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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?

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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 Playtime (1967)See more »

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Fun and creepy, 11 February 2012
Author: runamokprods from US

An influential (in it's time), inventive 30 minute black and white short that examined an 'Ed TV' like idea way before others did. A woman has her life secretly filmed, edited and shown to a laughing audience each week. Far more surreal and stylized than the features and TV shows that later used this concept, it's stylish, a lot of fun and effectively creepy. On the other hand, the acting is amateurish, production values nonexistent, and the post dubbed sound is pretty awful. But somehow, that homemade quality sort of works with the story. Worth seeing if you have any interest in the semi-experimental late 60s cinema that combined what would have been sleaze with far more artistic aspirations (Brian DePalma, Bartel, and many others were part of this art/exploitation film trend).

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