Thursday, July 28, 2011

Head, 1968

Directed by Bob Rafelson.
Written by Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson.
Starring the Monkees (Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork).

This is movie is pretty entertaining, interesting (intellectually and anthropologically), and even somewhat moving. If you're looking for an hour and a half of the Monkees TV show, this is not it. And if you're looking for coherence, plot, or story, this is really not it -- but as a kind of journey (I'm sure its creators would call it a trip), it's not bad. It's a kaleidoscopic, circular series of vignettes involving the Monkees that plays on the idea of the Monkees. Each of the four of them has his arc and gets his moments; I found Peter's part particularly satisfying.

Head at IMDB.

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