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Greetings (1968)

X  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 January 1970 (Denmark)
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An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jonathan Warden ...
Paul Shaw
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Lloyd Clay
Richard Hamilton ...
Pop Artist
Megan McCormick ...
Marina
Tina Hirsch ...
Tina (as Bettina Kugel)
Jack Cowley ...
Fashion Photographer
Jane Lee Salmons ...
Model
Ashley Oliver ...
Bronx Secretary
Melvin Morgulis ...
'Rat' Vendor
Cynthia Peltz ...
Divorcee
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Earl Roberts
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Linda (Shoplifter) (as Ruth Alda)
Ted Lescault ...
Bookstore Manager
Mona Feit ...
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An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur film-making. Written by Philip Brubaker <phil@intrex.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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28 January 1970 (Denmark)  »

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Ciao America  »

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$39,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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This was the first film in the United States to receive an "X" rating (in its original release). It opened in New York on 15 December 1968. See more »

Quotes

Jon Rubin: Like the fisherman who keeps a list of areas where fishing is especially good, the peeper has in mind a number of particularly livley places to which he returns....hmmm
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References Blow-Up (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

So Loose and So Slow
Written by Eric Kaz
Performed by The Children of Paradise
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Wonderful, intelligent movie.
17 July 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best American movies in the sixties. It's form, sharpness, concision, subtlety and great comedy make it a peak of new-wave American cinema and show the real talent of Brian de Palma.

If the movie is political, it is not a propagandistic one. It is a real artistic work, where everything is relative, fun is everywhere, politics is ridiculed just as the lack of politics. Nothing stands to the great destructive power of the irony and of the cinema. MASH by Altman can be compared to this movie.

All this comes with a great directing skill and novelty. Hitchcock and French nouvelle vague can be an influence (they are actually cited in the movie), but de Palma is original and his merits are beyond any doubt.

A masterpiece!


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