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The Art & Concepts of Under the Cherry Moon the movie book ideas...

I'm a huge fan of Art/Concept/the Making of... books for films.
I always thought Prince's films would have some cool 'making' books...
It actually could still happen with all the information, photos, etc that is out there.
The concept(s) for this movie are very interesting and very interwoven with the music

and even some pre 1986 ideals of course

What would a book like like to you, if you are a fan of this kind of presentation?

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I am nothing without your touch my love,

I am nothing without your kiss.
2 spend each night in your arms,

my flower is my idea of bliss.
2 not hear your voice each day is 2 die 7 times by God's wrath.

If I was anything more than human,

I'd be the water in your bath.

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Reply #1 posted 07/25/19 11:51am

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

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concepts of death, love and Venus/Aphrodite ....

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Reply #3 posted 07/25/19 2:52pm

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concepts of seeing a b/w movie IN COLOR

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jfenster said:

concepts of seeing a b/w movie IN COLOR

DEFINATELY, color images especially of the outfits and certain iconic scenes in color

a section with a flow of color images from the beginning to the end of the movie

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Concept drawings 4 the Under the Cherry Moon promotional material

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A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

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Reply #7 posted 08/06/19 10:20am

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

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Is poverty bringing U down?
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Katz snapped this shot of Prince on the set of his film, Under the Cherry Moon, in Nice, France. The film marked Prince’s directorial debut and stars him as a gigolo who swindles wealthy French women until things get complicated when he falls in love.                          “Even though he was dressed as his character, I felt like he was really looking at me,” Katz says of the photo. “I think I was able to shoot the real guy.” 
PHOTO: JEFF KATZ PHOTOGRAPHY ┬ęPAISLEY PARK ENTERPRISES, INC.

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images from the alternative ending must be included

November 1985: Nice, France

p 94

chapter 7

Possessed: the Rise & Fall of Prince

Back in France, the shooting of Under the shooting of Under the Cherry Moon limped to a close

On the set in Nice, Prince seemed conflicted about Christopher Tracy, the character he had created for himself to play in the film. This charismatic, sexy, and somewhat snide piano player was hardly a sympathetic figure, and Prince's plan all along had been for Tracy to die at the end of the film, representing his own symbolic transcendence of these character flaws. But Warner Bros. preferring (as film studios invariably do) a happy ending, pshed him to conclude with Tracy reforming and heading off into the sunset with lover interest Mary (Scott-Thomas).

The alternative ending was shot, and publicist Howard Bloom, viewing a cut of the film where Tracy survives, found himself believing in the character's redemptive journey. "Warner Bros. insisted on him getting the girl at the end, and it really worked," Bloom remembered. "This little asshole character that was so hard to identify with, you bonded with by the end."

But Prince favored the original ending. In the final cut, Tracy died (the victim of an assassination) with the result, in Bloom's view, that any meaning in the film was also destroyed.

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Did he put your million dollar check
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I believe this part in the film was much longer

In a book I would include their outfits. Prince's seem partially Liberace inspired.
The horses running the Hippodrome etc

CherryMoon57 said:

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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images from the alternative ending must be included

November 1985: Nice, France

p 94

chapter 7

Possessed: the Rise & Fall of Prince

Back in France, the shooting of Under the shooting of Under the Cherry Moon limped to a close

On the set in Nice, Prince seemed conflicted about Christopher Tracy, the character he had created for himself to play in the film. This charismatic, sexy, and somewhat snide piano player was hardly a sympathetic figure, and Prince's plan all along had been for Tracy to die at the end of the film, representing his own symbolic transcendence of these character flaws. But Warner Bros. preferring (as film studios invariably do) a happy ending, pshed him to conclude with Tracy reforming and heading off into the sunset with lover interest Mary (Scott-Thomas).

The alternative ending was shot, and publicist Howard Bloom, viewing a cut of the film where Tracy survives, found himself believing in the character's redemptive journey. "Warner Bros. insisted on him getting the girl at the end, and it really worked," Bloom remembered. "This little asshole character that was so hard to identify with, you bonded with by the end."

But Prince favored the original ending. In the final cut, Tracy died (the victim of an assassination) with the result, in Bloom's view, that any meaning in the film was also destroyed.


It may have been the less popular choice, but by opting for a 'French ending', Prince had nevertheless remained consistent with the film setting.

[Edited 8/8/19 14:08pm]

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Pictures of some of the handwritten script pages are available to view here (large format pictures). It looks like Jill Jones was included in the original script...

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