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Alex in Wonderland (1970)

Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, ... See full summary »

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Beth Morrison
Meg Mazursky ...
Amy
Glenna Sergent ...
Nancy (as Glenna Sargent)
Viola Spolin ...
Mrs. Morrison - Mother
Andre Philippe ...
Andre
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Leo
Joan Delaney ...
Jane
Neil Burstyn ...
Norman
Leon Frederick ...
Lewis
Carol O'Leary ...
Marlene
Tox Drohar ...
Tox
Sophia Krischer ...
Sophia
Gene Krischer ...
Gene
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Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, Alex seemingly has his choice of what his next project will be. Alex has a few thoughts in his mind, such as a biopic of Lenny Bruce, or a movie about a black uprising in Los Angeles. As he makes the rounds both in the Hollywood community and European movie centers for ideas, he fantasizes about movie scenarios of those everyday situations he is in. These fantasies are influenced by his movie idols, some who he meets such as Italian director Federico Fellini and French actress Jeanne Moreau. Concurrently, he is considering what to do about his personal life. He, his wife Beth and their two daughters live a middle class lifestyle. He is wondering whether it makes sense to "move up", which means that movie making not only has to achieve his main purpose of saying something meaningful, but also has to be... Written by Huggo

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February 1971 (Australia)  »

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References La Strada (1954) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
Written by Richard A. Whiting and Johnny Mercer
Sung by Doris Day
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a strange one but a sweet little beauty!
12 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is definately not for everybody. I found this really interesting and since I started combining forces of cable TV with IMDB I discover really nice films. After all THERE ARE nice, different & interesting american films, even in the seventies!

Anyway, this movie is not for people who like one-dimentional films. This is both serious and funny, both tragic and amusing. Even if its not too slow, it won't appeal to those who like it fast.

Basicly it's about an intelligent director who is starting to lose it a bit. This is depicted in a most realistic way. I dont know what it has in common with Fellini's 8-IN-1, as I havent seen it. Anyway ALEX IN WONDERLAND implies a straight effect of 8-IN-1 on it.

The dialog is the strongest about this one and people on stupid action films or those who dont like a dialog based flick wont find anything in this one.


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