|Directed by||Arthur Barron|
|Produced by||Elliott Kastner
|Written by||Arthur Barron|
|Editing by||Zina Voynow|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release dates||May, 1973|
|Running time||90 minutes|
Jeremy is a 1973 film directed by Arthur Barron and starring Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor. In 1974, it was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. It was also entered into the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the prize for Best First Work.
Set in Manhattan, the story follows Jeremy Jones (Benson), a young Jewish boy who plays the cello as he pursues his love with his school mate, the graceful dancer Susan Rollins (O'Connor), during their sophomore year at the High School of Music and Art. As Jeremy learns life lessons from his wise and intelligent cello teacher, Susan begins to feel the connection between herself and Jeremy, but Susan's move to Detroit could ruin their relationship.
Love-shyness and Jeremy
In Dr. Brian G. Gilmartin's quantitative study on love-shyness, Shyness & Love: Causes, Consequences, and Treatments (1987), it was found that Jeremy was the most-viewed film by love-shy men (the surveys were mostly taken in the 1970s). Many reported obsessing over the movie (and Glynnis O'Connor): one man saw it eighty-six times. Another man, after viewing it forty-two times in the pre-home video era, paid $1,000 cash (despite making only $9,000 a year) for an illegal 16mm print of the movie in the late 1970s.
- Robby Benson - Jeremy Jones
- Glynnis O'Connor - Susan Rollins
- Len Bari - Ralph Manzoni
- Leonardo Cimino - Cello teacher
- Ned Wilson - Susan's father
- Chris Bohn - Jeremy's father
- Pat Wheel - Grace Jones - Jeremy's mother
- Ted Sorel - Music teacher in school
- Bruce Friedman - Shop owner
- Eunice Anderson - Susan's aunt
- "Blue Balloon (The Hourglass Song)" sung by Robby Benson. Written by Joseph Brooks.
- "Jeremy" sung by Glynnis O'Connor. Written by Lee Holdridge and Dorothea Joyce.
- "Festival de Cannes: Jeremy". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
- http://www.love-shy.com/Gilmartin/toc.htmlShyness & Love: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment
- Brian G. Gilmartin (1987). Shyness & Love: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment (excerpts in HTML, full document as .PDF file) (ISBN 0-8191-6102-0).
|This 1970s drama film–related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|