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The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970)

 -  Drama  -  5 April 1971 (Uruguay)
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Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Robert T. Westbrook, the movie is about 23 year old Columbia University dropout (Stanley Sweetheart) who seeks his identity during the sexual ... See full summary »

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Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Robert T. Westbrook, the movie is about 23 year old Columbia University dropout (Stanley Sweetheart) who seeks his identity during the sexual revolution. Written by Pfyre

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Stanley Sweetheart needs a new head. He's growing one in his magic garden.

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The New York Times reported in October 1969 that 'Sweetheart' had been cast with Ultra Violet, Candy Darling, Gerard Malanga, and was to feature Andy Warhol in his very first Hollywood film role, that of a "freaked-out psychiatrist." This obviously didn't happen. See more »

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The shadow of one of the crewmembers is visible as Stanley walks through the psychedelic corridors of Danny's underworld to arrive at the place where the song "Water" is played. See more »

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Fran: What's the film about, Stanley?
Stanley Sweetheart: Well, it's about a boy... and a girl... and how they use their aesthetic distance as a means to keep their egocentric mechanisms separated from their id.
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Tht title credit is followed directly by the music credits without even a passing mention to the actors. Only the crew members are credited in the opening credits. See more »

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References The Best House in London (1969) See more »

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Sweet Gingerbread Man
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
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A little gem.
28 May 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

At university I was part-time apsirant film-maker, part-time aspirant womaniser, and full-time aimless waster. Unsurprisingly this film struck a huge chord with me, when I stumbled across it during those bewildering days!

A great little film, lots of fun, just don't expect any niceties like, erm, a recognisable plot or a meaningful ending. The film-within-a-film - Stanley's outrageously bad student short "Headless" - is a real hoot and worth the price on its own!

Oh and if you like this, check out student rebellion in "The Strawberry Statement" and more of the young Don Johnson in "A boy and his dog", both recommended.


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