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Wonderwall (1968)

TV-MA | | Drama | 12 January 1969 (UK)
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Credited cast:
... Prof. Oscar Collins
... Penny Lane
... Mrs. Peurofoy
... Perkins
... Young Man
... Mother
Brian Walsh ... Photographer
Sean Lynch ... Riley
Bee Duffell ... Mrs. Charmer
... Policeman
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Suki Potier ... Girl at party
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The eccentric professor Oscar Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When a model (Penny Lane) and her photographer boyfriend move in next to him, he becomes fascinated with her. He drills holes in the walls and ceiling and peeps on her day and night. He loses himself in daydreams and delusions. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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...LET YOUR MIND WONDER...

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George Harrison's band for many of the soundtrack recordings was the Remo Four, who were contemporaries of The Beatles from Liverpool. Learning they were about to break up, Harrison hired them for one last project. Other musicians on the non-Indian tracks (recorded at De Lane Lea Studios) included John Barham, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Peter Tork (playing a five-string banjo Paul McCartney lent him) and Harrison himself, mostly under pseudonyms. See more »

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A glossy cine-magazine of Jane Birkin.
4 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

'Wonderwall' was one of four 'alternative-cinema' films to debut at the newly opened:'CINECENTA' multi-complex off Leicester Square in January 1969. It had previously had its 'World-Premiere' at the Cannes Film Festival in 1968.

The 'George Harrison' Soundtrack of Indian Ragas & etc. are the aural sound-sheet of a truly reprehensible plot with dull stupefyingly mind-numbing 'animated inserts'such as Butterflys escaping from a collectors album.The whole film seems to be a 'screen-test' for Jane Birkin.She wears coloured tights,Indian dresses,Sunglasses,& on & on............Jack MacGowran actually seems out-of-place in his admirable interpretation of a stuffy lonely Zoological Professor. The actual idea of a lonely bachelor peeping through a hole in a wall on his beautiful débutante neighbour is brilliant.The film doesn't make enough on this concept alone. The Film is too chic & it retains no style.Jane Birkin is flamboyant & exotic but she doesn't have a single word of dialogue.(Except some gibberish heard when the Professor eavesdrops).I assume this was intentional BUT a bad decision.Not hearing Jane Birkin speak makes her even more Kewpie-doll & a window-dressed mannequin throughout this movie. The 'Word-Cards' that were inserted should really now come out & the Director should issue a 'Director's Cut' taking out all the period 'animated-inserts' & politely asking MsBirkin to NOW add a voice-over in suitable places.Perhaps any additional footage could be restored because the film doesn't hold a strong enough allure.(Except of course la Birkin in nice poses!).


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