The Last Thing He Wanted (Alain Resnais, 1955) is a French-Spanish comedy made by Roberto Rossellini. It was the director's first film as a filmmaker, but it was one of his best and his only Hollywood film to be produced by his own production company, Rossellini Productions.
This movie features some of the funniest dialogue of all time. Some of the phrases in this movie are, "I don't care," "I was born in Paris," "Hippos," "Now," "Nobody wants to see you again," "Help," "Nobody," "Am I late?" and "Hi, I'm down on my luck again." Many of these lines are some of the funniest lines ever spoken on screen in a movie.
The Last Thing He Wanted is a big hit with critics. Although it has received mixed reviews from moviegoers, it was nominated for four Academy Awards.
This movie was filmed in Corfu, Greece. Several actresses were considered for the role of Sonny, including Marlene Dietrich, Martha Mears, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Katherine Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Greta Garbo, Gilda Radner, Bernadette Peters, Agnes Moorehead, Veronica Lake, Elisabeth Shue, Kati Martinelli, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Bancroft, Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford, Joan Collins, Angie Dickinson, and Lucille Ball. Dan Aykroyd and Burt Young were considered for the role of Patrick. They were not selected for the role of Patrick.
Despite the well-known actors, this movie is rated PG, so it is suitable for all audiences. This movie also stars Angelo Masur, who plays the character of Marius.
This movie was part of the "Serie Nel" which is made up of some of the best and most popular Italian films. The movie was also filmed at the Cinema Nostrum in Rome, Italy.
The film also appeared in the opening credits of the "Best Italian Film" and the "Universum" segments of the "Festival of the European Film Awards." However, it did not receive much notice outside of Italy.
As far as writing goes, this movie is one of the more modern films in the genre. Because of its high production values, this movie was a box office success and is currently number five on the all-time list of highest-grossing movies in the United States. The film is said to be a perfect example of the slow pace, high stakes, hard-hitting dialogue, sophisticated character development, and realistic characters.