History Film / Petulia

6th Apr '18 5:34:03 PM Ezclee4050
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* DarkerAndEdgier: It can be thought of as a more downbeat San Francisco-based version of ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys''.



* {{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'' moments as well. ''The New York Times'' called it "a romantic tragedy with comic detailing".
1st Dec '17 9:31:39 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', in his [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19680701/REVIEWS/807010301/1023 four-star review of the film.]]

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-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', in his [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19680701/REVIEWS/807010301/1023 [[https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/petulia-1968 four-star review of the film.]]



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* TheSixties: A common audience response is that ''Petulia'' doesn't feel like a film ''of'' the sixties as much as a film ''about'' or ''looking back'' at the sixties.



* CallBack: The shots of Archie and his kids running around The Presidio are very reminiscent of Richard Lester's breakthrough films ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' and ''{{Film/Help}}'', not to mention two of the birds at the penguin show being named [[Music/RingoStarr Ringo]] and [[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]].

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* CallBack: The shots of Archie and his kids running around The Presidio are very reminiscent of Richard Lester's breakthrough films ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' and ''{{Film/Help}}'', ''Film/{{Help}}'', not to mention two of the birds at the penguin show being named [[Music/RingoStarr Ringo]] and [[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]].



* CloudCuckooLander: Petulia.

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Petulia.



* TheSixties: A common audience response is that ''Film/{{Petulia}}'' doesn't feel like a film ''of'' the sixties as much as a film ''about'' or ''looking back'' at the sixties.
16th Aug '17 11:28:34 AM Ezclee4050
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: Ultimately [[spoiler:Petulia decides to go back to David]].



* UpperClassTwit: David.

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* UpperClassTwit: David.David.
* WouldHitAGirl: David (though it's kept offscreen).
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.
26th Dec '15 2:10:35 AM Ezclee4050
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-->'''Bob Weir''': See you later, mama.

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-->'''Bob Weir''': See you later, Bye bye, mama.
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