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Monterey Pop
Monterey Pop (1968)
11 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Interesting filming of upcoming or establised sixties groups. While less than well filmed by today's standards, this rough and at times crude filming of the concert is effective. It was in fact, the Summer of Love:


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"It was notable as hosting the first major American appearances by Jimi Hendrix and The Who, as well as the first major public performances of Janis Joplin It was also the first major performance by Otis Redding in front of a predominantly white audience."


"The Monterey Pop Festival * embodied the themes of California as a focal point for the counterculture and is generally regarded as one of the beginnings of the "Summer of Love" in 1967.[2] It also became the template for future music festivals, notably the Woodstock Festival two years later." ----Wikipedia

* The festival board included members of The Beatles



Friday, June 16,1967

The Association
The Paupers
Lou Rawls
Johnny Rivers
Eric Burdon and The Animals
Simon and Garfunkel


Saturday, June 17,1967

Canned Heat
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Country Joe and the Fish
Al Kooper
The Butterfield Blues Band
The Electric Flag
Quicksilver Messenger Service


Steve Miller Band
Moby Grape
Hugh Masekela
The Byrds
Laura Nyro
Jefferson Airplane
Booker T. & the M.G.s
Otis Redding


Sunday, June 18 1967

Ravi Shankar
The Blues Project
Big Brother and the Holding Company
The Group With No Name
Buffalo Springfield


The Who
The Grateful Dead
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Scott McKenzie
The Mamas & the Papas


Back When We Were Grownups
12 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Hallmark Hall of Shame movie. Sometimes Hallmark makes good to great TV films but this isn't one of them except maybe for the ending
Another Anne Tyler book based film which did not transfer to film well for me. Peter Fonda appears midway thru the film and surely shows his age now in his 70's. He does a convincing role of a jilted teenage lover of the lead actress Danner who does a great job of being a overworked head of her numerous dysfunctional family.

Faye Dunnaway makes a mere cameo appearance so don't be fooled into watching this one because of her.

This was just about close to being a waste of 98 minutes for me though it is done well and the women are unhappy except for our ever kind Danner. Flashbacks throughout the entire film tend to be distracting but you get the idea after a half hour of them.

Nothing disturbing in this film. Maybe thats why I barely held interest.

---- Monsieur Rick

Breathing Lessons
12 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

RT has the wrong movie info for this movie. I saw the John Erman movie as described in the movie info and it was a Hallmark Hall of Fame made for TV film. That film was not what I had hoped for as the book its based on is a Pulitzer prize winning book. James Garner made me stay with the film but aside from him it didn't make much of an impression

Heartburn (1986)
23 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

All about a marriage going going going and then going bad. If you like Streep and Nicholson you should like this tale of infidelity and disallusionment. A big treat is seeing a young Kevin Spacey in his first feature film debut as a robber.

Five Easy Pieces
23 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

What is 5 Easy Pieces? One of them is a piano piece played by Jack Nicholson late in the film. You will also see Jack cry, seldom seen on film.

This tragic story of a life hurled into nowhere is Jack Nicholson's debut performance. Although coming from a middle class family with gifted musical talent, Jack just can't help himself but hit the road and be himself.

He reluctantly come home after 3 years when his father is ill and can't speak or respond to anything. Jack's sister and he get along fabulously, but he falls in love with his sister-in-law but finds she is not willing to leave with him.

Jack Nicholson is just Jack, but not the crazy we know him to be today. He is a little crazy, prone to violence and rootless. The diner scene is priceless.

5 Easy Pieces could be about a puzzle, but its much more serious than that. The puzzle is Jack's future...