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Subject: Movie title
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: vataha06-ga
List Price: $7.00
Posted: 02 Sep 2006 10:43 PDT
Expires: 02 Oct 2006 10:43 PDT
Question ID: 761675
i am looking for a title of a movie, the plot involves a man trying to
produce a movie it was filmed in black and white. I saw it on one of
the independent film channels. At some point he tries to get an old
man to sell a piece of art to finance it. He also has sex with an
actress to get her motivated in a scene of his movie. The main
character does some narrating. He smokes cigarettes. What is the title?

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 02 Sep 2006 11:33 PDT
Is your movie "Living in Oblivion," with Steve Buscemi?

Clarification of Question by vataha06-ga on 02 Sep 2006 11:43 PDT
No, i looked at the trailor on imdb. The main character is a large
man. The movie is entirely in black and white. There is quite of bit
of narration by the main character. He has sex with several women. I
remember he gets a younger neighborhood girl in bed. Sorry. It's
fuzzy. It seems there is also something about the main character
selling cars(?). I hope this helps. I originally thought it was called
, the man who loved women. But i can't find anything like that the
goes with this plot.
Subject: Re: Movie title
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 02 Sep 2006 12:55 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for the extra details! Your mention of "the man who loved
woman" and the lead character selling cars did the trick and triggered
my mind to produce the name of the movie. I am sure you're remembering
"The Woman Chaser." It contains all the plot elements you've

IFC has aired this film several times. Here are some summaries:

"Robinson Devor's adaptation of Charles Willeford's novel The Woman
Chaser teeters between pulp psychodrama and a parody thereof. You
might say the same of the novel, but the film is a more labored
exercise in noirish style. Patrick Warburton (once Elaine's boyfriend
on Seinfeld) plays Richard Hudson, a used-car salesman who decides to
make his life more meaningful by directing a movie. Warburton looks
like a beefier Oliver Stone, which gives an extra frisson to the
scenes where he's hunkered down over his editing equipment or banging
his leading lady to get her in the mood for some emoting."

Village Voice: Join the Good-Fight Club,taubin,15625,20.html

"The not-so-subtle joke of Mr. Devor's black-and-white movie, adapted
from a pulp novel by Charles Willeford, is that its central character,
Richard Hudson (Patrick Warburton), is so obsessed that he literally
goes crazy writing and directing his first feature.

'The Woman Chaser' is set in 1950's Los Angeles, where Richard moves
from San Francisco and immediately sets up a business as a shady
used-car dealer. Tiring quickly of his job, he turns the lot over to
an assistant (whom he instructs to hire several salesmen and dress
them in Santa Claus suits in the middle of August) and starts writing
his first movie, 'The Man Who Got Away.' The relentlessly gloomy,
hopelessly uncommercial picture tells the story of a truck driver who
goes berserk, runs over a little girl and dies fending off a platoon
of policeman.

In making his film, Richard enlists the help of his father-in-law, Leo
(Paul Malevich), a washed-up former film director whose sole
possession of value is a Rouault painting of a clown that Leo clings
to for sentimental value. Through Leo, Richard pitches his idea to the
Man (Ernie Vincent), a scowling chief executive of Mammoth Pictures
who unaccountably green-lights the project."

New York Times Review: The Woman Chaser

"Portrayed by Patrick Warburton (best known as Elaine's obdurate
boyfriend Puddy on 'Seinfeld'), Richard Hudson is a beefy and bland
super-cad who remains engaging and sympathetic no matter how badly he
behaves. At times he appears almost as totemic as the Capitol Records
tower, which looms above his used car lot, reminding us of the
often-uneasy partnership between art and commerce, which is a theme of
the film...

Hudson's script is just as grim and hard-boiled as his synopsis. As
monomaniacal as his truck driver while making his film, Hudson crushes
every obstacle in his path - seducing and then (the next morning)
firing his secretary, pulling his co-star into the dressing room for a
quickie in order to inspire her performance, and convincing Leo to
pawn a painting by Rouault to help meet production costs."

No Exit Press: Doing Right by a Poet of the Pulp Novel

I hope this is the correct film! If it is not, please request
clarification; I'll be glad to offer further assistance before you
rate my answer.

Best regards,
vataha06-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic, thorough, quick answer.

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