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The Glass Bottom Boat
Posted: 12 Jan 2006, 06:42
What do you think of "The Glass Bottom Boat"?
Refresh your memory here:
Posted: 12 Jan 2006, 06:55
Rod Taylor with Diane Rod, his web hostess.
Rod is still working, quote: "Rod Taylor recently filmed a role as a small-town doctor in a new TV movie - a horror flick titled "KAW" that is scheduled to air in fall 2006 on the Sci Fi Channel. Apparently, the makers wanted to use some "referential casting" and approached "The Birds" star to play a part. The story involves a small town that is suddenly attacked by thousands of vicious ravens, which have been infected with a mysterious virus causing them to go insane. Dec. 22, 2005"
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Posted: 12 Jan 2006, 11:45
Thanks for the pic of Rod! I see him periodically on shows like MURDER, SHE WROTE; but I wasn't sure if he was still working. And, of course, I remember him in THE BIRDS.
I absolutely LOVE this movie--it's on my list of favorites. I was always into the "spy" genre when it was popular (Any other MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. fans out there?) This type of movie wouldn't have been complete without Robert Vaughn making a cameo.
No matter how many times I see this movie, I still laugh--it's either very funny, I have a very warped sense of humor, or both..........
Posted: 12 Jan 2006, 17:58
Caution:this not a light comedy. This is what I call a "High" comedy and DD's best film in this genre. The cast includes Arthur Godfrey, Rod Taylor, Paul Lynde, Dom Deluis, and Dick Martin (and a cameo of Robert Vaughn as Nepoleon Solo). Mix NASA, spy and a mermaid together an you get Glass Bottom Boat. It was filmed on location in Catilina and at NASA.
One of my favorite scenes in the movie are when Jennifer (DD) takes Bruce Templeton(Rod Taylor) to her father's boat (A. Godfrey) She sings Que Sera, Sera. There is such a homey feeling about it.
Another scene I like is when they are trying to convince Bruce that Jennifer is a spy and he comes home and imagines her as all different types of spies.
My favorite scene is the party scene after D D finds out that she is suspected of being a spy. You'll see the many moods of Doris. Doris in love, embarrassed, angry .... That's what i love about this film.
I rated this excellent.
Posted: 13 Jan 2006, 12:16
I adore this movie. It is very funny and Doris never looked better. Never since "Teacher's Pet" has her wardrobe been designed so lushishly (is there such a word?) around her figure. I love the scene where she looses her shoe in the "clean" room - that girl was groovin her way through the 1960's - she looks about 30 through most of the film - filters or not, she looks amazing.
Posted: 13 Jan 2006, 21:55
This is my favorite comedy as I can watch it over and over again. When my daughter was about 8 years old I had to play this movie for her every week. Great script with a great cast. It gets Excellent.
Posted: 18 Apr 2006, 01:19
I know that some of the GBB was filmed on location on Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California. Does anyone know if the ocean swimming scenes were filmed there as well? Did Doris do her own stunts? Or some combination? I've tried to freeze frame the underwater sequences to see if they truly looked like Doris...hard to say. Anyone have details on the filming?
Also, I know that Doris usually "lip synced" her songs during filming, but occasionally songs were sung live (like in Calamity Jane - "I Can Do Without You", and Pajama Game - Doris' reprise of "Hey There"). During the Arthur Godfrey/Doris Day singing of the title tune, it sure seems to be live. All the laughing and goofing up on the lyrics would be hard to lip sync. Again, any details known?
Posted: 26 Apr 2007, 18:26
I just love this movie !! It is one of my favorites. So funny ! I always wondered the same things you asked. That singing scene w Godfrey (which I love !) seems totally natural. It appears that they were doing it live. Doris is just so funny in this movie !
This is a candid picture of DD on her bike between filming takes in Catalina - love it !!
Posted: 26 Apr 2007, 23:10
What an awesome picture, Toni. Thanks for sharing it. I've never seen that one.
Posted: 27 Apr 2007, 17:55
Thanks ! I love that picture of her on the bike - looks like she's having fun ! Here's one of the song with Godfrey. That looked like a scene that was a lot of fun too. So natural. But thats Doris - she was a natural, down to earth actress and person...still is I imagine !
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Posted: 28 Apr 2007, 04:02
I love this movie too. I watch it over and over again. My fav scene is when doris is dressed up sa those funny characters and rod taylor has those images of her as spies. I also love the parts when she sings I just love her voice so much.
Posted: 01 May 2007, 17:53
Well - here you go - all three spy personas.
Posted: 01 May 2007, 22:24
I never noticed the wooden shoes before!
Posted: 03 May 2007, 17:50
I really hadn't either - and I watch this movie all the time !!!
Posted: 04 May 2007, 22:19
I don't think they showed her feet in that scene. Anyway, the scenes where Rod Taylor imagines her as these famous spies are some of my favorite scences. I have a picture of her in the Mata Hari costume, but with her hands folded together, as my screen saver.
Posted: 06 May 2007, 10:59
The spy scenes - especially Mata Hari - show what an amazing figure Doris had.
Posted: 21 Jun 2007, 17:04
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Nice picture. Hope it works - trying something new !
Posted: 21 Jun 2007, 17:08
Didn't work ! Sorry !
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Posted: 22 Jun 2007, 17:44
I think it is a great film, I love the scene when doris starts to run away from rod and leaves her shoes behind and then doris finds out later on who he really is in the film.
Posted: 22 Jun 2007, 19:04
When she gets her foot stuck in the grate ? That is a funny scene. I always get a kick out of this movie ! I love the scene with Dom DeLuise - the slapstick one with the cake and the ladder and the foot in the trashcan. I love it when she's chewing her gum and telling him how they're going to fix the situation. And then - I love all the silly spy stuff she does at the party. "Cheers y'all " - so cute !
Posted: 22 Jun 2007, 20:44
"Mr. Pritiker, I really don't want to hear about your ingrown toenail at this moment in time, okay?"
"I hate older men. I was married to one once. Spent all my evenings playing dominoes, you know what I mean?"
Posted: 22 Jun 2007, 22:37
HA HA HA !!! She was so funny ! Those lines just showcased her great comedic talent !
Posted: 22 Jul 2007, 13:42
This remains one of my favorite films. So funny !
Here are a few wonderful photos of Doris and Arthur Godrey, and Rod Taylor.
Posted: 22 Jul 2007, 16:30
toni, what darling pictures of doris and arther and rod. I love the candid photos of doris ,she is so relaxed and happy in those photos. Its easy to tell that doris loves to laugh and have fun,its second nature to her, and one of the reasons we love her so much,she brings such joy.
It seems as though marty loved to laugh as well,as ive seen many pictures of them togeather where they were laughing and enjoying themselves.
Posted: 22 Jul 2007, 18:41
Suzie - I think you are right about Doris. She seemed to enjoy life and make the best of whatever situation she was in. I have a lot of pictures of Doris and Marty -- but I have such mixed feelings about Marty I haven't really shared any of them here. I guess I should put some of them in the pictures section and let everyone enjoy them.
I just watched GBB today and it is so much fun !
Glad you liked the pictures.