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Some Call It Loving
     

Some Call It Loving

Director: James B. Harris

Cast: Carole Ita White, Zalman King, Tisa Farrow

 
After a man living in Los Angeles purchases a sleeping beauty from a carnival, he wakes her and finds she is not what he expected.

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After a man living in Los Angeles purchases a sleeping beauty from a carnival, he wakes her and finds she is not what he expected.

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This odd but intriguing arthouse item is not easy to get into but is worth the effort. The script for Some Call It Loving offers a languid, psychologically intense take on the "Sleeping Beauty" archetype, basically using that narrative archetype as a springboard for a meditation on romantic desire and how an idealized vision of love is incapable of being sustained in the real world. As a director, James B. Harris does a great job of creating a dreamy mood that is sinister around its edges and his work is aided immensely by the glossy cinematography by Mario Tosi and a lush, moody orchestral score by Richard Hazard. The actors' performances fit nicely into the film's hypnotic mood: Zalman King delivers an unusually subdued turn as the obsessive hero, Tisa Farrow is touchingly vulnerable and otherworldly by turns as the newly awakened love interest and Carol White adds icy elegance to the proceedings as the live-in lover who seems to be pulling all the strings beneath an appearance of subservience. There is also noteworthy supporting work from Logan Ramsey as the cynical, darkly humorous carny who sells the sleeping beauty and Richard Pryor, who delivers a fiery, convincingly disheveled performance as the hero's layabout artist/addict friend. Ultimately, a viewer's appreciation for Some Call It Loving will depend their feelings about its cerebral, artsy style but it is a journey worth taking for the cinematically adventurous.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/2015
UPC:
0814456020006
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
R
Source:
Etiquette Pictures
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
38,269

Special Features

Commentary track with director James B. Harris & Sam Prime; "Some Call It History" (video featurette with director James B. Harris); "A Dream So Real" (video featurette with cinematographer Mario Tosi); Extensive outtakes with commentary by James B. Harris & Sam Prime

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Disc #1 -- Some Call It Loving
1. Chapter 1 [13:35]
2. Chapter 2 [17:24]
3. Chapter 3 [6:26]
4. Chapter 4 [:16]
5. Chapter 5 [:16]
6. Chapter 6 [:16]
7. Chapter 7 [:16]
8. Chapter 8 [:16]

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