The plot of the story is not what drives this film, however. It is the musical and visual aspects that make this production what it is. The score, which Harrison conceived to be the complete opposition from anything 'Beatles', is successful. No longer flirting with the sitar, Harrison fully indulges in his Eastern interest, creating a beautiful soundtrack that is both subtle enough to fit the film and yet empowering enough to not go unrecognized. Visually, the film is absolutely stunning. Contrast between the professor's dreary apartment and Penny's swirl of neon colors, per designed by the design collaborative the Fool (also responsible for the digs of George Harrison and Pattie Boyd).
Filmed about a year after Birkin exploded onto the scene in the film Blowup, Wonderwall successfully captures the essence of the late 60s - a blend of psychedelic innocence, false eyelashes, neon tights, flowers and butterflies, drugs, and the electricity of Swinging London.