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The Resource Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : two takes, Janus Films ; Take One Productions Ltd. presents ; co-producer, Manuel Melamed ; produced, directed and edited by William Greaves. Janus Films ; Steven Soderbergh presents ; in association with William Greaves Productions, Inc. ; co-producer, Louise Archambault ; executive producers, Steven Soderbergh, Steve Buscemi ; produced and directed by William Greaves, (videorecording)

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : two takes, Janus Films ; Take One Productions Ltd. presents ; co-producer, Manuel Melamed ; produced, directed and edited by William Greaves. Janus Films ; Steven Soderbergh presents ; in association with William Greaves Productions, Inc. ; co-producer, Louise Archambault ; executive producers, Steven Soderbergh, Steve Buscemi ; produced and directed by William Greaves, (videorecording)

Label
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : two takes
Title
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm
Title remainder
two takes
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Take One Productions Ltd. presents ; co-producer, Manuel Melamed ; produced, directed and edited by William Greaves. Janus Films ; Steven Soderbergh presents ; in association with William Greaves Productions, Inc. ; co-producer, Louise Archambault ; executive producers, Steven Soderbergh, Steve Buscemi ; produced and directed by William Greaves
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one: There have been many films about their own making, but few that examine the creative process from so many perspectives as this one. Greaves uses the shooting of one scene to analyze film production, beginning with directorial fallibility, the inherently collaborative nature of film making, and the creative possibilities that emerge from hardship. In the end, this renders the line between documentary and fiction moot, as Greaves opts for a controlled chaos that transforms the film, into an artifact placed far beyond recognized cinematic norms
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2: This film begins with two different actors (whose original footage was unused), playing the characters from "Take One," meeting after a long time apart. Many of the characters and some of the original crew members return, and appear to be playing versions of themselves rather than themselves, adding layers of reflexivity to the film. With old and new versions juxtaposed, Greaves seems to be analyzing the first film with greater perspective, and re-analyzing the second, too
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Member of
Awards note
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take one was added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2015.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one: Directors of photography, Terry Filgate, Stevan Larner ; editor, William Greaves ; music by Miles Davis
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2: Cinematography, Terrence McCartney-Filgate, Phil Parmet, Stevan Larner, Henry Adebonojo, Jonathan Weaver ; editor, Christopher Osborn ; music, Ron Carter, Miles Davis
Dewey number
791.43/75
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)
LC call number
PN1995.9.E96
LC item number
S943 2006
PerformerNote
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one: Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon, Bob Rosen, William Greaves
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2: Audrey Henningham, Shannon Baker, Jonathan Gordon, Marcia Karp, Steve Buscemi
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1922-2007
  • 1940-
  • 1942-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Greaves, William
  • Soderbergh, Steven
  • Melamed, Manuel
  • Archambault, Louise
  • Gilbert, Patricia Ree
  • Fellows, Don
  • Gordon, Jonathan
  • Rosen, Robert
  • Henningham, Audrey
  • Baker, Shannon
  • Karp, Marcia
  • Buscemi, Steve
  • Janus Films
  • Take One Productions
  • William Greaves Productions
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
174
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
360
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture industry in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : two takes, Janus Films ; Take One Productions Ltd. presents ; co-producer, Manuel Melamed ; produced, directed and edited by William Greaves. Janus Films ; Steven Soderbergh presents ; in association with William Greaves Productions, Inc. ; co-producer, Louise Archambault ; executive producers, Steven Soderbergh, Steve Buscemi ; produced and directed by William Greaves, (videorecording)
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one originally filmed in 1968 and produced as a motion picture in 1971
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : take 2 1/2 originally produced as a motion picture in 2005
  • Booklet includes essay "Still No Answers" by Amy Taubin and production notes for Take one by William Greaves
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([36] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bar code
  • 31223124075079
  • 31223124075053
  • 31223124075038
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one:
  • The couples/Opening credits ; Film this film being filmed ; "Over the cliff" ; Actor and director ; Secret meeting ; Bill, the director ; Freddie and Alice ; "I'd just like to act better" ; Bill, the actor ; Faggy fag, butch fag, or straight ; The actress breaks ; An experiment? ; Crew confronts Bill ; Singing the script ; "Who's moving whom?" ; Final couple/End credits ; Color bars
  • (1971) (75 min.)
  • Discovering William Greaves [featurette]
  • (2006, 61 min.)
  • Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2:
  • Introductions/Credits ; Alice does her makeup ; "You have so many skins" ; Secret debates ; Role playing ; "From reality to reality of the scene" ; Seizing the medium ; Q & A ; The new and the old meet ; "Who's the cameraman?" ; "Stand by, roll it, action. . . cut" ; Thirty-five years later ; Blocking ; Director's agenda ; Old emotions and self-control ; "We're going to do psychodrama" ; "Are you Freddie now or what?" ; "This is bullshit!" ; Reconciliation ; Meeting Jamilla ; End credits ; Color bars
  • (2003) (99 min.)
  • Steve Bucemi interview [featurette] (13 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (75 min., 99 min.)
Isbn
9781934121085
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515021029
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1660D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)76945902
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; Take one: aspect ratio 1.33:1 [full frame]; Take 2 1/2: widescreen, aspect ratio 1.78:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : two takes, Janus Films ; Take One Productions Ltd. presents ; co-producer, Manuel Melamed ; produced, directed and edited by William Greaves. Janus Films ; Steven Soderbergh presents ; in association with William Greaves Productions, Inc. ; co-producer, Louise Archambault ; executive producers, Steven Soderbergh, Steve Buscemi ; produced and directed by William Greaves, (videorecording)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one originally filmed in 1968 and produced as a motion picture in 1971
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm : take 2 1/2 originally produced as a motion picture in 2005
  • Booklet includes essay "Still No Answers" by Amy Taubin and production notes for Take one by William Greaves
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([36] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bar code
  • 31223124075079
  • 31223124075053
  • 31223124075038
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one:
  • The couples/Opening credits ; Film this film being filmed ; "Over the cliff" ; Actor and director ; Secret meeting ; Bill, the director ; Freddie and Alice ; "I'd just like to act better" ; Bill, the actor ; Faggy fag, butch fag, or straight ; The actress breaks ; An experiment? ; Crew confronts Bill ; Singing the script ; "Who's moving whom?" ; Final couple/End credits ; Color bars
  • (1971) (75 min.)
  • Discovering William Greaves [featurette]
  • (2006, 61 min.)
  • Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take 2 1/2:
  • Introductions/Credits ; Alice does her makeup ; "You have so many skins" ; Secret debates ; Role playing ; "From reality to reality of the scene" ; Seizing the medium ; Q & A ; The new and the old meet ; "Who's the cameraman?" ; "Stand by, roll it, action. . . cut" ; Thirty-five years later ; Blocking ; Director's agenda ; Old emotions and self-control ; "We're going to do psychodrama" ; "Are you Freddie now or what?" ; "This is bullshit!" ; Reconciliation ; Meeting Jamilla ; End credits ; Color bars
  • (2003) (99 min.)
  • Steve Bucemi interview [featurette] (13 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (75 min., 99 min.)
Isbn
9781934121085
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515021029
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1660D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)76945902
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; Take one: aspect ratio 1.33:1 [full frame]; Take 2 1/2: widescreen, aspect ratio 1.78:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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