1 January 2017
I just watched the Wonderwall film on YouTube out of curiosity. It’s definitely a product of it’s time and features a few long-drawn risqué scenes (IMO anyways), but seeing as I love bizarre trippy 60s films, I got a kick out of it! George’s soundtrack in the background fits the movie quite nicely. I’ve yet to listen to the soundtrack album in full to re-reflect on the music, but I did enjoy certain snippets of tunes like Peter Tork’s (uncredited ) banjo solo, Clapton and Ringo ‘s playing on “Skiing” and the vaudeville sounding “Drilling a Home”. As for the characters, Jack McGowran’s lead scientist character (Oscar) is very funny and Chaplin-esque, whilst Jane Birkin… I think I may have developed a bit of a mini crush for…
Here’s the movie for anyone interested:
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14 May 2015
…but seeing as I love bizarre trippy 60s films…
If you have never seen it, you might like the movie “Putney Swope” made in 1969 (directed by Robert Downey Sr. — Junior’s father). Much of it has that old 60s ambiance to it.
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22 December 2013
14 December 2009
Saw this on streamed TV last night and agree with most of Pepdog’s evaluation – only OK as a whole, but visually and aurally very trippy. One of the most literally colourful movies I can remember watching, as you might expect from a film with production design from The Fool. (And “you know you’re a hardcore Beatles fan when…” you get a giddy thrill from seeing that particular credit during the opening. And a similar, bigger thrill from the “Music by George Harrison , M.B.E.” credit.)
And that remarkable score is ultimately the best reason to see this. (Though I was also curious to see if I could detect any visual ideas in common with Led Zeppelin’s flawed docu-fantasy concert film – Joe Massot directed both.)
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One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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15 February 2015
Hahaha The Song Remains The Same is so laden with 70’s excess, technical difficulties, and general mistakes, I love it
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