Cinema: His...

"People are always afraid of bad taste," says French Writer-Director Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). Demy certainly isn't. He sprinkles it like contaminated pixy dust over little film fairy tales. The Model Shop, Demy's first film made in the U.S., continues along in the same airy tradition.

Demy's hero, George Matthews (Gary Lockwood), is a 26-year-old dropout with the draft hanging over his carefully combed head. He wakes up in the morning murmuring "Love, love," much to the annoyance of his chick (Alexandra Hay), who knows that he isn't thinking of her. Even George doesn't know exactly whom he is thinking...

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