Alice doesnt Live Here Anymore- Marching ahead of timesJune 20th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by GD
This women-centered story has adult scenes and adult humor which are absolute no-no for children, so next time you are tuning into the movie just keep your eyes and ears open. Why is it called women-centered? Its because it talks about a widow who moves with her son to Tucson,Arizona, to start her life again. A woman is normally expected to lead a somber life after her husband dies but with Alice Hyatt, played by Ellen Burstyn, the trend of living her life on her own terms begins. Ellen Burstyn has even won an Academy award as the best actress for the role. The movie was written by Robert Getchell and has been directed by Martin Scorsese.
The change evolving in the US society where women were beginning to drift from their regular lifestyles had to be noticed, and the best way to make it noticeable is through movies. Then why should a women keep playing the role of a typical understanding wife, or a victim of domestic abuse or rape, or even for that matter a prostitute. It was time to appear in roles which make them break away from conventional roles. Do you think the actress, Ellen Burstyn, felt the same? Why not, she was the one, in fact, who felt that a change of role is needed in her career as she had noticed the changes happening in her society.
You would be astonished to know that it was her agent who found the script for Alice. He even offered Ellen to direct the movie. She refused but played an important role in directing the movie unofficially, as an executive producer.
Tags: academy award, adult humor, alice hyatt, best actress, domestic abuse, ellen burstyn, executive producer, eyes and ears, lifestyles, martin scorsese, prostitute, rape, robert getchell, tucson arizona