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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One -- In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they're making.

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William Greaves (writer)
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Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(6 articles)
Daily | William Greaves, 1926 – 2014
 (From Keyframe. 27 August 2014, 2:42 AM, PDT)

Class of 2013: 276 New Members Invited to Join the Academy
 (From Rope Of Silicon. 28 June 2013, 12:10 PM, PDT)

Academy adds record number of new members
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Patricia Ree Gilbert ... Herself - Actress Testing for Alice
Don Fellows ... Himself - Actor Testing for Freddy
Jonathan Gordon ... Himself - Soundman
Robert L. Rosen ... Himself - Production Manager (as Bob Rosen)
William Greaves ... Himself - Director
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Anspach ... Herself - Actress Testing for Alice (uncredited)
Audrey Heningham ... Black Lady clapping her Hands (uncredited)
Stevan Larner ... Himself - Cameraman (uncredited)
Terrence McCartney Filgate ... Himself - Cameraman (uncredited)
Maria Zeheri ... Herself - Camera Assistant (uncredited)

Directed by
William Greaves 
 
Writing credits
William Greaves (writer)

Produced by
William Greaves .... producer
Manuel Melamed .... co-producer
Manny Meland .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Miles Davis 
 
Cinematography by
Stevan Larner 
Terrence McCartney Filgate  (as Terry Filgate)
 
Film Editing by
William Greaves 
 
Production Management
William Henderson .... unit manager
Jeff Norwalk .... unit manager
Phil Parker .... unit manager
Robert L. Rosen .... production manager
Robert Rowen .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Gordon .... sound
Nicky Kaplan .... sound
John Polland .... sound
John Pollard .... sound
John W. Reavis Jr. .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Carrieti .... assistant camera
Clive Davidson .... assistant camera
Tibor Hirsch .... second camera operator
David Hoffman .... second camera operator (as Dave Hoffman)
Roland Mitchell .... still photographer
Syeus Mottel .... still photographer
Jerry Pantzer .... second camera operator
Maria Zeheri .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
David Greaves .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Johnny Pearson .... composer: additional music (as John Pearson)
Joseph Zawinul .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Scott Brody .... production assistant
Kathleen Collins .... production assistant
Barbara Linden .... production assistant
Roland Mitchell .... technical production manager
 

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75 min
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References "Candid Camera" (1960/I)See more »
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In A Silent WaySee more »

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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Film About Nothing, 30 July 2011
Author: Deb Anderson from Michigan

I gave this film a three only because it kept me interested enough in watching all of it. The film was an interesting experiment but brilliant? That's a stretch, at best, but for its time a big maybe, perhaps. It's a film about nothing but it is a film that is also filled with egomaniacs, misogynists, wannabes and hangers-on. I saw more talent from the candid crowd shots than I did the cast and crew combined of what the third party film crew was filming when the lens was actually focused or the view finder wasn't fixed at a treetop because someone was holding the running camera under their arm. It was a depressing journey on a continuous loop going nowhere, a carousel of blathering idiotic dialog and smug pseudo-intellectualism. It is an interesting time capsule but it's cringe inducing for any woman to watch. The interesting aspect is how many women were involved in the film crew (as well as the actresses) and not one of them flinched at the blatant and nasty undercurrent of misogyny that flowed throughout which was about the only constant this film accidentally chartered a course on and that was the subsequent impact this film left in its cinematic impact and wake.

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