I have always had a fascination with Jane Birkin. Her stunning looks and incredible pout could stop traffic. Yesterday, after a good long period of crying, Miss Viv told me to turn the channel and watch WONDERWALL. The psychedelic SWINGING London film from 1968 was just what the Dr. ordered. I got lost in a blur of fab colors, fashion frenzy and soft soundtrack by George Harrison (my favorite Beatle).
I couldn't take my eyes of the screen. The quirky plot involves an eccentric but lovable scientist who forms an obsession with the girl next door. He creates a wonder wall full of peep holes in order to spy on the object of his affection. Set in 1960's London, Jane Birkin plays a fashion model named Penny Lane. A psychedelic fantasy that takes voyeurism to a new level. The treehouse like loft space is adorned with painted stars and silent movie posters. Wild wallpapers and magic stained glass panels drag the viewer into the absurd abyss. I was hoping to transport myself into that room somehow.