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The Second Coming of Suzanne (1974)

R  |   |  Drama  |  October 1974 (USA)
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Jared Martin plays an aspiring film maker obsessed with the idea of Christ as a woman, and tries to film his vision with Sondra Locke as his subject. Supposedly based on a song by Leonard ... See full summary »

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Suzanne
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Film Maker
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Clavius
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Jackson Sinclair, the TV Commentator
Gregory Enton ...
Heathcliff, Logan's Film Group
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Margo, Logan's Film Group
Rudy Lavalle ...
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David Moody ...
Soundman, Logan's Film Group
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S.F., Logan's Film Group
Kari Avalos ...
Dorothy
Philip Schultz ...
Fenton
Gloria Stockton ...
Fat Lady
Charles Shull ...
Doctor
Winifred Mann ...
Helen
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Jared Martin plays an aspiring film maker obsessed with the idea of Christ as a woman, and tries to film his vision with Sondra Locke as his subject. Supposedly based on a song by Leonard Cohen (used in the film). Written by Michael Keller

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Record producer Mickie Most originally conceived this as a vehicle for Paul McCartney in the role of Clavius, but he was offered the role during the time of the break-up of The Beatles in 1970 and declined it. When Most met up with McCartney he later described him as "looking a bit like Jim Morrison after a bender". See more »

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Suzanne
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen
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pretentious and obnoxious.
29 March 2004 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

One of those post-psychedelic burnout non-movies that came out of the avant-garde independent cinema fringe in the early 70s. The stratospherically nuanced narrative concerns three men obsessing over a dove-like and rather pasty-looking Sondra Locke, who has been cast as a female Christ figure for an indie film production. Chockablock with specious arty imagery and pseudo-spirituality, the most troubling thing about this movie is its smug air of self-importance. Truth is, this film is an oblique, audience-divorcing pipe-dream which struts embarrassingly through its duration with impudently splayed tailfeathers.

Honestly, I have never seen such a wide load of unharnessed grandiosity in all my life, and I'll bet that 99.9 percent of people who view this will tune out within fifteen minutes to see anything that happens to be on television. 3/10


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