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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes (Blu-ray)

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THE CRITERION COLLECTION

 

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In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, the pioneering William Greaves (Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey) presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they’re making. A couple enacts a breakup scenario over and over, a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew, locals wander casually into the frame: the project defies easy description.

Yet this wildly innovative sixties counterculture landmark remains one of the most tightly focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies, expanded thirty five years later by its unconventional follow-up, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take 2½. The “sequel” sees Take One actors Audrey Henningham and Shannon Baker reunited in a more personal, metatheatrical exploration of the effects of the passage of time on technology, the artistic process, and relationships—real and fabricated.

Extras
  • High-definition digital transfers of both films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Discovering William Greaves, a 2006 documentary on Greaves’s career, featuring Greaves, his wife and coproducer Louise Archambault, actor Ruby Dee, filmmaker St. Clair Bourne, and film scholar Scott MacDonald
  • Interview from 2006 with actor Steve Buscemi
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin and production notes by Greaves for Take One
Additional Information
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SKU 5050629902334
Catalogue Number CC3208BDUK
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1967, 2005
Director William Greaves
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Countries USA
Language(s) English
Running time 75 min total
Blu-ray region B
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