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Alex in Wonderland (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  February 1971 (Australia)
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Beth Morrison
Meg Mazursky ...
Amy
Glenna Sargent ...
Nancy
Viola Spolin ...
Mrs. Morrison - Mother
Andre Philippe ...
Andre
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Leo
Joan Delaney ...
Jane
Neil Nephew ...
Norman (as Neil Burstyn)
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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re: the dude who got all pissy about the left wing hippie angle of the film
8 June 2007 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

It is so blatantly obvious that Mazursky is gently parodying the self righteousness of the hippie movement. When discussing the black uprising movie, it's the black dude who tells him it's a rotten idea. In a more stern observation, his wife is clearly upset and his family life is clearly hitting the skids and he goes on about an acid trip he and his friend took. His wife makes the incredibly accurate observation that he wants her to do what he wants her to do not what she wants to do.

Look I fly a little to the left of the left wing but to blather on about Hollywood being left wing when they want nothing more than to do movies where "things blow up real good" is kind of ridiculous.

The movie is good. It's not great. But it is a keen and well observed characterization of a creative man who is trying to keep his personal and creative life together and vibrant but falls prey to his own self doubts.


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