Complete list. :-(
Let the sun shine in!
Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for boot camp.
My Ex's favourite movie. This is not why we broke up, but it should have been.
Although the final song is EPIC!.
Well, at least I now can get a better understanding of what the end of The 40-Year-Old Virgin was referencing. A few solid songs and sequences in this (Age of Aquarius/title song/ending), and solidly made, but not my thing overall. Interesting from a time capsule point of view. Could have used a stronger/more memorable cast. Looking at the date of release, Hair is actually a period piece, not being made in the moment of actual hippydom. The play was written closer to the actual movement, but 1979 seems a little late for this film. It's not like, say, Easy Rider, that came out right during the time of the counterculture. Interesting choice for Milos Foreman after the great One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (and right before the also great Amadeus).
Watching this right now, today, for the first time makes it clear that the relevance for HAIR has long since passed. The songs you know are fine, but the rest just sound like a laundry list of synonyms for whatever hippie bullshit they're singing about at that particular moment. The core story is fine, it's just the way they go about it that's dated and borderline unwatchable.
Assim se faz um musical, gente.
On his way to Vietnam, midwesterner Claude lets himself be seduced by a company of New York hippies. Film adaptation of the hit 1968 musical was shot at the end of a decade when hardly anyone hoped for an Age of Aquarius anymore - which might explain why it still works so well to this day. Forman's nervous editing and camerawork find a miraculous balance between realism and allegory, allowing the film to carve hearts into its petrified dream.
Watched at Home on Netflix DVD
"Oh say, can you see my eyes? If you can, then my hair's too short."
Let the sun shine!
Yeah, this film is a bit shit. Real fucking nutso lenience on plot, tone and such, but who gives a shit. The way Milos stages his musical numbers is infinitely interesting and the cast is great. It's up to you if you wanna revisit.
Watched at Magnolia Theater | Digital
Stereotypes > truth?
Great songs though
szinte mindenben jobb a jézusnál (alakítások, képi világ, hangulat), csak a dalok nem mind olyan klasszak, mint abban.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I haven't seen the play it's based on, so I won't have much to say other than that I liked how it showed the hippies outside of their culture, like when George Berger had to go to his parents for money, or when Hud's fiancee showed up with their son in tow, insisting on calling him by his real name, Lafayette. Showing that these people had lives outside of being hippies, with some of them abandoning family in order to live that life (and avoid the draft) adds that touch of humanity to a group that is portrayed everywhere as existing in its own vacuum for us to laugh at all these years later. Everyone knows the stereotype of the…
Παιδιά, το Hair γαμάει. Δίνει τέλεια το feeling αυτού του subculture
το καλύτερο finale ever
o Μilos Forman είναι φοβερός(_φοβερός_)
I hate musicals but this happens to be one of my favorite films. To me, Forman is the undisputed master of atmosphere and ambiance and I really enjoy some of the long scenes in New York City. Plus for a musical the songs flow well and don't disrupt the story at all.
Hollywood ignored the fact that the cult classic musical was virtually unfilmable (not to mention the fact that by 1979 it was already outdated) and made it into a movie anyway. The results are predictably mixed. It's not a disaster, but it's no classic. It suffers from having a strong narrative forced on it, whereas the stage version felt organic and like it was being made up as the actors went along. The music sounds pretty good, but the whole movie has the taint of the unnecessary.
Treat Williams is pretty good, and Nell Carter shows up in a cameo and knocks one out of the park with the "White Boys/Black Boys" number. Milos Forman (of all people) directed.
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