The sight of her in a tiny bikini bending over and accidentally pushing a dangerous button with her behind is a classic cinema moment but she also hit headlines with her full-frontal seductive dance in The Wicker Man the year before. Ekland later revealed that although she completely stripped off for the scene, she did not allow the camera to film one part of her body and the film makers secretly reshot the scene adding in a body double, a "stripper from Glasgow. Ekland said: "For me anything below the waist is private so I was prepared to be topless on film but I would not show my bottom and my agent made that very clear. No one told me, neither before nor after it happened. Ekland added: "Her bottom was much bigger than mine and she wore a blonde wig that was longer than my own hair. It was ridiculous and I was very upset. Well, when you see her swaying, it looks pretty professional.
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The screenplay by Anthony Shaffer , inspired by David Pinner 's novel Ritual , centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie to the isolated island of Summerisle, in search of a missing girl. Howie, a devout Christian, is appalled to find that the inhabitants of the island have abandoned Christianity and now practise a form of Celtic paganism. Paul Giovanni composed the film score. The Wicker Man is generally well-regarded by critics. In , a copy of the original U. In , Shaffer wrote a script treatment for The Loathsome Lambton Worm , a direct sequel with fantasy elements. Hardy had no interest in the project, and it was never produced.
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Such was her sexual power that the poor policeman - played by Edward Woodward - was tormented by desire for what he could not even see. But it went on to become a cult classic and Britt Ekland, who had already appeared in Get Carter with Michael Caine and in The Night They Raided Minsky's, went on to be an even bigger international star. But it is her role as Willow, the innkeeper's daughter in The Wicker Man, that inevitably makes men's eyes go misty. Just the memory of the Swedish beauty writhing naked against a wall can still give men of a certain age palpitations and with a 40th-anniversary cinema re-release of the film, Britt is set to have the same effect on a new generation of males. However her own memories of making the film, which she rather charmingly mispronounces as "the Wicky Man", are far from pleasurable. We shot it in Newton Stewart in south-west Scotland on a massive cliff with the sea pounding away below. Filming started in mid or late October and went on for about six weeks. It was very windy and cold but the film was supposed to be set in summer so we were not allowed any overcoats. Britt refused to strip completely for the famous dance scene and the use of a body double still rankles. No one told me, neither before nor after it happened.