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Paul Bartel (writer)
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A woman suspects that someone has clandestinely been filming her life and that her friends and acquaintences are seeing the movies in secret screenings. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Amy Vane ... Jane
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Carlson ... Dick

Barry Dennen ... Psychiatrist
Connie Ellison ... Helen
Gordon Felio ... Mr. Troppogrosso
Camille Fife ... Second Secretary
Glenn Johnson ... Disc Jockey (voice)
Mara Lepmanis ... First Secretary
Estelle Omens ... Jane's Mother
Mimi Randolph ... Waitress / Ticket Seller / Nurse

Directed by
Paul Bartel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Bartel  writer

Produced by
Paul Bartel .... producer
Burt Bluestein .... associate producer
Bob Schulenberg .... producer
Fred Wellington .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
The Rusty Nails 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Wellington 
 
Film Editing by
Sam Moore 
 
Production Design by
Bob Schulenberg 
 

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30 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was remade, 15 years later, as an episode of "the Amazing Stories", co-starring film-maker Paul Bartel in a key-role.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: The shadow of the camera is visible during the track into the restaurant.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
leave this gem alone, Mr Spielberg, 3 September 2004
Author: poguemathon from Silver Lake, CA

Okay, you've chanced to see something that sticks in your craw after gawd only knows how many decades - much like "Eclipse of the Sun Virgin" and a few other rarities from the day of true "underground" film. So you decide to check it out on IMDb just to see if anyone else has had the same grace and seen this movie. And you find out that it has already been filtered and reduced to some pablum for the masses already, and for TV, no less. Leave this gem alone, Mr Spielberg. The black and white ORIGINAL is so powerful and fun and dark that doing anything with the content or.... needless to say, Hollywood seems to have run out of ideas, or original ideas, or any means to make a buck without investing a whole lot of energy (as I see it). This wonderful movie should be on any serious film buff's list of must sees. Are you paranoid? This movie gives credence to anyone and all of us who have felt that there ain't an inch of life left to ourselves and that your meager little life is an open book for other's amusement - and our personal horror. Love love love this film.

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