History Music / Tommy

21st Feb '17 3:30:41 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DownInTheDumps: Tommy Walker in the film version is led to a junkyard in one of his visions, where he comes across a pinball machine which he becomes good at.
13th Feb '17 11:50:11 AM morenohijazo
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* TwistedEucharist: In the movie version, produced by flamboyant over-the-top director Ken Russell, Eric Clapton plays a priest in the cult of Saint Marilyn Monroe. Backed by the Who, this church has a version of Holy Communion where handfuls of sleeping pills and other downers are solemnly handed out to the Faithful (followed by slugs of ritual Scotch) while Clapton and the band hammer out the old blues standard "Eyesight To The Blind".
10th Feb '17 6:00:24 AM 06tele
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* CoveredInGunge: This happens to Tommy's mother in the movie; a washing machine discharges industrial quantities of foam over her, followed by baked beans, and finally chocolate, all of which Ann-Margret gamely writhes around in.
6th Jan '17 8:26:56 PM nombretomado
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* A 1975 [[TheMovie film]] directed by Creator/KenRussell, which manages to be even more trippy and incoherent than the original album. Like the [=LSO=] recording, a number of guest musicians were featured, including Music/EltonJohn (whose recording of "Pinball Wizard" became a radio hit), Ann-Margret as Tommy's mother Nora, Music/EricClapton and Arthur Brown as the [[PreacherMan high priests of the church of Marilyn Monroe]], Creator/OliverReed as Tommy's "Uncle Frank" Hobbs (who in this version kills Tommy's father rather than the other way around), and JackNicholson, in his only singing role (barring his performance of LA Vie En Rose in Film/AsGoodAsItGets), as Tommy's doctor. LighterAndSofter than the album, with gratuitous quantities of synthesized instrumentals and lots of LargeHam moments.

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* A 1975 [[TheMovie film]] directed by Creator/KenRussell, which manages to be even more trippy and incoherent than the original album. Like the [=LSO=] recording, a number of guest musicians were featured, including Music/EltonJohn (whose recording of "Pinball Wizard" became a radio hit), Ann-Margret as Tommy's mother Nora, Music/EricClapton and Arthur Brown as the [[PreacherMan high priests of the church of Marilyn Monroe]], Creator/OliverReed as Tommy's "Uncle Frank" Hobbs (who in this version kills Tommy's father rather than the other way around), and JackNicholson, Creator/JackNicholson, in his only singing role (barring his performance of LA Vie En Rose in Film/AsGoodAsItGets), as Tommy's doctor. LighterAndSofter than the album, with gratuitous quantities of synthesized instrumentals and lots of LargeHam moments.
26th Aug '16 12:59:37 AM YellowLab
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* NightmareFuel: The original album is mostly ambiguous, which might create a creepier atmosphere to some.
** "Dream One" from the original Pete Townshend demos.
26th Aug '16 12:58:37 AM YellowLab
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* TheStoic: Enforced with Tommy and especially noticeable in the film adaptation. Because of his disability he can hardly react to what's going on around him so he spends the most of the story staring blankly into space.

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* TheStoic: Enforced Justified with Tommy and especially noticeable in the film adaptation. Because of his disability he can hardly react to what's going on around him so he spends the most of the story staring blankly into space.
11th Jul '16 9:31:21 PM 2tropperman9
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** "Dream One" from the original demos.

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** "Dream One" from the original Pete Townshend demos.
11th Jul '16 9:17:40 PM 2tropperman9
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* NightmareFuel: The original album is mostly ambiguous, which might create a creepier atmosphere to some.
** "Dream One" from the original demos.
8th Jul '16 4:34:21 PM YellowLab
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* TheStoic: Enforced with Tommy in the film adaptation. Because of his disability he can hardly react to what's going on around him so he spends the first half of the movie staring blankly into space

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* TheStoic: Enforced with Tommy and especially noticeable in the film adaptation. Because of his disability he can hardly react to what's going on around him so he spends the first half most of the movie story staring blankly into spacespace.
8th Jul '16 4:25:31 PM YellowLab
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* TheStoic: Enforced with Tommy in the movie. Because of his disability, his ability to react to what is going on around him is limited so he spends the first half of the movie staring blankly into space

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* TheStoic: Enforced with Tommy in the movie. film adaptation. Because of his disability, his ability to disability he can hardly react to what is what's going on around him is limited so he spends the first half of the movie staring blankly into space
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