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Music CD The Who: Tommy DVD

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See Roger Daltrey as "the deaf, dumb, and blind kid." See Ann-Margret roll around in baked beans. See Tina Turner's unequaled rendition of "The Acid ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Who's first rock opera.

See Roger Daltrey as "the deaf, dumb, and blind kid." See Ann-Margret roll around in baked beans. See Tina Turner's unequaled rendition of "The Acid Queen." See Eric Clapton, Elton John, and Jack Nicholson do a musical number. The Who's music rocks hard from beginning to end. Director Ken Russell's movie is irreverent and captivating throughout and holds up well to the test of time. Now you can have this classic for your home library. Rated PG.


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Great for helping visualize the story, but.....

By Pinball Wizard 77

from Kenmore, WA

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This movie helps you visualize and understand the story, but i think they could've picked a better cast. This movie is nothing but singing and yet, some cast members cant even sing.Tommy is about a young boy that goes deaf, dumb, and blind after witnessing his father get murdered by his mother (ann-margaret) and her lover (oliver reed). They tell him he didn't see it, hear it, and that he won't tell anyone. after becoming isolated from the world, his mother and now step father, take him to various places to become cured. They eventually realize Tommy is a great pinball player, and after defeating the Pinball Wizard (Elton John) making him famous. After finally being cured he is considered by his fans as a "messiah". In my opinion Oliver Reed and Jack Nicholson have no singing talent. On the other hand, Keith Moon as Uncle Ernie, Roger Daltrey as Tommy, and just about everyone else is great. As the 70s marked the beginning of Pete Townshend's fascination with synthesizers, just about every song has new synthesizer parts. Although i prefer the 1969 album and the 1970 live performance of it Live at Leeds because of the harmonies, this movie has some good later versions of Amazing Journey/Sparks, I'm Free, and Sally Simpson.Overall, I would say get this movie only if you're a really hardcore Who fan, otherwise, get Tommy the album first, then see if you want to pursue the story.

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