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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 8 Jan 2005 18:43:16 -0600
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Kevin Pinkerton <[log in to unmask]>
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The movie you are thinking of is "Adam at Six A.M." starring Michael
Douglas in a very early role.  I haven't looked it up on IMDB but I
believe it is from the early '70's.
Good luck finding it.

Kevin Pinkerton
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Quoting "W. McCarthy" <[log in to unmask]>:

>         I confess this to be a very quirky request; any help will be
> greatly appreciated. My efforts to locate the title of the film
> through IMDb have thus far proven futile.
>         I seek the title (and, eventually, a copy) of a small,
> perhaps made-for-TV movie that was produced, I believe, in the 80's
> -- no earlier than that. I do not think that any actor of particular
> notoriety, prior, current or subsequent, was in the film. The plot
> deals (this is a fuzzy recollection) with a young man who, having
> recently received a doctorate in semiotics from a university in
> California, is driving across the country (back to the East Coast?),
> stops in a town in the mid-west, gets romantically involved with a
> local girl, is on the brink of marrying said girl -- until he
> experiences a kind of semiotic epiphany (that through which the
> protagonist perceives the essential cultural aridity of the
> country's
> core, I suppose), and drives away. And here, at last, is the part
> that struck me (though not hard enough), that sticks (though
> imprecisely) with me: the obviously "semiotic" closing shot
> foregrounds a container of vanilla ice cream which has been tossed
> from the sportscar (top down) of the departing semiotician. The day
> is hot & sunny, the ice cream begins to melt and run down black
> asphalt as the car drives off in the background.
>         Has anyone else ever seen this film? Does anyone remember the
> title?
> Bill McCarthy
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