Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves (1968-2005). Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968) + Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 (2005) [Criterion Collection, Spine #360]
BDRip 1080p | MKV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~ 4.1 Mbps | 1hr 15mn + 1hr 39mn | 2.39 GB + 3.17 GB | English: AC3, 1 ch, 448 kbps
BDRip 720p | MKV | AVC, 1280x720, ~ 3.0 Mbps | 1hr 15mn + 1hr 39mn | 1.72 GB + 2.27 GB | English: AC3, 1 ch, 256 kbps
Genre: Documentary | Director: William Greaves
In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, the pioneering 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. A couple enacts a breakup scenario over and over, a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew, locals wander casually into the frame: the project defies easy description. Yet this wildly innovative sixties counterculture landmark remains one of the most tightly focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies, expanded thirty-five years later by its unconventional follow-up, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2½. The “sequel” sees Take One actors Audrey Henningham and Shannon Baker reunited in a more personal, metatheatrical exploration of the effects of the passage of time on technology, the artistic process, and relationships—real and fabricated.