“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Sunday, December 10, 2017
The World Is Full of Married men (1979)
How bad is it? I think it's the worst Jackie Collins book adaptation. That's bad. Should you see it? Not really. It's hard to find, anyway.
After "The Bitch" and "The Stud," there apparently was a market for Jackie Collins novel film adaptations, but even her sister Joan, star of those two, wouldn't do this. Carroll Baker and Tony Franciosa star in this otherwise British film and Bonnie Tyler sings the title song (God I hate Bonnie Tyler). He's a philandering husband and she gets revenge on him by having her won affairs - that's about it for plot. There's a lot of terrible disco music, some bizarre kaleidoscope effects in nightclubs, a couple of people I might recognize if I were British and - in Collins trademark style - ludicrous dialogue. There's a lot of clothing in the sex scenes, but not so much that you don't think about Franciosa's armpit hair. Really - that's the image that stuck with me.