Richard Gere Movies

3 Unforgettable Movies of Richard Gere

Richard Gere has enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a movie actor for a span of thirty five years. And when it comes to Hollywood, that’s really saying something. But, what is it about this actor that makes you want to see the next round of Richard Gere movies? I don’t know about anyone else, but for me it’s “the walk.” His walk is sexy, suave, masculine and with a twist of sass and almost a little sweetness. No matter how you describe it, his walk has had me mesmerized for at least the last thirty years.

The American Gigolo (1980) Julian

There were earlier movies, but for me, Richard Gere first walked on the scene during The American Gigolo. As the name suggests, Julian was a gigolo who was very much concerned about his good looks, fashion, exercise and keeping the ladies happy, which included Lauren Hutton. Who could forget the scene where he takes out about 5 or 6 suits, lays them on the bed and coordinates each one with a tie? Back then, this type of attention to fashion was unheard of for men. This is one of the best Richard Gere movies for watching him strut his sexy stuff. This was a major treat, considering the bland and predictable plot of this movie.

An Officer and a Gentleman (1983) Zack Mayo

An Officer and Gentleman is also one of the most memorable of his movies. The movie shows Zack Mayo (Gere) going to a small coastal town trying to go through flight training school to become a Navy aviator. In the end, Zack passes the course, becomes an aviator, marries a local girl, fulfills her dream of marrying an aviator and takes her away from this boring town. Anyone who is a hopeless romantic will love this movie. Who can forget the scene in which Zack walks into the manufacturing plant in his Navy Whites and sweeps Debra Winger off of her feet? Pure Hollywood magic! As expected, the movie reviews were very positive. Once again, that sexy walk into the plant will always get you. This is by far, one of the more memorable Richard Gere movies.

Pretty Woman (1990) Edward Lewis

Richard Gere is wonderful as the very wealthy business executive who rescues a beautiful prostitute from the streets. Boy and girl (Julia Roberts) meet under unusual circumstances and fall in love. It is a twist on a common theme, but the movie works on all levels. Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) struts his stuff in perfectly tailored business suits, although now he has a head full of beautiful salt and pepper hair. The popularity of this movie brought Gere back into the limelight.

In conclusion, these are some of the more unforgettable Richard Gere movies. But did you know that John Travolta was offered the leading roles in both “The American Gigolo” and “An Officer and a Gentleman” but turned both of them down? Gives you food for thought doesn’t it.

Is There Any Difference Between Erotic Cinema, Sexy Reality TV Or Porn?

Before I was able to secure funding to write, produce, and direct indie feature films I started in reality programming. I created the America’s Wildest Bachelor Parties (AWBP) reality series. I enjoyed distribution success with it and was able to launch Slice of Americana Films. I consider myself a passionate screenwriter, producer, and director. But I also like to create fun and sexy entertainment.

I have been working with the same editor, Tim Beachum aka The SEO Bully, for close to 7 years. In that time he and I both get approached from time to time by friends or friends of friends outside of the entertainment industry that want to get into the porn industry. The pitch usually is the same. They have access to hot looking talent, a sweet location, and money to budget the shoot.

I was in Virginia Beach at a bar with Tim we were having a few brews when the waitress kept looking at me kind of funny. A couple of rounds later she asked me, “If I was really a porn producer from California?” Tim started laughing. He knows I do not dig it when people get the wrong information. That is why he kept laughing.

I asked where she heard that, the owner of the place showed her trailers for America’s Wildest Bachelor Parties and Fantasy Striptease Private Shows I had produced. She had won a battle of the g-string contest on the beach recently and thought there was more money in adult entertainment. She got $500 for winning the contest and showing her entire self to a rowdy crowd.

Like a scene out of a bad movie, Tim introduces me to the owner, and decides to have a good laugh at my expense. The owner pitches me on producing a porno movie at a beach house he owns. I always try to be polite in these situations with a “thanks, but no thanks” type of response, especially when the buckets of ice beer, top-shelf shots, and food are on the house. I told him I did not do adult entertainment, not because any moral stand, it just wasn’t my thing.

He had watched America’s Wildest Bachelor Parties California and Las Vegas editions on VOD and Fantasy Striptease Private Shows on DVD. He told me they were porn in his eyes. Tim knew what my response was going to be, he has heard me tell me other people many times. AWBP and Fantasy Striptease are on Amazon.com, that company does not sell porn. There are no sex scenes or simulated sex scenes depicted. AWBP is a fun reality series like Jersey Shore. There is drinking, strippers, nudity, and tons of laughs. The famous “tequila booty shot” was invented on camera with AWBP: CA by us. Fantasy Striptease is what I like to call tasteful erotic cinema with high production value.

Fantasy Striptease Private Shows – Sexy pin-up girls from your dreams come to life on screen. Six beautifully filmed vignettes blur the line between reality and fantasy. Hot Little Red Riding Hood, Naughty School Girl, Sexy CEO, Summer Girl, Latina Bikini Model, and Fiery Red Devil want to give you a point of view private show you won’t forget.

So tastefully filmed you can watch it alone or with that special someone. This DVD is a modern twist on vintage pin-up beauties. A sizzling soundtrack was added to enhance viewing enjoyment. This is one romantic journey you’ll watch over and over. Hell, I know for a fact the soundtrack is getting played in cars from So Cal to NY because the artists on it are spreading the word.

Even my good friend Tim thinks those titles could fall into the porn category.
I still disagree on that. When Playboy TV was interested in acquiring the rights for America’s Wildest Bachelor Parties I had a meeting at their production offices in LA. The executive I met with dug the concept, wanted to move forward, BUT needed me to include sex scenes and a cameo by a famous porn star in each episode.

Honestly, I do not know if I made the right call on passing working with Playboy TV, money is money after all. General deal points were discussed that included a guaranteed 3 episodes upfront, if it played well, they would produce 10 episodes each season at a fixed budget. I would act as the creative producer at a salary per episode. Their in-house production team and editing staff would do the rest. The LA production offices are designed to be efficient and crank out content. In no way is it glitzy at this location.

I still continue to pass on offers to direct and produce adult entertainment for newcomers with cash and a couple of the big companies in Chatsworth. I also pass on offers to direct mainstream indie films that I know are not going to work. I guess I still have not become a total mercenary for hire. I won’t commit to working on another production company’s project unless I genuinely like the script and producers involved. That is why I like taking ghostwriting and script doctor gigs. My name only appears on the check.

It would be interesting to get comments on what people think the differences are between erotic cinema, sexy reality program, and porn. Or if there really is any difference like I think there is. I do include nudity in indie films if it fits the story. My last two movies were about drug money, street power, and sex. So, it seemed a natural fit to have a couple of racy scenes between characters. One of my films Consignment does have one of the longest and top rated striptease scenes in cinema history. This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing SMASH CUT:

How an Indie Film Is Conceived by Screenwriting and Born Through the Labor of Delivering a Movie

Download free original screenplay of In with Thieves sexy crime drama and watch movie free online (bootlegs are everywhere) to see how an indie film is conceived by screenwriting and born through the labor of delivering a movie. I am one of many indie filmmakers that feel much more comfortable writing my own scripts because I know going in the story, cast, and locations all have to fit the budget and time constraints of independent cinema.

When I wrote the In with Thieves screenplay I knew exactly how much money there was to make it work. IMDB has an estimated $165,000 budget listed that is in accurate as if I falsely claimed to post how I seduced Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Day, Vida Guerra, and Lucy Liu in a dive bar located in Barstow. The reality was I had a fixed budget that left no room for reshoots or 20 take scenes. Cast and crew had to keep moving to get pages shot.

The original script you can download is longer than I usually write. 104 pages and 125 scenes are a lot to take down during an indie film shoot. The positive was that I was directing fully aware of what needed to be done and the script had gone through post-production for editing notes with film editor Tim Beachum before one frame was shot. Then like with all movies, there were unpredictable events that came to life. Even the artwork changed during distribution.

One supporting actor with limited, but important scenes, did not show up for a day of shooting that threw the entire shooting schedule off big time. No extra money to push a scene to another day. It boiled down to doing rewrites on set on the fly, dumping scenes, and working around an actor that did not show up on an important day of filming. The screenwriter in me was going crazy. I like to weave many threads into storylines. If an actor is a no-show I am reluctantly ready to massage the plot and write them out of the movie. Does a part of my screenwriting heart get disappointed? Yes. Does the producer and director part keep pushing forward to finish. Yes.

Indie filmmaking is all about making changes and seeing a movie done without having to going back hat in hand to beg for money from film investors because of a problem that can be adapted to and overcome. I made the mistake recently of investing money into a friend’s short film to get them started. I never fund outside projects, but this was a friend. Two days into shooting the movie was over because they could not adapt to changing what they had written on the page during production.

As far as I know I set up free script download for In with Thieves on my blog. This is the story I had envisioned playing to movie audiences. There had to be some changes due to circumstance. Read the script and watch the movie as a good example of how what is written on a page does not always make the final cut. This is indie filmmaker typing CUT TO.