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Alex in Wonderland (1970)

Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, ... See full summary »

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Paul Mazursky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Alex Morrison
Ellen Burstyn ... Beth Morrison
Meg Mazursky Meg Mazursky ... Amy
Glenna Sergent Glenna Sergent ... Nancy (as Glenna Sargent)
Viola Spolin Viola Spolin ... Mrs. Morrison - Mother
Andre Philippe Andre Philippe ... Andre
Michael Lerner ... Leo
Joan Delaney Joan Delaney ... Jane
Neil Burstyn Neil Burstyn ... Norman
Leon Frederick Leon Frederick ... Lewis
Carol O'Leary Carol O'Leary ... Marlene
Tox Drohar Tox Drohar ... Tox
Sophia Krischer Sophia Krischer ... Sophia
Gene Krischer Gene Krischer ... Gene
Paul Mazursky ... Hal Stern
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Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, Alex seemingly has his choice of what his next project will be. Alex has a few thoughts in his mind, such as a biopic of Lenny Bruce, or a movie about a black uprising in Los Angeles. As he makes the rounds both in the Hollywood community and European movie centers for ideas, he fantasizes about movie scenarios of those everyday situations he is in. These fantasies are influenced by his movie idols, some who he meets such as Italian director Federico Fellini and French actress Jeanne Moreau. Concurrently, he is considering what to do about his personal life. He, his wife Beth and their two daughters live a middle class lifestyle. He is wondering whether it makes sense to "move up", which means that movie making not only has to achieve his main purpose of saying something meaningful, but also has to be... Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1971 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Alex Csodaországban See more »

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Production Co:

Coriander See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When looking at house for sale, boom mic shadow appears below kitchen sink. See more »

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References L'idiot (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Ja-Le-Man-Si
Written by John Broughton and Stanley Brown
Performed by Hassan and His Afros
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Loved it.
8 January 2011 | by AnsculesSee all my reviews

i saw this for the first time last night and thought it was fantastic - the best Mazursky movie i've seen (by far). i come here and find it has a 5.0 and most people hate it... strange. must have hit me at the right moment. i've been interested in seeing it for 20 years - glad i didn't until now.

yes, portions are derivative and pretentious, but Sutherland's incredibly likable and the film has a free and easy feel reminding me of a kind of urban easy rider. it's more of a long poem than a standard movie.

the sequence at Mazursky's office is amazing.


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