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Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 23 April 1969 (France)
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director:

D.A. Pennebaker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott McKenzie Scott McKenzie ... Performer
Denny Doherty ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Cass Elliot ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
The Mamas and the Papas ... Themselves (as Mamas and Papas)
John Phillips John Phillips ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Michelle Phillips ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Canned Heat ... Themselves
Frank Cook Frank Cook ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Bob Hite Bob Hite ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Henry Vestine Henry Vestine ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Alan Wilson Alan Wilson ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Art Garfunkel ... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Paul Simon ... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Hugh Masekela ... Performer
Marty Balin ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
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Storyline

Legendary California music festival (pre-Woodstock) that launched the state-side careers of several performers, most notably Jimi Hendrix. Check out Mama Cass being absolutely blown away while watching Joplin sing. Here there be REAL acid rock. Written by Raymond Clay <banquosa@concentric.net>

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Filmed At The Monterey International Pop Festival by D.A. Pennebaker See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Monterrey Pop See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,524, 26 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,524, 26 August 2001
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (original release)| Dolby Stereo (re-release)| Mono (original release)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first band to hit the stage that weekend were The Association, who were introduced by John Phillips. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, a hand-drawn title says "IN ORDER OF PEFORMANCE", misspelling the word "PERFORMANCE". See more »

Quotes

Mama Cass: [singing] Got a feelin' that you're playing some game with me babe...
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Alternate Versions

The DVD of outtakes from the film includes performances by several bands that weren't in the film. Among the bands whose performances were cut out of the original film were Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Blues Project, The Association, Buffalo Springfield, Al Kooper and The Byrds. See more »

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What can I say?
8 December 2006 | by ed-627See all my reviews

I think, that once you see this masterpiece, especially the finale... which ranks with probably the greatest art in music, you'll agree, simply that it is beyond excellence.

Nothing will ever come close to encapsulating the 60's (and I wasn't around then) than this work of art. I could almost live, breathe, smell and rejoice in the atmosphere.

It was a rare combination of genius, the times, and a great filmmaker that made something that I consider one of the greats of my life.

Great Moments? Mamas and Papas, the jet that flew over the festival, the (amateur?) film maker and his camera (reminded me of Donald Sutherland) and the camera moving past the sultry youth during Ravi Shankars finale. Big pieces and little moments.


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