Cinema: Uneasy Rider

ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE Directed by MARTIN SCORSESE Screenplay by ROBERT GETCHELL

The place where Alice doesn't live any more is a cramped tract house in Socorro, N. Mex. The reason she doesn't live there any more is that her dense, repressive husband providentially dies in a truck accident soon after the movie begins. Now she is free to pursue her laughable but somehow touching dream of becoming a popular singer.

The dream was born in the claptrap romantic movies of the 1940s. Anachronistic Alice (Ellen Burstyn), who is bright enough in other...

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