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The Monkees -- Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones and Peter Tork -- didn't really enjoy being labelled the Prefab Four back when their TV series was all the rage in 1966. With the help and support of Bob Rafaelson (co-producer, co-writer and director) and Jack Nicholson (co-producer, co-writer, and, if you look closely, bit player), the Monkees expressed their displeasure over being packaged for popular consumption in the non sequitur masterpiece Head. At least, it seems that the film is an
Nov 20, 1968 Wide
Jul 21, 1998
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The clean-cut kids and the created kinetics work up a 'so-what' reaction too soon in the 85-minute stretch seques from war to westerns to desert chases to mad scientist brushes in the Columbia lot.
Despite obviously dated aspects like clumsy psychedelic effects and some turgid slapstick sequences, the film is still remarkably vital and entertaining.
The movie is, nonetheless, of a certain fascination in its joining of two styles: pot and advertising.
In which The Monkees get stoned, commit career suicide, and end up accidentally making one of the best movies of the 1960s.
... a surreal mix of psychedelia and satire, a loopy twist on their lighthearted TV show with a dark undercurrent squeezed in between genre parodies.
There is an inherent curiosity quotient for any project this inherently whacked out, which helps smooth over the underlying rub that Rafelson is using the film to rather portentously blow his own horn
If the Beatles were housebroken Marx Brothers, the Monkees here are gutty Bowery Boys
The result is a visually daring cinematic game that is virtually plotless and better off for being so.
The great movie suicide attempt. The Monkees succeed in killing their careers.
Messy it may be, but Head acts as a fascinating document that marked the passing of Woodstock's loved-up summer into the violent winter of Altamont.
Considered a train wreck in 1968, this rock flick keeps getting better with age.
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- Peter: Nobody ever lends money to a man with a sense of humor.
- Mike: All right, need a volunteer, we're out of ammo.
- Peter: I'll go.
- Mike: See that you do.
- Peter: Everybody's where they wanna be.
- Micky: That is a particularly inept thing to say, Peter, considering that we are in a vacuum cleaner.
- Testy True: Quick! Suck it before the venom reaches my heart.
- Mike: What heart?!
- Mike: Okay. You think they call us plastic now, babe, but wait 'til I get through telling them how we do it.
- Lord High `n' Low: Boys, don't never, but never, make fun of no cripple!
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