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LENT DAY 39 Bruce Willis and his roots in Film Noir - CinemaDave

Apr. 8th, 2006 09:25 pm LENT DAY 39 Bruce Willis and his roots in Film Noir

This evening I finally got to see the "Moonlighting" episode titled,
"The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice."
Filmed in Black and White and featuring Cybill Sheperd belting out "Blue Moon"
and "I Told You I Love You, Now Get Out!", this episode was introduced by Orson Welles.
Welles died a few days after the episode aired on the ABC network.

The DVD also features a commentary by Bruce Willis on the episode, "My Fair David."
Irwin Keyes portrays a hooligan in this episode.
Willis comments on the film noir aspects of that particular episode.
It is easy to remember that "Moonlighting" thrived on being a Preston Sturges screwball comedy,
these two episodes also lay the seeds to Bruce Willis involvement in future noir epics like
"Sin City."

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Date:April 10th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)

B & W

The black and white "Moonlighting" episode was an interesting experiment. I think I once heard Orson Welles say he felt that color could be a distraction, and that black and white enabled the audience to concentrate more on the performance.

North Star
Date:April 12th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)

Re: B & W

The first episode of the B&W Moonlighting was film noir, but the second half was a dark screwball comedy. Both Cybil and Bruce looked evil in both of their roles.