Sabrina Overview:

Sabrina (1954) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by Billy Wilder.

The film was based on the play Sabrina Fair written by Samuel A. Taylor performed at the National Theatre, NY & Royale Theatre, NY from Nov 11, 1953 - Aug 21, 1954.

Sabrina was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressAudrey HepburnNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray MoyerNominated
Best CinematographyCharles Lang, Jr.Nominated
Best Costume DesignEdith HeadWon
Best DirectorBilly WilderNominated
Best WritingBilly Wilder, Samuel Taylor, Ernest LehmanNominated
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on Apr 10, 2020 From The Stop Button

So, Luke Ford, who plays Lucifer this episode, looks a lot like Taylor Kitsch. Enough I thought they maybe paid for Kitsch. They didn?t, they got Ford. Who doesn?t seem to have voiced goat Satan in the previous episodes. Anyway. It?s the big finale, with Kiernan Shipka unintentionally letting Ford o... Read full article


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on Apr 9, 2020 From The Stop Button

This episode gets off to a rough start wrapping up last episode?s cliffhanger?Sabrina and the gang discovering a shrine to her in the mines, which is at least hundreds of years old. Kevin Rodney Sullivan?s direction is peculiar in a bad way (unless there?s a good reason for it like they reshot all o... Read full article


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) s01e18 – The Miracles of Sabrina Spellman

on Apr 8, 2020 From The Stop Button

So following Sabrina showing herself off as a possible messiah, Richard Coyle gets back to town with Miranda Otto?Otto?s totally Stepford Wives?and convinces his bosses she?s a heretic and they?re just going to have to kill her. Meanwhile, Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) is enjoying her new powers. She can... Read full article


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) s01e17 – The Missionaries

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So, actually, no, ?Chilling Adventures of Sabrina? apparently hasn?t hit the darkest hour or the point of no return yet because this episode just sort of shrugs at all the disastrous things gone wrong for Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) and her family. Cousin Ambrose (Chance Perdomo?who?s great this episod... Read full article


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) s01e16 – Blackwood

on Apr 6, 2020 From The Stop Button

Back when they were writing Alien, screenwriter Dan O?Bannon and producer Gordon Carroll disagreed where the end of the second act falls. Gordon said it was ?the darkest hour,? whereas O?Bannon countered with ?the point of no return.? The idea being a point of no return is less subjective. This epis... Read full article


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David Larrabee: Morning, Linus. Where are you off to?
Linus Larrabee: The office. Where do you think?
David Larrabee: The office? On Sunday?
Linus Larrabee: Today is Wednesday.
David Larrabee: Wednesday?


David Larrabee: What makes you so sure Sabrina still wants me?
Linus Larrabee: Of course she wants you. She's wanted you all her life!
David Larrabee: Until you came along in that silly homburg.
Linus Larrabee: Why don't you straighten that silly straw hat and on your way. You'll miss the boat.
David Larrabee: Don't worry. I won't miss the boat.
[starts walking towards the door]
David Larrabee: Funniest thing. Linus Larrabee, the man who doesn't burn, doesn't scorch, doesn't melt... suddenly throws a twenty million dollar deal out the window.
[stops at the door]
David Larrabee: Are you sure *you* don't want to go with her?
Linus Larrabee: Why should I want to go with her?
David Larrabee: Because you're in love with her.


[Sabrina puts a romantic record on the phonograph]
Linus Larrabee: Sabrina.
Sabrina Fairchild: Yes?
Linus Larrabee: Do you mind if we turn this off?
Sabrina Fairchild: Why?
Linus Larrabee: [pained] Because.
Sabrina Fairchild: Don't you like it?
Linus Larrabee: I used to like it.
[Sabrina takes the record off]
Sabrina Fairchild: Certain songs bring back certain memories to me too. Did you love her?
Linus Larrabee: I'd rather not talk about it.
Sabrina Fairchild: I'm sorry.
Linus Larrabee: That's all right.
Sabrina Fairchild: It's so strange to think of you being touched by a woman. I always thought you walked alone.
Linus Larrabee: No man walks alone from choice.
Sabrina Fairchild: As a child I used to watch you, from the window over the garage. Coming and going, always wearing your black homburg and carrying a briefcase and an umbrella. I thought you could never belong to anyone. Never care for anyone.
Linus Larrabee: Oh yes, the cold businessman behind his marble desk, way up in his executive suite. No emotions, just ice water in his veins and ticker tape coming from his heart. And yet... one day that same cold businessman, high up in a skyscraper, opens a window, steps out on a ledge... stands there for three hours wondering... if he should jump.
Sabrina Fairchild: Because of her?
Linus Larrabee: No. No, that was another woman. Sabrina, do you find it hard to believe that someone might want to blot out everything for sentimental reasons?
Sabrina Fairchild: Oh I believe it! Do you know what I almost did for sentimental reasons? I...
[stops herself]
Sabrina Fairchild: I went to Paris to blot it out.


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Facts about

Many critics felt that Humphrey Bogart was miscast in the film, and that William Holden should have played Linus with a younger actor as David.
Although Edith Head won an Oscar for costume design, most of Audrey Hepburn's wardrobe was by Hubert de Givenchy. In fact, Hepburn chose her own clothes to wear from de Givenchy's collection. This was her first time working with the French designer, and he would become her costumer of choice for most of her career.
This was the second film in a row where Audrey Hepburn gets her hair cut as a symbol of maturity. The first was in Roman Holiday. It is also the first of four films in a row where she'd play a character romantically linked with a man old enough to be her father.
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