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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 ...
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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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Himself (segment "Painting Pop"): [David Hockey] What I do find is very sexy is the the new four-penny stamp of the footballers kicking their legs up.
Himself (segment "Painting Pop"): The point is, those things are rather meaningless in a way, aren't they? For instance, I mean, if next week this country did collapse but on the very day it collapsed, you met your absolute true love, you wouldn't give two hoots about the bloody place collapsing, would you? I mean, you know, you'd think all's right with the world, if we have a sandwich and a glass of beer, it ...
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Featured in Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows (2017) See more »

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Tonite Let's All Make Love In London
Written and Performed by Allen Ginsberg (as Alan Ginsberg)
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Of some historical note
19 August 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Tonight Lets All... is not a flashy hollywood movie, designed for today's Attention Deficit Disorder type of filmgoers. What it is is a unique and well crafted look at London in the swinging 60's. Peter Whitehead made this film inspired by the London underground scene of 1966-67, which included such bands as Pink Floyd (who perform the great bulk of the films music), The Soft Machine, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and others. This is probably not the kind of thing that would be well recieved in theatres. There aren't any computer generated insects flaying people alive and being shot to bits in return, nor is there any gratuitous sexuality or repeated foul language use. As a documentary of the underground scene in 1967 London, Whitehead's film is a testament to vision, creativity, and the spirit of the day. There are film clips of Pink Floyd in the recording studio and performing at the 14 hour Technicolor Dream (a huge music and art festival) along with original guitarist, singer, songwriter Syd Barrett. If you like historical documentaries, give this one a try.


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