Ten: Blake Edwards Farce, Starring Dudley Moore and Bo Derek

In 10 (aka as Ten), a semi-successful farce written and directed by Blake Edwards, a composer (Dudley Moore) going through a midlife crisis meets a fantasy girl (Bo Derek at her most seductive)–she’s easily┬áthe perfect 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.

But when it comes to real relationships, he realizes he’s much better off with a intelligent and mature woman like Julie Andrews (Edwards’ real-life wife).

As a result of this movie, Bo Derek set the fashion for hairstyles in 1980, the first time an actress had done so since Debbie Reynolds’ pigtails in the 1950s.

Oscar Context:

The film was nominated for two Oscars: Best Song, “It’s Easy to Say,” with music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Robert Wells, and Original Score by Mancini.

The winners in those categories were David Shire and Norman Gimbel for “It Goes Like It Goes,” from Norma Rae, and Georges Delerue, who scored A Little Romance.

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