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Release Date:
12 January 1969 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
...LET YOUR MIND WONDER...
Plot:
The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A glossy cine-magazine of Jane Birkin. See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jack MacGowran ... Prof. Oscar Collins

Jane Birkin ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suki Potier ... Girl at party

Anita Pallenberg ... Girl at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Massot 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gérard Brach  story
Guillermo Cabrera Infante  screenplay

Produced by
Andrew Braunsberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Harrison 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Waxman 
 
Film Editing by
Rusty Coppleman 
 
Production Design by
Assheton Gorton 
 
Costume Design by
Jocelyn Rickards 
 
Makeup Department
Pat Grant .... hair stylist
Aldo Manganaro .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ed Harper .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Benson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Arnold Chapkis .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Laurie Clarkson .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Hall .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Evangeline Harrison .... assistant costume designer (as Vangie Harrison)
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Sloman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tony Ashton .... musician: keyboards and vocals
John Barham .... musician: piano and flugelhorn
Roy Dyke .... musician: drums
George Harrison .... music producer
Colin Manley .... musician: vocals and guitar
Tommy Reilly .... musician: harmonica
Philip Rogers .... musician: bass
 
Other crew
Susanna Merry .... continuity
Alan Passes .... translator
 

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92 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
Certification:
UK:15 (1998) | UK:AA (1970)

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Virtually all the soundtrack music was instrumental, with only occasional voices (and those slowed down, or in a foreign language). One lyrical song, "In The First Place", was recorded but not submitted; George Harrison didn't think it would suit Joe Massot. Harrison was mistaken, as it turned out; when the record turned up as the movie was being restored, Massot happily added it to the soundtrack, and a single was belatedly issued. Harrison was pleased to see the record come out, having learned that former Remo Four member Colin Manley was suffering from cancer, and the royalty payments would help with his bills. (Manley died in April 1999.)See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Oasis Uncut (1997) (TV)See more »
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12 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A glossy cine-magazine of Jane Birkin., 4 February 2005
Author: Peter Whittle from London, England

'Wonderwall' was one of four 'alternative-cinema' films to debut at the newly opened:'CINECENTA' multi-complex off Leicester Square in January 1969. It had previously had its 'World-Premiere' at the Cannes Film Festival in 1968.

The 'George Harrison' Soundtrack of Indian Ragas & etc. are the aural sound-sheet of a truly reprehensible plot with dull stupefyingly mind-numbing 'animated inserts'such as Butterflys escaping from a collectors album.The whole film seems to be a 'screen-test' for Jane Birkin.She wears coloured tights,Indian dresses,Sunglasses,& on & on............Jack MacGowran actually seems out-of-place in his admirable interpretation of a stuffy lonely Zoological Professor. The actual idea of a lonely bachelor peeping through a hole in a wall on his beautiful débutante neighbour is brilliant.The film doesn't make enough on this concept alone. The Film is too chic & it retains no style.Jane Birkin is flamboyant & exotic but she doesn't have a single word of dialogue.(Except some gibberish heard when the Professor eavesdrops).I assume this was intentional BUT a bad decision.Not hearing Jane Birkin speak makes her even more Kewpie-doll & a window-dressed mannequin throughout this movie. The 'Word-Cards' that were inserted should really now come out & the Director should issue a 'Director's Cut' taking out all the period 'animated-inserts' & politely asking MsBirkin to NOW add a voice-over in suitable places.Perhaps any additional footage could be restored because the film doesn't hold a strong enough allure.(Except of course la Birkin in nice poses!).

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