Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only ... See full summary »
Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »
This documentary examines the crisis in mental health care for children and adolescents at risk. With unprecedented access to families, to the courts, and to psychiatric and correctional ... See full summary »
James L. Boynton,
Mary Elizabeth De Ferreire,
Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the last performance of drummer keith Moon just prior to his death. Written by
Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).
_Thelma Schoonmaker_ wasn't originally involved in the film, but happened to be working in the editing suite next door and ended up with a credit. See more »
Rick Danko of The Band is listed in the end credits as appearing in the film, even though his segment was deleted from the final print. See more »
My main ambition right now is to get back on the road with the 'orrible 'Oo. The worst rock & roll group in the world...
Yeah. You couldn't pick four more horrible geezers who make the worst noise that you've ever heard in your life!
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At the end of the opening "Smothers Brothers" clip where The Who demolish their equipment, Keith Moon's bass drum with the Who logo on it explodes, and the very same logo spirals forward to the middle of the screen. Then the words of the title of the film pop up from the bottom of the screen while Pete Townshend smashes Tommy Smothers' acoustic guitar. See more »
One of the best Rock and Roll documentaries ever made on the best Rock and Roll band
TKAA is a great mix of live and lip-synched performances, interviews and funny clips. The perfomances are stellar, particularly "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again". The Who are presented wonderfully here, all four getting their own moments.
The undisputed star of the show is drummer Keith Moon. His interview with Ringo Starr is hilarious. Pete Townshend is runner up, shown in all of his bitter youth glory. Roger Daltrey is given time during the perfomances to show himself off as a wonderful lead singer and the essense of the Tommy character. Only bassist John Entwistle is short changed, given very few moments on-screen. Yet his line about being too old to enjoy his money is classic. A must see for any rock fan.
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