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Title Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : two takes / by William Greaves.

Published [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  10116  SEVEN DAY LOAN  Recently returned
Physical description 2 videodiscs (75 minutes, 99 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 360.
Criterion collection ; 360.
Notes Accompanied by: 1 booklet containing cast/crew credits, production notes, and an essay by Amy Taubin (36 unnumbered pages : colour illustations ; 19 cm.).
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : take 2 1/2 originally produced as a motion picture in 2005.
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
Title from container.
Contents Disc 2. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2: Introductions/Credits ; Alice does her makeup ; "You have so many skins" ; Secret debates ; Role playing ; "From reality to reality of the scene" ; Seizing the medium ; Q&A ; The new and the old meet ; "Who's the cameraman?" ; "Stand by, roll it, action. . . cut" ; Thirty-five years later ; Blocking ; Director's agenda ; Old emotions and self-control ; "We're going to do psychodrama" ; "Are you Freddie now or what?" ; "This is bullshit!" ; Reconciliation ; Meeting Jamilla ; End credits ; Color bars (2003) (99 min.) -- Steve Bucemi interview [featurette] (13 min.).
Disc 1. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one: Couples/Opening credits ; Film this film being filmed ; "Over the cliff" ; Actor and director ; Secret meeting ; Bill, the director ; Freddie and Alice ; "I'd just like to act better" ; Bill, the actor ; Faggy fag, butch fag, or straight ; The actress breaks ; An experiment? ; Crew confronts Bill ; Singing the script ; "Who's moving whom?" ; Final couple/End credits ; Color bars (1971) (75 min.) -- Discovering William Greaves [featurette] (61 min.) -- Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Credits Credits: Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2: Janus Films ; Steven Soderbergh presents ; in association with William Greaves Productions, Inc. ; co-producer, Louise Archambault ; produced and directed by William Greaves ; cinematography, Terrence McCartney-Filgate, Phil Parmet, Stevan Larner, Henry Adebonojo, Jonathan Weaver ; editor, Christopher Osborn.
Credits: Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one: Janus Films ; Take One Productions Ltd. presents ; co-producer, Manuel Melamed ; produced, directed and edited by William Greaves ; directors of photography, Terry Filgate, Stevan Larner ; music by Miles Davis.
Performers Cast: Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2: Audrey Henningham, Shannon Baker, Jonathan Gordon, Marcia Karp, Steve Buscemi.
Cast: Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one: Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon, Bob Rosen, William Greaves.
Summary Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2: This film begins with two different actors (whose original footage was unused), playing the characters from "Take One," meeting after a long time apart. Many of the characters and some of the original crew members return, and appear to be playing versions of themselves rather than themselves, adding layers of reflexivity to the film. With old and new versions juxtaposed, Greaves seems to be analyzing the first film with greater perspective, and re-analyzing the second, too.
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one: There have been many films about their own making, but few that examine the creative process from so many perspectives as this one. Greaves uses the shooting of one scene to analyze film production, beginning with directorial fallibility, the inherently collaborative nature of film making, and the creative possibilities that emerge from hardship. In the end, this renders the line between documentary and fiction moot, as Greaves opts for a controlled chaos that transforms the film, into an artifact placed far beyond recognized cinematic norms.
System notes DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; Take one: aspect ratio 1.33:1 [full frame]; Take 2 1/2: widescreen, aspect ratio 1.78:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Language notes In English with optional subtitles in English.
Other author Buscemi, Steve, 1957- actor.
Karp, Marcia, 1942- actor.
Baker, Shannon, actor.
Henningham, Audrey, actor.
Rosen, Robert, 1940- actor.
Gordon, Jonathan, actor.
Fellows, Don, 1922-2007, actor.
Gilbert, Patricia Ree, actor.
Osborn, Christopher, 1969- editor of moving image work.
Archambault, Louise, film producer.
Soderbergh, Steven, 1963- film producer.
Davis, Miles, composer.
Larner, Stevan, director of photography.
Macartney-Filgate, Terence, director of photography.
Melamed, Manuel, film producer.
Greaves, William, film producer, film director, editor of moving image work, actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
William Greaves Productions, production company.
Take One Productions, presenter.
Janus Films, film distributor.
Subject Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary-style films.
Experimental films.
Nonfiction films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Drama.
Motion picture industry in motion pictures -- Drama.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Drama.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Drama.
Central Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Experimental films.
Feature films.
Documentary-style films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Variant Title Two takes.
Other title Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2.
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one.
Standard Number 715515021029
ISBN 1934121088
Publisher Number CC1660D Criterion Collection