Down 18,699 this week

A Fan's Notes (1972)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  21 July 1972 (Canada)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 14 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

A writer has a mental breakdown, unable to deal with the society around him. Based on Frederick Exley's novel.


0Check in

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
list image
a list of 79 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
a list of 9988 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
list image
a list of 2060 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Search for "A Fan's Notes" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: A Fan's Notes (1972)

A Fan's Notes (1972) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Fan's Notes.
1 nomination. See more awards »


Cast overview:
Patricia Collins ...
Mr. Blue
Julia Robinson ...
Bunny Sue


A writer has a mental breakdown, unable to deal with the society around him. Based on Frederick Exley's novel.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on book | See All (1) »








Release Date:

21 July 1972 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Journal d'un fan  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


CAD 800,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Fan's Notes
26 March 2009 | by (CZECH REPUBLIC) – See all my reviews

Perhaps they should have paid more attention to the script or the details in Frederick Exley's, A Fan's Notes.

Either way, you are on your own to form opinion on the merit of the film. It seems to value the themes from the book, but other than that, it omits certain features. I think it could have been a little more plausible if the writer was not insane. That is one example that I can think of. I did like it though, as it had it's moments. A sense of lunacy pervades it throughout. Jerry Orbach as Fred was quite capable and Burgess Meredith was in the film as well.

The details in Frederick Exley's, A Fan's Notes have been shortened obviously, as one needs to truncate certain scenes that do not translate onto the screen.

I think some people will enjoy it, others won't even understand the situation.

Either way, the copy of the film was cheap, as I bought it at a rummage sale at a Film School Archive in New York. I watch it at least every year.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anybody seen it? bathtubhoax
Discuss A Fan's Notes (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: