When Alice Hyatt (Ellen Burstyn) is suddenly widowed after years of domesticity, she decides to travel to Monterey, California with her 11-year-old son Tommy to resume a singing career. In Phoenix, Arizona she gets a job singing at a piano bar and begins a relationship with Ben, who turns out to be married and a spouse abuser. In Tucson, she puts her dream of singing on hold and becomes a waitress. She meets a farmer, David and begins to think about a new life of domesticity. —IMDb
Martin Scorsese was born in New York City and soon developed a passion for cinema and a particular admiration for neo-realist cinema which inspired him and influenced his view or portrayal of his Sicilian heritage. After graduating from NYU Film School in 1966 and making a number of shorts, he shot his first feature-length film Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1968) with fellow student, actor Harvey Keitel, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker both of whom were to become long-term collaborators. Mean Streets followed in 1973 and provided the benchmarks for the ‘Scorsese style’. After Scorsese directed Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the trio was reunited for the dark journey of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. After New York, New York Scorsese released Raging Bull. The acclaimed biography of middleweight fighter Jake LaMotta was followed by exploration of fans as pariah in The King of Comedy, dark-comic dreams in After Hours and pool sharks in The Color of Money. Scorsese outraged some religious… read more
Scorsese's most neglected masterpiece, and the film of his that inspired other filmmakers the most. This psychedelic melo is one of those rare artworks that makes you feel that anything is possible. And Ellen Burstyn was something completely new to U.S. screen acting. The sun-bleached southwest provides a visionary calm and it was Scorsese's genius to look right into that bedazzlement.
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Martin Scorsese is as you know, one of my favorite filmmakers of all time. His films are all brilliant and astounding. Here is somewhat refer to as Scorsese’s first chick-flick. It isn’t that much… read review
Martin Scorsese’s worst movie is too bad a movie to deserve being called a Martin Scorsese movie. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was an early, unsure effort, but that does not excuse its cloying dialogue… read review