Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas



I Love You, Alice B. Toklas is a 1968 comedy film starring Peter Sellers, directed by Hy Averback and featuring music by Harpers Bizarre. The film is set in the counterculture of the 1960s

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas : Original Movie Soundtrack

Elmer Bernstein (Arranged and conducted by Hans Rossbach)

6 comments:

marram62 said...

Poor Harold Fine (Peter Sellers)... he's a suit-and-tie-wearing Jewish professional who's being pressed by his fiancée (Joyce Van Patten, in a supremely whiny and irritating performance) to nail down a wedding date. Harold's bored and dissatisfied with his life, though; when he meets Nancy (Leigh Taylor-Young), a hippie-chick friend of his brother's, he decides to tune in, turn on, and drop out, in a big way. He flees the altar, leaving Joyce standing alone, and pursues the counterculture life. Soon, though, Harold discovers that the hippie life isn't all it's cracked up to be, with its hipper-than-thou hypocrisy adding up to little more than a different brand of conformity. Screenwriter Paul Mazursky skewers the shallowness of the '60s with dead-on humor and some hilarious set pieces; the scene where Harold and his straitlaced parents eat some of Nancy's "funny" brownies is especially memorable. Sellers's comic timing and physical awkwardness, paired with Mazursky's dialogue, makes this one of the better '60s-time-capsule flicks http://rapidshare.com/files/258678586/Alice_B._Toklas.rar

. said...

Can I live here? In the comments section of your blog? I mean, there's room, and I wouldn't make a mess or anything. It just seems like *home* ...

marram62 said...

well, i must say that i've never even considered that to be an option, what with all pressing business keeping me occupied with the main section of the blog, i've completely forgotten about the roominess and the the way it just kinda seems to just feel like "home' here in the comments section...easy to take something like that for granted! tell ya what....i'll think it over and we'll see, ok? how about that, sport?

. said...

Thanks. I'm now living in the chat section of a heavy metal fan site. It's way too noisy, so I'd like to move. I've checked out a number of possibilities (Dick Cheney's "Caring For Your New Puppy" blog was a contender until he disabled comments, as was the Barbed Wire Collector's Club message board) but I dunno, this place seems primo virtual real estate, and I like the view out onto Jellyfish Samich.

Reza said...

love the movie but the soundtrack's the best, dl in the hope that you incl track titles as Ive never been able to track this lp down, thank you

Ozzy said...

Link is dead!! Too bad...