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Wanderlust (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | TV Movie 12 July 2006
A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.
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Credited cast:
Allison Anders ... Herself
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Herself
Robert Benton ... Himself
Karen Black ... Herself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Jeff Brouws Jeff Brouws ... Himself
William S. Burroughs ... Tom the Priest (archive footage)
Alfonso Cuarón ... Himself (as Alfonso Cuaron)
Kat Dennings ... Lila
Matt Dillon ... (voice)
Chris Eyre ... Himself
Monte Hellman ... Himself
Arthur Hiller ... Himself
Dennis Hopper ... Himself
Callie Khouri ... Herself
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A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.

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On the Road with American Road Movies


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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

IFC

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Tailslate Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The endings of many films featured in the documentary are shown, which may act as spoilers for some viewers. See more »

Goofs

Several titles are misspelled and/or listed incorrectly, such as Two Lane Blacktop, Sugarland Express, Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Stranger than Paradise. See more »

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Features Wild at Heart (1990) See more »

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The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Written by Pat MacDonald
Performed by Timbuk 3
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Hit the road!
13 July 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

"Wanderlust", the interesting documentary Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini directed, is one of the best things about the role of road movies in our culture. This most American form of entertainment can be found in films from other countries, but it's the American vast landscape, which gives films of this genre the appeal and the significance that translates so well in movies made by some of the best creators in the business.

The road movie's origins can be traced to the early westerns as the country expanded from East to West. Those early movies with the caravans of pioneers heading to settle the rest of the country, can be seen as a typical example of this phenomenon. Another example of this type of wanderlust is the migration of the thirties as people looked for other places that were a bit more hospitable.

"Wanderlust" succeeds in the interviews with some of the best creators of this particular style of movie making. We hear from Dennis Hopper, whose "Easy Rider", and others, typify the restlessness of the people taking the road. Allison Anders, another director that has set her stories that way, speaks intelligently about what is behind it all. Callie Khouri, Chris Eyre, Alexander Payne, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Gus Van Sant and all the others contribute to make clear as to why we are all attracted to the road and what it all means to them.

This excellent film was presented by IFC. Directors Berman and Pulcini have to be congratulated in producing this wonderful and informative documentary.


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