant family who were greengrocers. He grew up around the neighbourhood of Goutte d'Or in Paris's 18th arrondissement. When he was 13, his mother apprenticed him to a hairdresser in a trendy parlour in Avenue Matignon, where he would take the name of the hairdresser's son, Fabrice, in place of his real name, Robert. His first film role was in Tout peut arriver in 1969. He then appeared in Éric Rohmer's Le Genou de Claire in 1970 playing a small role as an adolescent. He went on to appear in Rohmer's Perceval le Gallois and Les Nuits de la pleine lune, and also in films directed by Nagisa Oshima, Pierre Zucca, Claude Lelouch, Cedric Klapisch and Édouard Molinaro. In 1990 he appeared in Christian Vincent's La Discrète. Filmography Gemma Bovery (2014) Alceste à bicyclette (2013) Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia (2012) In the House (2012) Les femmes du 6ème étage (2011) Potiche (2010) La fille de Monaco (2009) Paris (2008) Molière (2007) Jean-Philippe (2006) as Fabrice La cloche a sonné (2005) Confidences trop intimes (aka Intimate Strangers) (2004) Le coût de la vie (2003) Barnie et ses petites contrariétés (2001) Pas de scandale (1999) Rien sur Robert (1999) Le Bossu (1997) Un air si pur... (1997) Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi (1996) Beaumarchais, l'insolent (1996) L'année Juliette (1995) Le Colonel Chabert (1994) Toxic Affair (1993) L'arbre, le maire et la médiathèque (1993) Tout ça... pour ça ! (1993) Riens du tout (1992) Le retour de Casanova (1992) Uranus (1990) La discrète (1990) La Couleur du vent (1988) Alouette, je te plumerai (1988) 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (1987) Les oreilles entre les dents (1987) Max mon amour (1986) Conseil de famille (1986) Hôtel du paradis (1986) Triple sec (1986) P.R.O.F.S. (1985) Rouge-gorge (1985) Les nuits de la pleine lune (1984) Emmanuelle 4 (1984) Zig Zag Story (1983) Il ne faut jurer de rien (1983) Lettre de la Sierra Morena (1983) T'es folle ou quoi? (1982) Jimmy Jazz (1982) La femme de l'aviateur (1981) La forêt désenchantée (1981) Même les mômes ont du vague à l'âme (1980) Perceval le Gallois (1978) Violette Nozière (1978) Les écrans déchirés (1976) Vincent mit l'âne dans un pré (et s'en vint dans l'autre) (1975) Ne (1975) Contes immoraux (1974) Valparaiso, Valparaiso (1971) Le genou de Claire (1970) Tout peut arriver (1969) Television Six crimes sans assassin (TV movie by Bernard Stora) – Simon Lampias (1990) Les nuits révolutionnaires (TV mini-series by Charles Brabant) – Le huguenot sans culotte (1989) Au nom du peuple français (Maurice Dugowson) – Robespierre (1988) Les dossiers de l'écran (TV series) L'argent du mur (TV movie by Jean-François Delassus) – Bernd (1988) Tous en boîte (TV mini-series by Charles Nemès) – Minimax (1986) Série noire (TV series) "Adieu la vie" (Maurice Dugowson) – Kowal (1986) "La fée carabine" (Yves Boisset) – Pastor (1988) Le beau monde (TV movie by Michel Polac) – Jean-Pierre Davin (1981) Fantômas (TV mini-series) – Bonardin (1980) "L'étreinte du diable" (Juan-Luis Bunuel) "L'échafaud magique" (Claude Chabrol) La chaîne (TV movie by Claude Santelli) – Laurent (1979) Theatre En attendant Godot (1978) Troïlus et Cressida (1979) De toutes les couleurs (1982) Voyage au bout de la nuit (1986) Le Veilleur de nuit (1986) La Valse du hasard (1986) Le Secret (1987) Voyage au bout de la nuit (1987) Voyage au bout de la nuit (1988) Une folie électrique (1989) Deux femmes pour un fantôme and La Baby-sitter (1990) La Société de chasse (1991) Partenaires (1993) « Art » (1994) Fabrice Luchini dit des textes de Baudelaire, Hugo, La Fontaine, Nietzsche (1996) Un cœur simple (1996) L’Arrivée à New-York (2000) Écoute mon ami (et autres textes de Louis Jouvet) (2002) Knock ou le triomphe de la médecine (2002) Fabrice Luchini dit des textes de La Fontaine, Nietzsche, Céline, Baudelaire (2005) Molly (2005) Le Point sur Robert (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) Fabrice Luchini lit Philippe Muray (2010, 2011, 2012) La Fontaine (2011) Une heure de tranquillité (2013) Literature In 2010, Fabrice Luchini wrote the preface of two books: A la rencontre de Sacha Guitry, published by Editions Oxus, and Seul avec tous by Laurent Terzieff, published by Presses de la Renaissance. In 2011, he collaborated in a book by Philippe Muray, published by les Cahiers d'histoire de la philosophie (Editions du Cerf). Also in 2011, he released Fabrice Luchini lit fragments d'un discours amoureux through Audiolib. In 2012, he released Variations (La Fontaine & Baudelaire) on CD and DVD on Barclay / Universal Music France Awards and nominations Prix Jean-Gabin (1991) César Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Tout ça... pour ça ! (1994) Prix du Brigadier (2002) Silver George for Best Actor at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival (2007)
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