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It is a comic retelling of the Faust legend, set in the Swinging London of the s. The Devil Peter Cook offers an unhappy young man Moore seven wishes in return for his soul, but twists the spirit of the wishes to frustrate the man's hopes. Stanley Moon works as a cook in a Wimpy 's restaurant and is infatuated with the waitress Margaret Spencer but lacks confidence and is too socially inhibited to approach her.
In despair at his life, he attempts suicide by hanging but is interrupted a man claiming to be the Devil, incarnated as George Spiggott. When Stanley accuses George of being delusional, he offers Stanley a "trial wish". Stanley wishes for a raspberry ice lollyand George leaves to buy one from a nearby shop.
Spiggott is in a game with God, Bedazzled - Dudley Moore Trio - Bedazzled to be the first to gather billion souls. If he achieves this first, he will be readmitted to Heaven. He is also busy with minor acts of vandalism and spite, helped by his staff of the seven deadly sinsnotably Lust and Envy. In return for his Klangkoral - Stian Omenås - Klangkammer 1Spiggott offers Stanley seven wishes.
Stanley uses these trying to satisfy his love for Margaret, but Spiggott twists his words to frustrate him. All of Stanley's wish scenes feature characters played by Peter Cook, George explaining that "There's a little of me in everyone.
Ultimately, Spiggott spares Stanley eternal damnation because he has exceeded his quota Bedazzled - Dudley Moore Trio - Bedazzled billion souls and can afford to be generous.
Stanley is duly returned to his old job and life, wiser and more clear-sighted. Spiggott ascends to Heaven to meet God, but is rejected again; St Peter explains that when he gave Stanley back his soul, Spiggott did the right thing, but with the wrong motive.
In the closing scene, Stanley and Margaret are back in the restaurant. Stanley finally asks her out but she says she's already doing something, though she does suggest perhaps another night. Stanley smiles, happy that he has found the courage to talk to her. Spiggott tries Last Train To San Antone - Peter Green - Baby When The Sun Goes Down entice Stanley again, but Stanley turns him down.
Frustrated, Spiggott leaves and threatens revenge on God by Bedazzled - Dudley Moore Trio - Bedazzled all the tawdry and shallow technological curses of the modern age:. All right, you great gityou've asked for it.
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The piece has since been covered widely, including performances by Tony Hatch and Nick Cave. Moore recorded several instrumental versions. In Sphere Books published a novelization of the Cook and Moore screenplay. The novelization was written by Michael J. The film was well received in the UK but had mixed reviews in the United States. He enthusiastically called Bedazzled ' s satire "barbed and contemporary The unattributed and undated review in the Time Out Film Guide describes the film as a "hit and miss affair" which is "good fun sometimes", but suffers from a "threadbare" plot.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the remake, see Bedazzled film. UK theatrical release poster by Tom Chantrell. Note that this figure is a rental accruing to distributors. Retrieved 15 June The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June In Cook, Lin ed.
Arrow Books. Novelization by Michael J. Bird of the film script by PC and Dudley Moore. Published by Sphere Books. Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 8 July The New York Times. Retrieved 24 January Chicago Sun-Times. Time Out Film Guide London, UK: Virgin Books. Films directed by Stanley Donen. Works based on Faust. Historia von D. Johann Fausten Faustus, the Last Night Faust ballet Faust ballets. Categories Bedazzled - Dudley Moore Trio - Bedazzled films English-language films s comedy films Films about wish fulfillment Films directed by Stanley Donen Films set in London Works based on the Faust legend British comedy films.
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