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Picnic (movie)

Picnic is a 1955 film which tells the story of of a drifter who crashes a small town's Labor Day picnic and romances a girl who's already spoken-for. It stars William Holden, Kim Novak, Susan Strasberg[?], Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell[?], Nick Adams[?] and Rosalind Russell.

The movie was adapted from the William Inge play by Daniel Taradash[?]. It was directed by Joshua Logan[?].

It won Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color and Best Film Editing. It was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture and Best Picture.

In 1957, a marketing specialist announced that for six weeks he had included subliminal messages in showings of the movie Picnic. The messages supposedly said: "Eat Popcorn, Drink Coca-Cola." He claimed that sales of his products increased from 18 to 57%. He later admitted that his claims were just a marketing trick.

Picnic was remade for television in 1986, starring Gregory Harrison[?], Jennifer Jason Leigh[?], Michael Learned[?], Rue McClanahan[?] and Dick Van Patten[?]. It was directed by Marshall W. Mason[?]. It was again remade for television in 2000, starring Bonnie Bedelia[?], Josh Brolin[?], Gretchen Mol[?], Jay O. Sanders[?] and Mary Steenburgen. The screenplay was adapted by Shelley Evans[?], and the movie was directed by Ivan Passer[?].

Picnic[?] is also a Japanese movie.



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