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On this day, Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman attended the UK premiere of the film “Isadora“.
Isadora (also known as The Loves of Isadora) is a 1968 biographical film directed by Karel Reisz from a screenplay written by Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, and Clive Exton adapted from the books My Life by Isadora and Isadora, an Intimate Portrait by Sewell Stokes. The film follows the life of American dancer Isadora Duncan, who performed to great acclaim throughout Europe during the 19th century. A co-production between UK and France, it stars Vanessa Redgrave as Duncan and also features James Fox, Jason Robards, and John Fraser in supporting roles.
Isadora premiered at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival where it competed for the Palme d’Or with Redgrave winning the Best Actress Prize. The film was theatrically released on 18 December 1968 by Universal Pictures to generally positive reviews with major acclaim drawn towards Redgrave’s performance, however the film underperformed at the box office grossing mere $1.25 million on a $1.7 million budget. For her performance, Redgrave won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress and received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. […]
The original 177-minute version premiered at Loew’s Hollywood in Los Angeles on 18 December 1968. While praising Redgrave’s performance, critics took issue with the film’s length and pacing and 20 minutes were soon cut. Despite the reduced running time, the film still performed disappointingly and the film closed at Loew’s Hollywood on 6 February 1969.
The 138-minute cut opened in Europe in spring 1969, while the US edit, retitled The Loves of Isadora, premiered in April of that year. […]
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