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PETULIA 1968

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PETULIA 1968
U.S. film. Excellent quality. Widescreen. Richard Lester's Petulia is a love story told in a nonlinear fashion that bounces back and forth in time. George C. Scott plays a newly divorced surgeon who meets a charming "kook" of a young woman, Petulia (Julie Christie). He falls into an affair with her only to discover that she is married.

Set against the flower-power scene of 1967 San Francisco, the film features performances by the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin-Big Brother and the Holding Company and captures a sense of the confusion caused by the youth quake that swept the nation in the 60s.

Scene of special note: The Grateful Dead perform "Viola Lee Blues" at an "Acid Test" with multimedia light show effects. Members of "The Dead" show up in a couple of scenes. Hip soundtrack by John Barry. Very '60's. Very stylish. Very under-rated.

There is also a Beatles Connection: Richard Lester who directed "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" also directed Petulia. And, Petulia was produced by Dennis O'Dell who also produced "Magical Mystery Tour" and is given a name check in the Beatles song, "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)." Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill, Shirley Knight, Howard Hesseman.

Plus this bonus selection...

PETULIA: THE UNCOMMON MOVIE 1968
A featurette, shot during production as a promo short, tells us that "Petulia starts in the middle and moves towards its beginning and its end at the same time." It does so through flashbacks and flash-forwards, some as quick and sharp as slivers of glass. It's up to us to puzzle the collage together as it’s revealed.


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