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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 ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Paul Butterfield ...
Dave Dixon ...
John Herald ...
Sharmagne Leland-St. John ...
Super Nun Sister Immaculata Baby! (as Countess St. John)
Barry McGuire ...
Rosko ...
John Simon ...
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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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A trippy drag
7 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Even as a curio,this exercise in tedium is hard to take. I saw an

excellent print, full length, and believe me, you might be better off

with truncated versions. In editing this the big question would be "What

would you leave in? It's just a jumble of disconnected would be scenes; dispite John

Simons musical connections, the score is terrible. Zappa is seen but not

heard; the Lovin Spoonful must be hiding in there really well. The most

interesting musical note is one number where we hear the Band very

distinctly, backing Tiny Tim! Again, they are not in the movie.

In the most offensive scene, the film makers got permission to film

THE CROWD at the last Beatles show at Candlestick Park. (Yet here we get

a flash of them leaving). Then the crowds reactions (tearful young

girls) where spliced in to footage of Tiny Tim camping it up. So as

these girls watched something beautiful and historic passing from the

world; there emotions were turned into jokes.

The rest is just plain dull and awful.

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