History Film / Petulia

10th Mar '17 6:52:31 PM JamesAustin
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->Richard Lester's "Petulia" made me desperately unhappy, and yet I am unable to find a single thing wrong with it. I suppose that is high praise.
--> '''Roger Ebert''', in his [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19680701/REVIEWS/807010301/1023 four-star review of the film]].



''Petulia'' is a 1968 film directed by Richard Lester, starring Julie Christie and GeorgeCScott. Recently divorced Dr. Archie Bollen (Scott) and newly married socialite Petulia Danner (Christie) are both dissatisfied with their lives. The problem is that neither knows ''what'' it is he or she wants. Archie had a perfectly loving marriage until he chose to end it - why, not even he can tell. Petulia creates around her a frenzy of activity to escape ''something'' in her life.

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->''"Richard Lester's "Petulia" made me desperately unhappy, and yet I am unable to find a single thing wrong with it. I suppose that is high praise."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', in his [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19680701/REVIEWS/807010301/1023 four-star review of the film.]]

''Petulia'' is a 1968 film directed by Richard Lester, starring Julie Christie and GeorgeCScott.Creator/GeorgeCScott. Recently divorced Dr. Archie Bollen (Scott) and newly married socialite Petulia Danner (Christie) are both dissatisfied with their lives. The problem is that neither knows ''what'' it is he or she wants. Archie had a perfectly loving marriage until he chose to end it - why, not even he can tell. Petulia creates around her a frenzy of activity to escape ''something'' in her life.



* DeadpanSnarker: Archie
-->'''Petulia''': I'm going to marry you, Archie.
-->'''Archie''': It's the Pepsi Generation.

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Archie
-->'''Petulia''': --->'''Petulia''': I'm going to marry you, Archie.
-->'''Archie''': --->'''Archie''': It's the Pepsi Generation.



-->'''Bob Weir''': Bye bye, mama.
-->'''Jerry Garcia''': Write if you get work!

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-->'''Bob --->'''Bob Weir''': Bye bye, mama.
-->'''Jerry --->'''Jerry Garcia''': Write if you get work!
27th Dec '16 4:27:41 AM Ezclee4050
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* {{Dramedy}}: There are some funny moments in the film, but it has quite a few ''dark' moments as well.

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* {{Dramedy}}: There are some funny moments in the film, but it has quite a few ''dark' ''dark'' moments as well.
27th Dec '16 4:27:23 AM Ezclee4050
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* {{Dramedy}}: There are some funny moments in the film, but it has quite a few ''dark' moments as well.
30th Sep '16 8:21:54 AM Ezclee4050
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* StalkerWithACrush: Petulia and Archie both act as this at various times.
26th Sep '16 12:16:21 PM rafi
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* BeautyIsBad: Petulia's husband David.



* HotGuysAreBastards: Petulia's husband David.
8th Jul '16 3:55:43 PM Ezclee4050
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* ShipperOnDeck: Archie's colleague Barney keeps trying to convince Archie to get back together with Polo, mainly because his own marriage is in jeopardy and he wants reassurance that things can work out.
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-->'''Bob Weir''': See you later, mama.

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-->'''Bob Weir''': See you later, Bye bye, mama.
27th Sep '15 3:25:30 AM Ezclee4050
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The [[http://reelsf.com/motel hotel built around a parking garage]] and Archie's [[http://reelsf.com/petulia-archies-apartment-interior modernistic apartment]] seem like they might have been sets constructed just for the film, but they're actual San Francisco locations that still exist today.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The [[http://reelsf.com/motel hotel built around a parking garage]] and Archie's [[http://reelsf.com/petulia-archies-apartment-interior modernistic Mid-Century apartment]] seem like they might have been sets constructed just created for the film, film to make ironic commentaries on America's infatuation with Modernism in TheSixties, but they're actual San Francisco locations that still exist today.
16th Sep '15 4:42:34 PM Ezclee4050
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The [[http://reelsf.com/motel hotel built around a parking garage]] and Archie's [[http://reelsf.com/petulia-archies-apartment-interior modernistic apartment]] seem like they might have been sets constructed just for the film, but they're actual San Francisco locations that still exist today.


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* DeadpanSnarker: Archie
-->'''Petulia''': I'm going to marry you, Archie.
-->'''Archie''': It's the Pepsi Generation.
** Strangely enough, the members of Music/TheGratefulDead who play extras in the scene where Petulia is taken to an ambulance also count.
-->'''Bob Weir''': See you later, mama.
-->'''Jerry Garcia''': Write if you get work!
1st Sep '15 12:29:41 AM Ezclee4050
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* AmicableExes: Archie and Polo ostensibly come across this way, but their love/hate feelings for one another lead to moments of tension.
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