Occasional blogging, mostly of the long-form variety.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

"Pinball Wizard"

This version comes from Tommy, directed by Ken Russell, who died this week. Roy Edroso has more. Russell made some seriously weird films, but he came by it honestly, which made for some interesting and memorable moments in a long career. (Lair of the White Worm is bizarre and unforgettable; I haven't seen most of Russell's many and highly-regarded artist biopics.)

I also have to include this clip, since it features (as the YouTube poster puts it) "crazy dance and hair slapping" and the great mirror bit.

Eclectic Jukebox


Cirze said...

Women in Love - my all-time fave.

Thanks for the mention.


Rehctaw said...

There HAS to be a trick!

Batocchio said...

Well, he plays by sense of smell.