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Skidoo (1968) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.

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Tower Guard: [referring to a hot-air balloon] It's a great, big, beautiful blob of nothing!
Tower Guard: Yeah!
Tower Guard: It wants me. It wants me. It loves me... but why is it going away?

God: [unbuttons her jacket] Right now, I'd rather be doing what he's doing than what I'm doing.

God: Garbaldo! Garbaldo! What the hell's goin' on up there?
Captain Garbaldo: There's a stiff wind from the east, sir.
God: I don't care where it's comin' from! Stop it!

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Several writers were brought in to "fix" this while Otto Preminger was shooting Doran William Cannon's original script. These "rescue writers" included Elliott Baker and Stanley Ralph Ross. By the time Ross was called in, the picture was nearly half done and the scenes that Ross suggested be cut had already been shot and roughly edited. Preminger never cheated on wages and paid Ross, Baker and several other writers in a vain attempt to add jokes. However, Preminger steadfastly refused to alter the structure of the story.
Otto Preminger originally wanted Bob Dylan to score the movie. He invited Dylan and his wife to a screening of a rough cut of the movie in Preminger's Hollywood mansion. After the screening Dylan surprised everybody from his entourage, who thought the film was a disaster, by requesting a second screening but at one condition: he wanted to be left alone with his wife in the house during it. Preminger happily obliged, convinced that Dylan would accept the job. However, Dylan showed no further interest in the movie. He acknowledged later that he and his wife weren't interested at all by the film but they loved the mansion's style so much that they requested this second screening to freely explore it, write down what they liked and take inspiration for their own house.
Towards the end, when George Raft marries Frankie Avalon and Donyale Luna, Raft's wedding-service manual is clearly seen as "The Death of God".
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