Weird bleeps, inter titles -between vignettes, no plot -, breaking the 4th wall, cuts to LBJ speech footage. Peary: A) This was made super cheaply and De Palma's always sloppy. Likewise, he says with De Palma, the guys are obnoxious jerks and the women are dumb, and really just there to have sex with. B) They're Godardian/Brechtian "alienation" devices to remind you it's a film I'll buy that, especially in combo with his idea that the 3 characters end up on the wrong end of aggressive 'cinematic' tools (in porn, on news from Viet Nam, and -metaphorically- by being assassinated by a lone gunman).
Peary really goes to town on the references in this to other filmmakers. He figures it's made for filmmakers and students, and also for disenfranchised, alienated young folks of the time, and it's amazing that it got distributed at all.
Robert De Niro's 1st motion picture, ad the 1st film released with an X rating. The De Niro character appears in a sequel called Hi, Mom.
Jon Rubin: You've heard of 'Pop Art' right? Well this is 'Peep Art'.
Jon Rubin: Like the fisherman who keeps a list of areas where fishing is especially good, the peeper has in mind a number of particularly livley places to which he returns....hmmm