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Cast

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Sarah White ... Sun Green
Eric Johnson ... Jed Green / Devil
Ben Keith ... Grandpa Green
Erik Markegard ... Earth Brown
Elizabeth Keith ... Grandma Green
Pegi Young ... Edith Green
James Mazzeo ... Earl Green
Paul Supplee ... Officer Carmichael
Sydney Stephan ... Widow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Donkin ... Imitator (as Echobrain)
Dylan Donkin ... Imitator (as Echobrain)
Brian Sagrafena ... Imitator (as Echobrain)

Neil Young ... Wayne Newton (as Bernard Shakey)
John Ashcroft ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Ridge ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Neil Young  (as Bernard Shakey)
 
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Produced by
Marcy Gensic .... associate producer
L.A. Johnson .... producer
Elliot Rabinowitz .... executive producer
Neil Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Neil Young 
 
Cinematography by
Neil Young (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Toshi Onuki 
 
Production Design by
Gary Burden 
Jenice Heo 
Eric Johnson 
James Mazzeo 
 
Sound Department
John Hausmann .... sound
Will Mitchell .... ambient sound
Will Mitchell .... location sound
Will Mitchell .... sound recording engineer
Tim Mulligan .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benjamin Johnson .... assistant camera
Jarid S. Johnson .... aerial cinematographer
Jarid S. Johnson .... gaffer
Jarid S. Johnson .... still photographer
 
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Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Consider your judging criteria, 2 March 2005
Author: besani from Australia

Watching Greendale brought to mind two other film experiences: Fellini movies and Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon". What does Greendale have in common with them? The viewing attitude that made me appreciate them. In younger days I had trouble understanding Fellini plots, until making a conscious decision to leave intellect out of it and just "experience" what I was watching. From that point on I became a huge Fellini fan. With Barry Lyndon, a friend had reported that the plot was tedious and boring. But another friend's comment motivated me to see it - he said that it was like viewing an endless stream of painting masterpieces. I saw Barry Lyndon with that attitude - and to this day it ranks as one of my favorite movies due to the visual (and audio) experience. (And I've completely forgotten the plot and the acting.)

I'm not comparing Neil Young to Fellini or Kubrick. And I have no argument with critics of Greendale's cinematic or acting qualities, other than to feel that they've missed the point. If you need to enjoy professional acting, don't pick a movie where the characters are amateurs and friends. If you're a fan of cinematic technique, don't compare Greendale to textbook rules. If you must have a traditional plot and story line, look elsewhere. And if you're not prepared to treat it as an "experience", you may be disappointed.

As for me, I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience that has stayed with me for much longer than most other movies. Thank you, Neil.

(Postscript - I'm not qualified to buy into the debate as to whether being a Neil Young fan is a prerequisite to enjoying Greendale. He's been one of my favorite musicians for decades.)

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