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Wonderwall (1968)

 -  Drama  -  12 January 1969 (UK)
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The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Prof. Oscar Collins
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Penny Lane
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Peurofoy
Richard Wattis ...
Perkins
Iain Quarrier ...
Young Man
Beatrix Lehmann ...
Mother
Brian Walsh ...
Photographer
Sean Lynch ...
Riley
Bee Duffell ...
Mrs. Charmer
Noel Trevarthen ...
Policeman
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Suki Potier ...
Girl at party
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The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and ceiling and peeps on her day and night. He loses himself in daydreams and delusions. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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...LET YOUR MIND WONDER...

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12 January 1969 (UK)  »

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The Indian portions of the soundtrack were recorded (live to two-track stereo) at EMI's studio in Bombay, in January 1968, and included Ashish Khan on sarod, and other musicians George Harrison knew through Ravi Shankar. The same sessions produced the backing track for "The Inner Light", which became the B-side of "Lady Madonna" - issued while The Beatles studied in India with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, later the same year. See more »

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A wonderful little film, if you can find it.

Well, I just saw a restored print of this at the Screening room. It is a marvelous piece, light and yet moving, filled with wonderful visuals, a great performance by Jack McGowran and a marvelous (and unfortunately out-of-print) score by everyone's favorite Beatle, George. The synopsis above just doesn't do justice to the film. Yes, it's about a daffy old guy who peers in on a lovely young woman living next door, but there's nothing creepy or pathetic about it. In fact, he's actually quite a bit a of a dashing and romantic figure in his own detached, weird way. One of the most notable things about the film is the art direction, done by the band/art collective The Fool. An obscure folk group (sort of a lesser Incredible String Band) they made the most of what was most likely a thin budget by pouring every ounce of energy into creating two amazing sets for the adjacent apartments of the old man and the young model. They are, without a doubt, two of the coolest looking places to live I have ever seen in a movie (I would give my eye-teeth to live in either one of those flats) and they form as much of a part of the main characters as the portrayal by the actors themselves. The old scientist lives in Celtic-Medieval warren, inspired by Pre-Raphaelite design, and the young model lives in a mod Sixties psychedelic/glam environment suffused with overtones of 20's/30's nostalgia. Both apartments then are filled with a yearning for the past and so, the old man becomes no more of a romanticist than the girl, despite his age. He is actually quite dashing in his cape and tuxedo when engaging in some of his later escapades, like some bandit out of a Fantomas picture. No, this movie isn't about a pathetic old guy lusting after a lithe young thing. It's about a few other things more interesting and perhaps more touching, but you'll have to find out for yourself. In any case it's a nice little treat worth finding, if you can.


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