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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
The "box" shown in several scenes in the film was inspired by the lounge area built for The Monkees during the filming of their TV show. Between takes, they grew bored and wandered around the studio, often getting lost, so Screen Gems brass added a special room next to the soundstage. They would spend time there studying their scripts, composing and playing music, and smoking (which they were forbidden to do on the set). Colored lights were added to the room to page whoever was needed on the set. See more »
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These names were seen in reverse during the end credits: Srebmahc Yrret Oreh Snrub Ekim Gnihton Drapehs Rehtse Rehtom Iksotsleh Enitsirk Dneirf Lrig Namffoh Nhoj Dneifxes Eht Revaew Adnil Yraterces Revel Yelnah Mij Sidorf 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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