Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1971)

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Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.


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5 June 2004 | carodel5
Too bad this film is not available
I saw this movie when it came out briefly in the theater. I totally disagree with Chip_Douglas' write-up, but I can can understand that some people like only classical music and couldn't stand rock, so people have different likes and dislikes.

When I saw the movie, I thought, "how can they get away with this? Is this really going to last?" It is a collage, somewhat of a satire, but also a work of art in studying some archetypes of a period. If the movie were available, and shown several times on cable or satellite, I think it would become a cult classic. You cannot view it in a serious way because it is a view of extremes. It's not supposed to be a real-life story. Somebody please put it on DVD! It would be similar in television to the fantastic American Gothic series, also practically unavailable.

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