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You Are What You Eat (1968)

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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 ...
Himself (archive footage)


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 »


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


Teenage Fair (Helmet Commercial)
Written by John Simon and Peter Yarrow
Performed by Rosko
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Experimantal Film on an experimental way of life
8 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film was not solely about San Francisco, as one poster claims.

It was an experimental film about an experimental way of life.

It was filmed in L.A., Woodstock, SF, NYC, possibly NM. the Calif. desert.

I believe the little blonde boy was Godot, who died when he fell through a skylight when he was around 5 years old.

We did film at the Greta Garbo Home for Wayward Girls & Boys. That is what the John Simon song is about. (My Name is Jack)

YAWYE broke the Bonnie and Clyde records at Carnegie Hall Cinema when it first opened.

I have an original poster & the Soundrack and I had a cameo role in the film.

The minister was Rev. Malcolm Boyd.

One of the topless girls was John Sebastian's wife,Cecci

It was recently shown at the Cinamatique Film Festival at the Egyptian in Hollywood, Barry McGuire and I introduced the film and discussed it for a rather large audience, before the screening.

Michael Butler the producer of HAiR the Broadway musical and later the film version, was a co producer.

You hear a horn honk in the SuperSpade scene. Carol Wayne who was watching us film, accidentally honked the horn on DP Barry Feinstein's Harley, which was in their living room!

I'd love to see all the films the worst of the critics on this board have produced, directed or written!!LOL

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