A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.
A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.
After realizing that all world is spoiled, Marie and Marie are committed to be spoiled themselves. They rip off older men, feast in lavish meals and do all kinds of mischief. But what is all this leading to?
The mother of several small children feels lonely and isolated In, Pennsylvania's rust-belt, her husband works sporadically and as he's abandoned her so does she abandon her husband and children, spending time in bars picking up men. One night she meets a petty thief who treats her - in her thinking - better than she had ever been, but what kindWritten by
Elia Kazan then -wife's only movie is unique.Barbara Loden was cast as Beatty's sister in the marvelous "splendor in the grass"(1961):a diametrically opposite part to "Wanda".The gal in Kazan's movie,unlike Beatty and Wood's characters ,initiates the events instead of reacting to them,even if she won't escape her fate.Wanda is not that kind of girl.She's a nothing girl who's got nothing.She's born to be a slave,an object.The first to come can treat her like a dog,still,she will be rapturous about him.
Wanda is one of the most depressing character you can see on the screen.Shot in 1970,when women's lib was at its height,it might be a metaphor of the female condition.It was Kate Millet's time,John and Yoko Lennon used to sing "woman is the nigger of the world".But anyway ,"Wanda " is timeless ,unhip(meant as a compliment),and seems to come from another world.Primarily a road movie,but a stark one.The influences,as an user has already pointed out,should be found in European cinema,Fellini's"la strada",for instance,but Anthony Quinn had something human going for him,whereas M.Higgins is totally devoid of any sensitivity.
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