Tuesday, 14 July 2015



FILM 1343: BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING

TRIVIA: A remake was planned during the period of 2007-2009. Reese Witherspoon was attached to the project which was ultimately shelved.

Columbia Pictures wanted Otto Preminger to cast Jane Fonda as Ann Lake, who was eager to play the role, but Preminger insisted upon using Carol Lynley.

Average Shot Length (ASL) = 21 seconds (very high by the standards of "popular" 1960s cinema).


While being questioned in the pub you can see a television high on the back wall of the bar. The newscaster is just about to describe what Bunny Lake was wearing before she was reported missing when the channel is suddenly switched to a young British group (The Zombies) playing a very catchy song with lyrics that actually relate to the plot of the movie. Much later in the storyline Ann Lake escapes her hospital room through a basement level maintenance room where she runs past an old janitor sitting at a workbench listening to a transistor radio and the same exact catchy song is being broadcast again.

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