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Waiting for the Moon 

Sundance prizewinner. Fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Stein & Toklas. Summer 1930s France, Alice tends to ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jill Godmilow

Writers:

Jill Godmilow (story), Mark Magill (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Hunt ... Alice B. Toklas
Linda Bassett ... Gertrude Stein
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Guillaume Apollinaire
Andrew McCarthy ... Henry Hopper
Bernadette Lafont ... Fernande Olivier
Adolfo Vargas Adolfo Vargas ... Pablo Picasso (voice)
Pierre-Alain Chapuis Pierre-Alain Chapuis ... Priest
Daniel Langlet Daniel Langlet ... Monsieur Thiele
Michèle Gleizer Michèle Gleizer ... Madame Thiele (as Michèle Gleiser)
Bruce McGill ... Ernest Hemingway
K.C. Schulberg ... Stage Manager
Pascal Cambon Pascal Cambon ... Sound Effects Man
Liliane Rovère ... Bordello Madame (as Liliane Rovere)
Brigitte Bellac Brigitte Bellac ... Prostitute
Jean Achache Jean Achache ... Doctor
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Sundance prizewinner. Fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Stein & Toklas. Summer 1930s France, Alice tends to ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier, Guillaume Apollinaire, others; and Hemingway pops in. Written by trivwhiz

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Certificate:

PG
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Country:

UK | France | USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esperando a la Luna See more »

Filming Locations:

Nucourt, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$751,555
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Linda Hunt was 41 or 42 at the time of production, while Alice B. Toklas both the real person, and the character Hunt portrayed, was aged 59 to 62 during the late 1930s (the exact 1930s year is not specified in the film, although it is concurrent with the Spanish Civil War, July 17, 1936 to April 1, 1939), the time period setting for the film. See more »

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This is a fictional film inspired by the lives of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. The events depicted are not intended to be and should not be accepted as factual. See more »

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Wish it were available now
22 January 2005 | by lanihvSee all my reviews

We saw this on public television and thought that it was an excellent portrayal of the relationship between these two fascinating women. They lived openly as a couple in a time when it was a good deal more dangerous and unusual to do so than now.

Linda Hunt as always is a riveting actress, and Alice B. Toklas may have been the more interesting member of the couple. I certainly wouldn't call Linda Bassett "starry-eyed" - she's as masculine, egotistical, and commanding a presence as she was described in real life. This production is fairly true to Gertrude's autobiography, which she published under Alice's name.


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