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Friday, April 21, 2006

There has to be a twist

We had the opportunity recently to sit down and watch the movie Tommy. I had remembered seeing it in college and not really "getting" it, but thinking that I didn't get it because I was a little "impaired" at the time, if you KWIM.

Well, I still don't "get" it, and I think it may be because it wasn't a very good movie. Don't get me wrong, it's got some great music, I love The Who, and it started with a really interesting idea. But DANG this was a cheesy film. Any movie that has, as part of its climax, Roger Daltrey hanggliding over fighting motorcycle gangs and making them dance just really wasn't in the running for an Oscar, was it? Not to mention the scene where baked beans and let's-hope-that-was-chocolate-pudding comes out of the TV and Ann-Margret swims in it....

I have to say, though, that I love that Pinball Wizard.

pinball wizard

I'm pretty sure Elton John is the only person who could have pulled this character off. If you'd like to see the Pinball Wizard scene from the movie you can download it here (which is also where I found the snazzy picture above.) It will take a few minutes, but it will save you sitting through the whole movie.

That's a pretty cool hat, isn't it? If I had one like that, I'd wear it. I probably wouldn't wear those boots, though. I have enough problems with stuff like high heels...

I liked the Elton John stuff, but the rest of the movie was just too stoopid, as though produced, directed & acted by people in a drug induced haze.

Happy Friday!
I'm sure you can find the outfit on ebay!
My college roommate was a Who fanatic and I was forced to sit through this movie a couple of times. And Lisztomania! Have you seen that one? Don't.
My daughter is helping me post the movie of our Mentos Soda Geyser for Saturday's post.
I hope it works.
I'll put a link to your blog.
I like Elton John's music, but wasn't thrilled with this movie.

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No way. Tommy rules.
Saw you mentioned on Jamie Dawn. Hey, this is a good blog! Fun.

Thank you for not understanding(?) the movie, Tommy. I didn't get it, didn't like it, but felt stupid 'cause it was susposed to be this really cool movie.
Elton John rocks. And you're right...he's the only one who can pull that off.
Time for Crocodile Rock!
I've never seen the movie, but when I "grew up" and heard the music again, I was horrified. Does it really glorify pedophilia? Good grief!

Ya gotta admit that Roger Daltrey is a little out there anyway.
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