Alex in Wonderland

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For the 1959 TV series, see Alex in Wonderland (TV series).
Alex in Wonderland
Alex in Wonderland FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Produced by Anthony Ray
Larry Tucker
Written by Paul Mazursky
Larry Tucker
Starring Donald Sutherland
Ellen Burstyn
Music by Tom O'Horgan
Cinematography László Kovács
Edited by Stuart H. Pappé
Production
company
Coriander
MGM
Distributed by MGM
Release dates
  • December 17, 1970 (1970-12-17)
Running time
111 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Alex in Wonderland is a 1970 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky, written with his partner Larry Tucker, starring Donald Sutherland and Ellen Burstyn. Sutherland plays Alex Morrison, a director agonizing over the choice of follow-up project after the success of his first feature film. The situation is similar to the one Mazursky found himself in following the success of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) and he casts himself in a role as a new-style Hollywood producer. His daughter Meg Mazursky appears as Amy, one of Morrison's daughters. Noted teacher of improvisational theater Viola Spolin plays Morrison's mother. The film also features cameo appearances by Federico Fellini and Jeanne Moreau, and seems to be inspired by their work. In particular, Fellini's (1963), about a film director who's artistically stuck, is referenced. Moreau sings two songs on the soundtrack, "Le Vrai Scandale" (for which she wrote the words) and "Le Reve Est La."

Plot[edit]

Young director Alex Morrison feels compelled to follow his recent box-office hit with another blockbuster. While mulling over this dilemma, the director's mind wanders to his past, his present, and probable future.[2]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ALEX IN WONDERLAND (X)". British Board of Film Classification. February 11, 1971. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Alex in Wonderland at AllMovie

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