Harrison Ford and The Model Shop

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We’re screening Jacques Demy’s The Model Shop for one more evening as part of our 69 series. Demy’s first choice for the lead in the film was Harrison Ford (you can view snippets of his original screen test for the role on youtube (see above), but Columbia executives pressed the director to choose a more established actor – Gary Lockwood, who had recently appeared in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – over the relatively unknown Ford.

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