Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his ... See full summary »
Richard E. Grant,
This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and ... See full summary »
Running in from seemingly nowhere, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith & Peter Tork - better known collectively as The Monkees - disrupt a bridge opening ceremony. From where and why did they come to disrupt the proceedings? They were filming a series of vignettes in several different genres, including a wild west sequence, a desert war sequence, a Confederate war sequence, and a science fiction sequence. They disagree with much of what is happening around them, and try to figure out how to escape the oppression they feel - symbolized by a big black box in which they are seemingly imprisoned - by the forces around. That oppression is often shown in the form of "The Big Victor Mature". Written by
Veteran actor Victor Mature agreed to appear in the movie after reading the script, admitting none of it made sense to him: "All I know is it makes me laugh." His character "The Big Victor" is presumed to be a comic jab at RCA Victor Records, which was the distributors for The Monkees records, and which also owned NBC, which aired their TV series. See more »
As the Black Sheik rides across the desert sand, it's obvious from the already present hoofprints that we're not looking at the first take. See more »
Are you telling me that you don't see the connection between government and laughing at people?
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There are no credits at the beginning. They all appear at the end of the film. See more »
To experience Head you really need to understand where the Monkees were when they filmed it.
This was as their series was coming to a close and the group was near break up. Their inventive and comedic series (sort of an American Idol of their day) took four unknown actors and formed a manufactured supergroup around them.
This is their take on their "manufactured image" and status as the 2nd tier Beatles. They always felt they were in a box, trapped, and unable to find credibility despite their talents.
It is also a hell of a musical-trippy, inventive (I have the soundtrack) and full of surprises.
See it with an open mind.
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