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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : two takes

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  • BLU-RAY 791.43 S986 (CEN)

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Director approved Blu-ray special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, take 2 1/2: Audrey Henningham, Shannon Baker, Jonathan Gordon, Marcia Karp, Steve Buscemi.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2020]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (75, 99 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm)


Not rated.


"In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, the pioneering William Greaves 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 2 1/2. 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."--Container.


Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, take one: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.

Special features: High-definition digital transfers of both films, approved by director Willaim Greaves, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks ; Discovering William Greaves (2006), a documentary on the director's career, featuring Greaves, his wife and coproducer Louise Archambault Greaves, actor Ruby Dee, filmmaker St. Clair Courne, and film scholar Scott MacDonald ; interview from 2006 with actor Steve Buscemi ; trailer.


  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, take one / Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, take 2 1/2

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