Isadora Overview:

Isadora (1968) was a Drama - Drama Film directed by Karel Reisz and produced by Raymond Hakim and Robert Hakim.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressVanessa RedgraveNominated

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Isadora Duncan: [learning Russian] Honestly, I don't want to talk about red pencils with Essenin. I want to talk to him about making love with me. Now, how do say in Russian, "I adore you. You have beautiful thighs"?

Isadora Duncan: A man's looks have nothing to do with his success as a lover.

Isadora Duncan: I'm not after my fortune. I'm after my destiny.

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Last film of Robert Ayres.
When filming "the Russian dance sequence" in a theater filled with unsuspecting extras, Vanessa Redgrave duplicated a real-life incident in the life of Isadora Duncan by ripping off the top of her dress and dancing bare-breasted. The extras were not told that she would do this, thus providing the desired audience-aghast reaction shots that director Karel Reisz wanted.
Vanessa Redgrave trained for six months in order to imitate Isadora Duncan's dancing style in the film.
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