14 April 2006

Tommy

After seeing The Kids Are Alright, we got out the film Tommy as well.

It is interesting, but not really fun. Ken Russell's direction is so over the top and bizarre that the film is really an exercise in trying to work out what the fuck he is trying to show you. Not really entertainment at all.

Also, the music isn't as good as the album.

On the plus side, the cameos from Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and Elton John are hilarious. In fact, there are a whole lot of funny scenes in there, in between the being confused.
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2 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

I always liked Quadrophenia.
There's no Rock and Roll Circus bullshit, it's just a movie based on this story and this music. And it would have worked independently of the album. It was like Absolute Beginners.

The Gamester At Large said...

That pretty much sums it up.