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“talking to the animals”
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image above: Castle Combe, Wiltshire,1966. This small Cotswold village was transformed into Puddleby-on-the-Marsh in the year 1845 for movie Dr Doolittle.
Castle Combe has been called ‘The Prettiest Village in England’ and with good reason; visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century and the small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is as picturesque today as it ever was.
Castle Combe is the home of a motor racing venue, Castle Combe Circuit, located on the disused RAF Castle Combe airfield. It was also used as a location for the film musical Doctor Dolittle, but its frequently rainy summer climate, and the residents’ irritation at the producers’ arbitrary modifications of the area for shooting that was severe enough to incite attempted sabotage, frustrated production. Raymond Austin, director/writer, set the action of his book, Find Me A Spy, Catch me a Traitor in the village and at the Manor. Other productions include "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd", an episode of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, and the films Stardust and The Wolfman. Throughout September 2010, the village was used as a key filming location for Steven Spielberg’s production of War Horse.
"Doctor Dolittle" grew out of a massive attempt by Twentieth Century-Fox to duplicate its earlier success with The Sound of Music by producing three expensive, large-scale musicals over a period of three years, Star! and Hello, Dolly! being the others. All were released amidst massive pre-release publicity and all lost equally massive amounts of money for the studio. The result was that several top studio executives lost their jobs, and the studio itself went into such dire financial straits that it only produced one picture for the entire calendar year of 1970. In truth, it would never recoup its losses until a highly successful theatrical reissue of "The Sound of Music" in early 1973.
No one expected that shooting a scene with ducks swimming in a pond would be difficult. However, when the ducks were placed onto the pond they sank! Apparently it was the wrong time of year and the ducks had lost their water-repellent feathers and couldn’t swim.
One of the fawns drank a quart of paint during a scene break and had to have her stomach pumped.
Gub-Gub the Pig had to be replaced several times during filming since piglets grow so fast.
Squirrels ate through several key pieces of scenery, costing the crew thousands of dollars in repairs.
In the scene where Rex Harrison is singing in the field of sheep, he had to be sprayed down repeatedly for flies. Worse, the sheep urinated on him as well, forcing multiple retakes.
One of the goats broke loose during a scene, got ahold of the director’s script and ate it.
The first several weeks of filming in Castle Combe were disrupted by torrential downpours, after the producers had ignored detailed climate reports warning about the area’s weather patterns – and a homemade bomb, set by a disgruntled member of the town the crew was filming in.
Angered by the filmmakers’ attempts to enlarge a pond in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, UK, for a scene in the movie, Sir Ranulph Fiennes – then a member of 22 Regiment, the "SAS" – set charges in the dam they had built (using the Army’s explosives) and attempted to destroy it. He was arrested, and as a result he was dismissed from the regiment and served out the rest of his military career in the Royal Scots Greys.
The producers felt Rex Harrison was too old at 58 to play Dolittle, but hoped his name would help recreate the success of My Fair Lady.
It was nominated for nine Academy Awards (even Best Picture and Best Cinematography), with two wins for Best Special Effects, and Best Music – Original Song ("Talk to the Animals").
In the mid-late 1960s, a budget of million (three times the original budget) was fairly sizable, and with poor returns at the box-office, the film nearly bankrupted Fox, especially for its expensive, massively-orchestrated publicity campaign and merchandising push for dozens of Doolittle promotional products.
Even before the picture was released, record stores were flooded with half a million original soundtrack albums that sold poorly. It was fairly well-received by audiences that actually went and saw it, but critics despised it and lousy word-of-mouth destined it to failure.
The film had a notoriously protracted production with numerous setbacks along the way such as complications from poorly chosen shooting locations and the numerous technical difficulties inherent with the large number of animals required for the story. Rex Harrison was so difficult as the lead throughout the production that he was temporarily replaced by Christopher Plummer until he promised to be more cooperative. The film exceeded its original budget of million by three times, and only recouped million upon release in 1967.
Rex Harrison – Doctor John Dolittle
Samantha Eggar – Emma Fairfax
Anthony Newley – Matthew Mugg
Richard Attenborough – Albert Blossom
Peter Bull – General Bellowes
Muriel Landers – Mrs. Blossom
William Dix – Tommy Stubbins
Geoffrey Holder – William Shakespeare X
Portia Nelson – Sarah Dolittle
Norma Varden – Lady Petherington
Ginny Tyler (uncredited) – voice of Polynesia
Castle Combe was selected as the perfect ‘Devon Village’ for Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, War Horse.
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here’s my new hair color. i had a hard time taking a photo of the top of my head.
THIS IS FOR THE ABOUT ME GROUP:
I am a SAHM to 2 kids. I want another one but my husband does not.
My daughter is Chloe, 4, and loves to have her pic taken.
My son is Hunter who is 2 1/2. He is extremely stubborn, just like his momma!!
I am wanting a Hybrid but plan to keep my van until the price of the hybrid’s come down.
If i could have a compost pile I would.
If I could recycle every little thing I would.
I strongly dislike my neighbor, can’t wait until we sell our house.
i live in the tiniest town I have ever seen. I hate the tiny town, I love the tiny town
I hate pictures of myself, even with photoshop!!!
I cannot sit with my feet on the floor. I either sit "criss cross applesauce", on my knees or just find a way to get my feet off the floor.
I have been scrapbooking since the mid 90′s but have just recently began to keep up the "trends" in scrapping.
My husband and I met at Lonestar Steakhouse. He was BOH shiftleader and I was FOH shiftleader. One of my friends would call him before we went out so that he could get to the place before we did. I just thought he went out alot. After a night of drinking he asked me out and well guess I said yes to the date!! LOL!!
If I don’t drink at least 3 bottles (16.9oz) of water a day my bodies craves it, and milk.
I am currently going to school full time (online classes) pursuing an Associate degree in Office System Technology Administrative option.
Cocos nucifera L. [Aromatic Dwarf seedings]
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Sungai Pau, Sik, Kedah, Malaysia.
Seedlings of Cocos nucifera L. [Aromatic Dwarf]. Arecaceae. CN: [Malay - Kelapa pandan, Kelapa wangi, Nyior pandan], Aromatic Dwarf cultivar was developed in Thailand and is locally known as ‘Makprow Nam Horm’. It has a unique "pandanus" (Pandanus amaryllifolius) leaf aroma, sweet meat (endosperm) and water sought for refreshment drink. The seedling of Aromatic Dwarf can be easily recognized by sniffing for the distinctive "pandanus" aroma when the root is punctured.