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Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967)

Peter Whitehead's disjointed Swinging London documentary, subtitled "A Pop Concerto," comprises a number of different "movements," each depicting a different theme underscored by music: A ... See full summary »

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Alan Aldridge ...
Himself (segment "Painting Pop")
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Herself (segment "Movie Stars")
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Himself (segment "It's All Pop Music")
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Herself (segment "Protest")
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Peter Whitehead's disjointed Swinging London documentary, subtitled "A Pop Concerto," comprises a number of different "movements," each depicting a different theme underscored by music: A early version of Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" plays behind some arty nightclub scenes, while Chris Farlowe's rendition of the Rolling Stones' "Out of Time" accompanies a young woman's description of London nightlife and the vacuousness of her own existence. In another segment, the Marquess of Kensington (Robert Wace) croons the nostalgic "Changing of the Guard" to shots of Buckingham Palace's changing of the guard, and recording act Vashti are seen at work in the studio. Sandwiched between are clips of Mick Jagger (discussing revolution), Andrew Loog Oldham (discussing his future) - and Julie Christie, Michael Caine, Lee Marvin, and novelist Edna O'Brien (each discussing sex). The best part is footage of the riot that interrupted the Stones' 1966 Royal Albert Hall concert Written by alfiehitchie

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15 September 2001 (Japan)  »

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London, Frühjahr 67  »

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The film is divided into 7 "Movements" followed by a "Happy End". The segments are called (1) Loss of Empire (2) Dolly Girls (3) Protest (4) It's All Pop Music (5) Movie Stars (6) Painting Pop; and (7) As Scene From the U.S.A. See more »

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Herself (segment "Protest"): [Vanessa Redgrave] We're here and there are people in other places who at this very second aren't here and aren't anywhere and why we write and why we act and why we sing is because we're alive and to the dead, what we write and what we sing and what we say is of no use at all. So because Fidel's revolution brought life and words and paintings to people but most of all life, I'm speaking from him and from José Marti who wrote the words for a song that was later made, that has become famous and ...
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Featured in Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows (2017) See more »

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Lady Jane
written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
performed by The Rolling Stones
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A vital historical footnote, or not as the case maybe

I agree. This film is total and utter rubbish. But so were the times in which it was shot. Sex had only been invented in 1963 (pace P Larkin) and by 1967, London was revelling in this new discovery. However, this piece of unmitigated nonsense has one valuable asset: if any of the younger generation wonder where Mike Myers got the concept for Austin Powers then this is the lodestone. True, Myers drew inspiration from some truly dreadful TV series of the 60s but this film will give junior cineasts great help in understanding the lingo and the background to Mr Powers. Watch it once by all means for the sake of reference. And then as Monster 17 says, get help!


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