A young woman named Noah lives alone in New York. She is a disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She recalls her childhood, searching for a "safe place." As a child she met a magician in Central Park who presented her with magical objects: a levitating silver ball, a star ring, and a Noah's ark. She is romantically involved with two totally different men. Fred is practical but dull. Mitch is dynamic and sexy, her ideal fantasy partner. Neither man is able to totally fulfill her needs. Written by
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Opinion about this film was so divided when it was shown at the 1971 New York Film Festival that the audience broke out into shouting matches which nearly led to a brawl. See more
Last night... in my sleep... I dreamed that I was sleeping. And dreaming in this sleep that I had awakened... I fell asleep.
Jaglom's highly experimental sense of montage continues well into the closing credits, cutting between Orson Welles' hysterical laugh, aerial shots of the roof, the younger Noah in the window and older Noah leaning on the jukebox staring directly into the camera as the credits roll on the left side. See more
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Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Fred Astaire See more