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You Are What You Eat (1968)

A montage of the weird, a freak-out film that appeared when the expression was in fashion and in flower, along with the flower people. The film was one of the first exponents of the mobile ... See full summary »

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A montage of the weird, a freak-out film that appeared when the expression was in fashion and in flower, along with the flower people. The film was one of the first exponents of the mobile camera-rock track-optical effect school of filmmaking, and it is much a document as it is a documentary. A repellent and fascinating depiction of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, along with Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco and the East Village in New York. Tiny Tim amounts to something resembling a recurring motif and narrator. Written by alfiehitchie

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24 September 1968 (USA)  »

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The original planned title of this movie was "Love Is the Answer... What Was the Question". See more »

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Featured in Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document (1990) See more »

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Teenage Fair (Helmet Commercial)
Written by John Simon and Peter Yarrow
Performed by Rosko
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Wacky sound track! Wish I could find the film
2 December 1998 | by (Hammond,La.) – See all my reviews

I found this soundtrack long ago, and it is really wacky and psychedelic. The Peter Yarrow song, "Silly Girl," is sweet and gentle as it segues into "Desert Moog," an early use of this keyboard. The Tiny Tim "Be My Baby" is hilarious, as are the seemingly meaningless quotes of the preacher man. I would really like to see this movie - the photos on the cover give some clue as to how irreverent and experimental it must have been. "The Helmet Commercial" for the German motorbike helmet is like old Firesign Theatre stuff. This soundtrack has influenced some funny moments in my personal life, as I have found myself thinking of the quotes and of Tiny Tim serenading some hog or politician's wife. Seeing this film would certainly solve a mystery for me.


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