Shaving in the Movies

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Movie "And Justice For All"....Al Pacino. He is a lawyer and in one scene he walks into his law office in the morning (in a suit) and goes into his bathroom and sprays some canned foam on his hands, puts it on his face, and goes to shaving.
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Just watching "The Guns of Diablo"

Charles Bronson shaves with a str8 and makes it look like he knows what he is doing!

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Gramps wrote:Just watching "The Guns of Diablo"

Charles Bronson shaves with a str8 and makes it look like he knows what he is doing!

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I would bet he knew what he was doing...one of the few actors I would think that of.

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I happened to catch a shaving scene in What's New Pussycat this morning.

Woody Allen is thinking he's going to get lucky with some French hottie. She stumbles drunkenly upstairs to his bed, but tells him he needs to shave first. He shaves with a straight razor, smiling drunkenly, slapping it on his palm to clean off lather. And ends up perfectly shaven. A good comic shave.

He then stumbles upstairs and the hottie has passed out.
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In "Ocean's 11" (the real one 1960 Rat pack), in the beginning,
Joey Bishop ("Mushy") and Akim Tamiroff ("Acebos") are in Druckers Hairdresser's for Men shop. SE razors being stropped, and men with towels on their faces.

Later in the movie, Cesar Romero ("Duke Santos") is half shaved when he comes from the bathroom to talk on the phone. In his hand is DE.


By the way..... this is probably my all time favorite movie. I refuse to see the supposed remake. :x
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sgtrecon212 wrote:In "Ocean's 11" (the real one 1960 Rat pack), in the beginning,
Joey Bishop ("Mushy") and Akim Tamiroff ("Acebos") are in Druckers Hairdresser's for Men shop. SE razors being stropped, and men with towels on their faces.

Later in the movie, Cesar Romero ("Duke Santos") is half shaved when he comes from the bathroom to talk on the phone. In his hand is DE.


By the way..... this is probably my all time favorite movie. I refuse to see the supposed remake. :x
Nothing like sitting at the funeral...listening to the cremation taking place!

What a great ending!

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The look on Duke Santo's face... spectacular reaction shot. One of the all time greatest ironic endings.
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I just watched Disney's original 1968 The Love Bug with my kids last night and saw Buddy Hacket's character, Tennessee, leans out the window to talk with the policeman with lather all over his face and a mug and brush in his hand.

Being a VW fan, I've always loved these movies, and so do my kids, but this was the first time I've ever noticed the mug and brush.

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in "Cold Mountain" the returning husband/soldier or whatever shaves with a knife near the end

in Joe Vs. the Volcano he buys a nice old style shave kit before heading out to jump into the volcano becuase of his brain cloud... mmm sunkist
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In season 1 of Deadwood, after warning Gem Saloon owner, Al Swearengen, not to try to defraud the Widow Garret out of her newly discovered gold claim, the soon to be sheriff, Seth Bullock, asks Al if he can have a shave from the in-house saloon barber. In an attempt to give a veiled threat, Swearengen instructs Barney the Barber to "Be careful around the ahh..throat area." while he is lathering Bullock up. Great show, anyone who hasn't seen it should go out and rent the first season.

Wild Bill Hickock and Seth Bullock
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Al Swearengen (the star of the show, in the grey striped suit) and his posse, Dan Dority and Silas Adams.
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javyn wrote:In season 1 of Deadwood, after warning Gem Saloon owner, Al Swearengen, not to try to defraud the Widow Garret out of her newly discovered gold claim, the soon to be sheriff, Seth Bullock, asks Al if he can have a shave from the in-house saloon barber. In an attempt to give a veiled threat, Swearengen instructs Barney the Barber to "Be careful around the ahh..throat area." while he is lathering Bullock up. Great show, anyone who hasn't seen it should go out and rent the first season.

Wild Bill Hickock and Seth Bullock
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Al Swearengen (the star of the show, in the grey striped suit) and his posse, Dan Dority and Silas Adams.
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I've got to get a black suit for my daughter's wedding...wonder if I can get a bespoke suit like Seth is wearing in that top pic!

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In "An Unfinished Life", Morgan Freeman uses a DE and a brush and a cake of soap, prolly Williams, to shave every morning. Robert Redford helps him out, as Freeman was snacked on by a grizzly bear and has troubles.

He applies the cream directly to his face without first wetting his face. Would suck to shave that way in real life!
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In an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour a crooked politician kills a farmer and then gives the farmer's son a couple hundred dollars to help alleviate himself of any responsibility. The farmer's son (played by Peter Fonda) vows revenge and uses the money to pay for barber school. He comes home and gets a job as an apprentice in the local barber shop. The barber is out when the politician comes in for a shave. He doesn't recognize Peter Fonda and sits down in the chair. Peter Fonda begins lathering the politician's face and then proceeds to shave him with a straight, while revealing his identity and telling him how he plans to slit his throat. The politician is too afraid to move, and in the next scene the barber comes in to find Peter Fonda standing over the dead politician's body, but he didn't kill him. The politician died of a heart attack.

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karim0028 wrote:Hey,

I just watched the scent of a woman; with Al Pacino... Where he is a blind retired Lt. Crnl. and was planning on "blowin his brains out". The last thing he wants is to once again wake up with a beautiful lady next to him in bed. So, in preparation to end his life he live's it up big time, nice hotels and expensive dinners. Finally he goes to a barber shop some where in NY and gets a straight shave and ends the night with a beatiful lady..

Awesome movie... ;)

-Hytham
Also, early in the movie, he smells some lady, correctly identifying that she is wearing "Floris". However, he didn't name the exact scent, which is unfortunate, from a realism P.O.V.
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In Shrek II both Mr. & Mrs. Shrek shave their face with a DE razor.
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I notice when watching movies made before the 70s that most male actors had perfect looking shaves...baby-clean skin, no faint shadow or stubble anywhere. Nowadays, you can always see the shadow. For example- watch any of Connery's Bond movies made in the 60s...then watch Diamonds are Forever- in the latter, he has visible shadow all of the sudden. What secret did classic actors have that allowed them to attain such a perfect-looking shave? Did they have some sort of secret technique? Or was it just makeup?
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Wasn't the 70s the decade that the cartridge razor came out? ...Coincidence???
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javyn wrote:Wasn't the 70s the decade that the cartridge razor came out? ...Coincidence???
I don't use a cartridge razor and I can't get a prepubescent-looking chin like Bogart or Sinatra...
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The Bowery Five Cent Shave.

I would like to watch this, don't know where to find it though. Maybe a film archives of some sort.

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