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Release Date:
12 January 1969 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
...LET YOUR MIND WONDER...
Plot:
The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Peeping Tom Psychedelia See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jack MacGowran ... Prof. Oscar Collins

Jane Birkin ... Penny Lane
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Peurofoy
Richard Wattis ... Perkins
Iain Quarrier ... Young Man
Beatrix Lehmann ... Mother
Brian Walsh ... Photographer
Sean Lynch ... Riley
Bee Duffell ... Mrs. Charmer
Noel Trevarthen ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suki Potier ... Girl at party

Anita Pallenberg ... Girl at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Massot 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gérard Brach  story
Guillermo Cabrera Infante  screenplay

Produced by
Andrew Braunsberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Harrison 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Waxman 
 
Film Editing by
Rusty Coppleman 
 
Production Design by
Assheton Gorton 
 
Costume Design by
Jocelyn Rickards 
 
Makeup Department
Pat Grant .... hair stylist
Aldo Manganaro .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ed Harper .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Benson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Arnold Chapkis .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Laurie Clarkson .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Hall .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Evangeline Harrison .... assistant costume designer (as Vangie Harrison)
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Sloman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tony Ashton .... musician: keyboards and vocals
John Barham .... musician: piano and flugelhorn
Roy Dyke .... musician: drums
George Harrison .... music producer
Colin Manley .... musician: vocals and guitar
Tommy Reilly .... musician: harmonica
Philip Rogers .... musician: bass
 
Other crew
Susanna Merry .... continuity
Alan Passes .... translator
 

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92 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
Certification:
UK:15 (1998) | UK:AA (1970)

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Trivia:
Massot's original budget for the soundtrack was very small, and ran out almost immediately; George Harrison made up the difference out of his own pocket. The soundtrack album became the first solo project issued by a member of the Beatles.See more »
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Referenced in Out (1982)See more »
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8 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Peeping Tom Psychedelia, 18 February 2008
Author: vandino1 from United States

Any movie that is defended with the idea that it can only be enjoyed by viewing after taking drugs... well, c'mon, you know it's got to be pretty bad. And this is bad, no mistake about it. Sure, it's very colorful, and for the drug-inclined it's an eye-popping visual "overdose" of nostalgic psychedelia...

But at the the heart of this foolish fruity farrago is an offensive story of a geeky middle-aged man obsessing pervertedly over a pretty young woman living next door -- that obsession fueled by non-stop Peeping Tom activity. This sick invasion of privacy is treated as an excitable, joyous, comical diversion. It leads the geek professor to wild flights of fancy and lunatic dreams, giving us plenty of bizarre sequences filmed in full 60's psychedelic-meets-Richard Lester glory. But, wacky comedy-wise, it's weak tea in comparison to Lester's 'The Knack' or 'Help!' And considering the obvious Lester-Beatles influence (including the actor playing Birkin's boyfriend having a distinct Liverpudlian accent) it's no surprise that George Harrison provides the score.

Too bad that the score is awful. Whole scenes go by with virtually no dialogue, thus a catchy pop score from Harrison would be welcome, and add to the nostalgic value of the film beyond the psychedelia. Unfortunately we get the Shankar-sauce sitar-period Harrison. Only those finding a nostalgic trip from Indian music that sounds like the wailing of out-of-tune violins (or worse, the sound of a cat trapped inside bagpipes) will be pleased. Otherwise, it's an ear-offending slog.

And otherwise, filmically, you get a frantic but professional performance from Jack Macgowran, a lot of eye-catching shots of pretty cult-figure Jane Birkin, and a few comic bits that work.

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