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Alex In Wonderland (1970)

Alex, a  young long-haired Hollywood director wrestles with success while his wife copes with their domestic fallouts.

His attempts to make a follow-up to his smash-hit Hollywood debut are constantly hampered by interfering studio moguls, and he finds life tedious.

alexwonderland3Sadly, so did the small paying audiences who saw this film.

Donald Sutherland plays the navel-gazing auteur who takes LSD for inspiration, pokes fun at 1960s Hollywood and then fantasises about meeting Fellini (who appears as himself, along with Jeanne Moreau).

After minting a fortune at the box-office with Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), MGM allowed director Paul Mazursky to make any film he wanted. The result was this horribly self-indulgent and self-conscious bomb.

Mazursky tried being autobiographical again in the equally dire The Pickle (1993).

Donald Sutherland
Ellen Burstyn
Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
Meg Mazursky
Glenna Sergent
Viola Spolin
Andre Philippe
Michael Lerner
Hal Stern
Paul Mazursky

Paul Mazursky