Friday, February 2, 2018

Cinema Cycle - Tommy

(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

SYNOPSIS: A traumatized young boy becomes a cult figure through sensory deprivation and playing pinball.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: 1960s excess in cinema. Visual stunning, but lacking in almost all other categories.

PROS AND CONS: I have always considered Quadrophenia as the premier Rock Opera by Pete Townsend. I have always had issues with the plot and arc of Tommy and it’s attempt to skure modern cult society.

It is a fascinating film to watch as Ken Russell takes what appears to be a large budget and make a visually stunning work, especially for it’s Peter Max look.

Sadly, the music really lacks in this production. The resounding driving rock of the album is not transferred to the film with many of the performances falling flat.

To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on

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