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The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970)

R | | Drama | 5 April 1971 (Uruguay)
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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Man in Cafe
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Stanley Sweetheart
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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. See more »

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Amor a su manera  »

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Warhol veteran Joe Dallesandro was originally cast in the role of Stanley Sweetheart. Dallesandro was fired when he would consistently arrive on the set late and cause trouble with the cast and crew. Ironically, Andy Warhol himself later referred to the film as "the quintessential, most truthful studio-made film about the '60s counterculture". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Stanley Sweetheart: [as a film director] I think you're going to enjoy this. It's an interesting character study of life.
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Crazy Credits

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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Magic Mountain
Written by War and Jerry Goldstein
Performed by Eric Burdon & War
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Step into the late 60's world of ANDY WARHOL!!!!
29 July 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This could be the definitive film of Andy Warhol's New York sub-culture...and a rare one to find at that! It captures the decadence, the confusion, the drugs, the music and the 'boredom' of this underground world, and it all revolves around the character of Stanley Sweetheart. Don Johnson, in his first film role, plays this character brilliantly, capturing all of this insatiable desire for sensation in this beautifully androgynous performance. There also seems to be an underlying text of hidden homosexual desires, which Stanley continually suppresses, although he seems drawn to Danny character. It's a fascinating work of decadence and decay, and you can just feel Andy Warhol overlooking the whole world of Stanley's decline.


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