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Friday, January 5, 2007

See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me

There are only two movies I stop whatever I am doing or have planned and just watch them if I find them clicking through the cable. Tommy is such a great movie! Highly under rated. I mean everyone talks about the beans and Elton John's boots but the best parts are in the front end of the movie at Uncle Ernie's Holiday Camp! The Camp with A Difference!

And you really can’t beat the simplistic social commentary and the “revolutionary” idea of a Rock Opera!

I think I saw Tommy in the theater like 15 times...I'm serious about that number! I was in the 8th grade when it came out and it's been great to watch Eric Clapton, Roger Daltry, Tina Turner and the fabulous Ann Margaret frozen in time all these years! I was fiddling about on Youtube and found the original trailer. I love the old style, pre "In A World Gone Mad," announcing style. So semi civilized British! And I used to be a big Jersey Shore Pinball player too! I've played that Kicking Bronco machine in the clip.
Oh the other movie I stop my day to watch? Animal House--I was ATO at AU in the 80s.

1 comment:

Reel Fanatic said...

I'm definitely with you on Tommy .. it's just such a unique movie .. I've been worried that some band would try to do a remake, which would of course just be a travesty