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Wait Until Dark(1967)

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Trivia

  • Produced by Audrey Hepburn's then-husband, actor Mel Ferrer. Hepburn's film residence is at 4 St. Luke's Place in Manhattan.
  • Audrey Hepburn and director Terence Young attended a school for the blind to learn more about the visually impaired. Hepburn even learned to read Braille.
  • Hepburn had to be fitted with special (and painful) contact lenses because her eyes were deemed too expressive for a blind person.
  • Despite getting an Oscar nomination for this movie, Hepburn would not make another film until Robin and Marian (1976).
  • When the film was released, the theatres darkened all their lights "to the legal limit" during the last twelve minutes of the film, each light going out as Audrey Hepburn smashed each light bulb. The one remaining light in the theatres would be switched off as the last light source in the film went out.
  • The role that eventually went to Alan Arkin was difficult to cast because the producers couldn't find actors willing to be cast in such a villainous role -- not only terrorizing a blind woman, but terrorizing beloved Audrey Hepburn to boot! Hepburn tried to get this film shot in Europe, but relented when she was told not filming it in the US might have led to the closure of underused studio facilities in Hollywood.

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  • RivkahChaya (2011-10-21)

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    According to Mel Ferrer, in an interview, which is included in the DVD release, Audrey Hepburn considered wearing contacts to blur her vision, and make her look blind, but decided in the end that it was a job for acting, not props, and didn't, in fact, wear any contacts during the film. In an interview she herself gave, she wanted to be able to keep her eyes opened, to be as expressive with them as she could, and she did meet several blind people, and verify that in fact a lot of blind people do have their eyes opened. However, while Hepburn may have learned about Braille, and how to use a slate and stylus, but she certainly isn't actually reading it in the film, because when she is supposed to be reading a phone number, the four characters aren't even a number at all, and are gibberish that transcribes to "shchsting."

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