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No More Excuses (1968)

Downey takes his camera and microphone onto the streets (and into some bedrooms) for a look at Manhattan's singles scene of the late sixties. Of course, that's not all: No More Excuses cuts... See full summary »

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Downey takes his camera and microphone onto the streets (and into some bedrooms) for a look at Manhattan's singles scene of the late sixties. Of course, that's not all: No More Excuses cuts between this footage and the fragmented tale of a time-traveling Civil War soldier, a rant from the director of the fictional Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, and other assorted improprieties. Written by Anonymous

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Edited from Balls Bluff (1961) See more »

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What's Wrong With the Way I Live
Written by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks
Performed by The Hollies
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17 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Switches between a reenactment of the assassination of Garfield, a documentary about a singles bar, a public service message about clothing your animals, scenes of a Revolutionary War soldier wandering through '60s New York City, and a story involving the a rape of a plump woman. And it's all fairly amusing, though rather pointless, basically the YouTube experience of its day. But it probably holds up better with time: though the production is primitive, grainy black and white footage with mostly no audio except a pleasantly ironic soundtrack, it's competently made and doesn't waste time, and there are even some twists at the end.


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