Brian De Palma's breezy, Godardian first feature distills the heady atmosphere of Greenwich Village in an era of countercultural experimentation and anti-war protest. Irrepressibly libidinous Paul (Jonathan Warden) receives a draft notice and schemes to avoid induction with the aid of
Lloyd (Gerrit Graham), a trendy paranoiac who's obsessed with the Kennedy assassination, and Jon (Robert De Niro), a De Palma alter ego who channels his voyeurism through filmmaking. Shot in two weeks on a budget of $43,000, the film took in over a million dollars, bringing its 28-year-old
director to the attention of Hollywood. Like much of De Palma's later work, GREETINGS is primari...